Timbers Philanthropy

Timbers is dedicated to creating intimate, luxurious resort properties in the world’s most sought-after destinations. Each location we choose is more than just a place – it’s a unique and vibrant community full of rich history, vigorous spirit and incredible people.

That’s why at Timbers, we are committed to philanthropic efforts that support and enhance the communities that have so generously welcomed us.

Folds of Honor

As a veteran-led organization, Timbers is proud to partner with Folds of Honor, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen or disabled military members and First Responders. Folds of Honor ensures that families who have sacrificed so much for our country and communities receive the education and opportunities they deserve.  Folds of Honor’s founder, Lt Col Dan Rooney is a F-16 Fighter Pilot (1,800 hours of flight time) with three combat tours in Iraq and is a PGA Golf Professional.

Annually, Hōkūala hosts Operation: Rising Star, a golf tournament at the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Ocean Course with proceeds directly benefiting Folds of Honor scholarship recipients in Hawai‘i. In its inaugural event, Operation: Rising Star raised over $125,000; 2024’s annual event will take place on December 15.

The first annual South Seas Tarpon Tournament was held on May 17, 2024 raising nearly $200,000, equating to 40 educational scholarships for local recipients in Lee county, Florida. The 2025 annual event will take place over Memorial Day Weekend. 

Turtle Conservation at Timbers Kiawah

Every spring, endangered sea turtles—mostly loggerheads—make their way to Kiawah Island to nest.

In 2019, Timbers Kiawah committed to helping save the turtles by teaming up with Peter Millar—a high-end apparel brand—to create a limited-edition beach cruiser to raise awareness for turtle conservation. All proceeds from the bike sales were donated to the Town of Kiawah’s Turtle Patrol program.

The conservation initiative also includes educational programs. Leaders from the island’s Turtle Patrol are engaged with Timbers Kiawah to lead education for adults and fun activities for Timbers’ smallest residents, the Timbers Tykes, that highlight the importance of recycling, keeping beaches clean and protecting the loggerhead sea turtle nests.

Giving back at Timbers Kaua‘i & Hōkūala

One of the pillars of both our master planned development and resort on Kaua‘i is upholding our dedication and support to the ‘āina (land) and our ‘ohana (family). Regularly pursuing partnerships and opportunities to give back with non-profits and small businesses, Timbers Kaua‘i and Hōkūala are proud to regularly partner with fantastic organizations such as Surfrider Foundation Kaua‘i, Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Land Trust, and the National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kaua‘i. Our team regularly participates in beach and land clean-ups and encourages our guests and Owners to pursue individual voluntourism opportunities.

Onsite, our organic 16.5-acre farm and orchard, The Farm at Hōkūala, practices truly organic and regenerative farming practices with zero input of non-reusable plastics and does not rely on any fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Host to traditional canoe crops and bountiful produce, The Farm supplies fresh produce and botanicals to both our onsite restaurant, Hualani’s, and serves as an educational resource for Owners, guests, and the community.

Hualani’s utilizes the freshest local produce available, including from The Farm at Hōkūala, and is an official Surfrider Ocean-Friendly Restaurant, a program that recognizes restaurants that are committed to making sustainable choices for our ocean such as reducing single-use plastics, providing single-use items only upon request, and following proper recycling practices.

Cleanup Initiatives at South Seas

The Great American Cleanup® unites communities across the country in a grassroots spring-cleaning movement. For over 16 years, employees, friends, and families of South Seas Resort have taken part in this fantastic movement alongside others such as International Coastal Cleanup.

Our commitment to keeping our island pristine goes beyond simply participating in these initiatives. Our employees and their families regularly come together on their own time to help clean our beaches and mangroves, ensuring that our natural habitats remain healthy and vibrant for the years to come.

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