H. Mitchell “Mitch” D’Olier, of Kaneohe Ranch Company and the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, will receive the NASBA Center for Public Trust (CPT) Being A Difference Awardfor inspiring public trust by changing the Hawaiian business community through his leadership efforts and significant contributions to support the vital services of Hawaii’s community.
As this year’s CEO category recipient, D’Olier is President and Chief Executive Officer of Kaneohe Ranch Company, Limited – a company that manages the real estate owned by the family trusts of Harold K.L. Castle and Alice H. Castle and their non-profit charitable foundation – The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, for which Mr. D’Olier also serves as President and CEO.
The Foundation is the largest private foundation based in Hawaii with a real estate portfolio consisting of major land holdings located in Kailua on the windward side of Oahu, as well as other Oahu and mainland United States properties. Its charitable contributions to the people of Hawaii include grants that are awarded to non-profit organizations created for the benefit of Hawaii’s community. Originally, the grants focused on the windward side of Oahu – youth, private education and healthcare; but from 1992 – 2000, more than $52 million was granted to organizations serving windward Oahu. Today, the Foundation averages grant awards of $7 million a year.
D’Olier also contributes to his community by serving in various capacities for numerous organizations. He is a member and immediate past chair of the Hawaii Business Roundtable; a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Honolulu; member of the Board of Advisors and past president of the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii. He is also a director of Hawaiian Islands Ministries, The Oceanic Institute, The Bishop Museum, Hawaii Family Forum, Reyn’s Men’s Wear, Inc. and Hookakoo Corporation. Mr. D’Olier has also served as a member of the advisory board of Catholic Charities Hawaii and Sea Grant in the School of Ocean Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaii and member of the University of Hawaii Community Partnership.
He was previously President and CEO of Victoria Ward, Limited for nine years and a member of its Board of Directors for 10 years. D’Olier was president and Chief Operating Officer of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. and its related companies for two years. Prior to joining Hawaiian Airlines, he was a partner and management committee member of the Honolulu law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn and Stifel, which he joined as an associate in 1972.
D’Olier and his wife, Bambi, moved to Hawaii from Iowa in 1972 and have three sons.