IN ONE OF the most emotional moments of ICPA's 2004 Annual Meeting, Colin Hanlon, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Maui, accepted a check from ICPA in the amount of $32,000 that was raised by a silent auction. Auction items, ranging from airfare to accommodations to services, were provided by ICPA's hospitality partners from around the world who took part in the meeting.

“Wow! This is unbelievable and so generous of ICPA! It could not be more timely because we are in need of a van for our outreach program. We could use some of the funds for our sports and arts programs too, as well for the education tutoring program,” said Hanlon.

The Boys & Girls Club of Maui, headquartered in Makawao, is an affiliate of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which had its beginnings in 1860 with several women in Hartford, Conn., who believed children should have a positive alternative to roaming the streets. The mission of the club is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.