The Über Awards

Hawaii Women’s Legal Foundation hosted its 2010 Gala Fundraiser, “The Über Awards: Stepping onto the Red Carpet for Glory or Shame” on Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel – Maui and Kaua’i Ballrooms.  This annual fundraiser, renowned for its unique entertainment value, featured a wine reception and silent auction, followed by an elegant dinner. Diners enjoyed the ambiance at Über Diamond Tables, Über Platinum Tables, and Über Gold Tables.

The silent auction included unique collectable artwork, along with certificates for hotel and resort stays, award-winning restaurants and golf rounds.

Previous years have been rich with political satire, featuring singing and dancing politicians, attorneys and other notable performers. In 2010, HWLF rolled out the red carpet and presented – not the Oscars or the Grammies or the Nobels – but an award of its own invention, “The Über Awards.”

Colbert Matsumoto, Chair and CEO of Island Insurance Company Ltd., and one of the event’s Honorary Co-Chairs, said “HWLF is a most deserving organization.  Its fundraising proceeds benefit the women and children of Hawai`i.  In the past, HWLF has awarded grants to Waikiki Health Center, Children’s Alliance of Hawai`i, Hawai`i Literacy, YWCA, Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i, the Domestic Violence Action Center, and the Kukui Children’s Foundation.”

Paula Yoshioka, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of The Queen’s Medical Center, and the event’s other Honorary Co-Chair, remarked that “HWLF, together with its sister organization, Hawai`i Women Lawyers, were the recipients of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations’ 2009 Public Service award, in recognition of their “Mother’s Day Project,” where over 2,000 gifts were created for deserving children to give to their mothers, who could not otherwise afford to do so.”

Selected Silent Auction Items

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San Michele Silver Cascade Collection Necklace with Heart Pendant and Cascade Bracelet (San Michele's Finest Peruvian Sterling Silver) - $650
San Michele Silver Cascade Collection Necklace with Heart Pendant and Cascade Bracelet (San Michele's Finest Peruvian Sterling Silver) - $650
Prada Heavy Silk Raso Evening Clutch - $760
Prada Heavy Silk Raso Evening Clutch - $760
Big Buddha Fuschia Tote - $83
Big Buddha Fuschia Tote - $83
Big Buddha Valentino-Inspired Designer Bag in White - $78
Big Buddha Valentino-Inspired Designer Bag in White - $78
Black Asian-Inspired Jacket (size medium) - $225
Black Asian-Inspired Jacket (size medium) - $225
Antique Chinese Embroidered Silk Dragon Panel (estimated late 19th to early 20th Century. Fragment from an Imperial Court or High Ranking Official) - $1,000
Antique Chinese Embroidered Silk Dragon Panel (estimated late 19th to early 20th Century. Fragment from an Imperial Court or High Ranking Official) - $1,000
Antique Blue Floral on Red Felt Panel (estimated 19th Century) Four of 8 Buddhist Treasures depicted with Stylized Peony Flowers - $300
Antique Blue Floral on Red Felt Panel (estimated 19th Century) Four of 8 Buddhist Treasures depicted with Stylized Peony Flowers - $300
Hello Kitty basket (pink party tub with various Hello Kitty items) - $140
Hello Kitty basket (pink party tub with various Hello Kitty items) - $140
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Karen - Two Kittens - $40
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Karen - Two Kittens - $40
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Yvonne Lau - Geisha
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Yvonne Lau - Geisha
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Karen Char - Forest Fairy
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Karen Char - Forest Fairy
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Karen Char - Flower Garden
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Karen Char - Flower Garden
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Zale Okazaki - Christmas Tree
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Zale Okazaki - Christmas Tree
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Irene Anzai and George Eguchi
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Irene Anzai and George Eguchi
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Yvonne Lau - 5 Geisha
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Yvonne Lau - 5 Geisha
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Gail Cosgrove - Eclipse
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Gail Cosgrove - Eclipse
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Elizabeth Kent - Quilted Silk from the Oasis Restaurant
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Elizabeth Kent - Quilted Silk from the Oasis Restaurant
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Yvonne Lau - Chrysalis
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Yvonne Lau - Chrysalis
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Lauren Sharkey - Hot Wheels Speedway
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Lauren Sharkey - Hot Wheels Speedway
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Lauren Sharkey - Lego Ahoy!
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Lauren Sharkey - Lego Ahoy!
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Zale Okazaki - Pretty in Pink
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Zale Okazaki - Pretty in Pink
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Rhonda Griswold - Surfer I
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Rhonda Griswold - Surfer I
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Rhonda Griswold - Surfer II
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Rhonda Griswold - Surfer II
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Zale Okazaki - Flower Power
Handcrafted Shadow Box: Zale Okazaki - Flower Power