Micah A. Kāne joined the Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) in January 2016 as president and chief operating officer. He is responsible for leading the executive team and day-to-day operations of the statewide philanthropic organization. Kāne served for seven years on HCF’s Board of Governors before transitioning into a management capacity.
Before serving with HCF, Kāne was the chief operating officer of Pacific Links Hawai‘i, responsible for the company’s Hawai‘i operations and future acquisitions in the islands.
Prior to joining Kamehameha Schools in September 2009, Kāne was appointed chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission and the director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands by Gov. Linda Lingle in 2003 and served in that capacity until 2009.
Kāne’s term as a Kamehameha Schools trustee began in September 2009.
A former chair and executive director of the Hawai‘i Republican Party, Kāne also served as a government affairs liaison for the Building Industry Association of Hawai‘i, and traveled throughout the South Pacific helping entrepreneurs start businesses as a business consultant for the Pacific Business Center.
Kāne is on the boards of various community-based organizations, including the Hawai‘i Meth Project, Malama Learning Center, Lanakila Pacific LLC and the March of Dimes. He also serves as a trustee for his alma mater, Menlo College.
Kāne received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Menlo College, where he graduated cum laude. Kāne is also a graduate of Kamehameha Schools. While attending Menlo College, he played both baseball and football, and in 2007 was inducted into the Menlo College Hall of Fame for his efforts on the football field.
Over the years Kāne has been recognized for various awards including the Salvation Army Partners in Community Service Award, Hawaiian Leader of the Year Award from the Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, Ho‘oulu Leadership Award for Government, Environmental Council Award, Spirit of the Year Award from the Aloha United Way and the Housing Advocate of the Year Award from the Building Industry Association of Hawaii.