Trever Asam

Trever Asam, partner at Cades Schutte, is one of the speakers lined up for Chaminade’s 13th annual Nonprofit Organizations One-Day Seminar


The 13th Annual Nonprofit Organizations One Day Seminar presented by Chaminade University will take place on Friday, September 30th, from 7:30 a.m. (registration) to 4:30 p.m. at the Pagoda Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. Early registration is now to August 31.

The seminar will provide useful information on current issues and changing requirements that affect every nonprofit and provide insights that will help organizations deal with the unique challenges facing them today. Recent legislative and regulatory changes make this year’s seminar especially relevant. This seminar will be an excellent opportunity for nonprofits catch up on new rules, including new rules on Form 990 and Act 174 relating to charitable trusts and nonprofit organizations. Experts will guide attendees through the tricky maze of tax-exempt compliance and review the categories and governing instruments for tax-exempt organizations. They will also update attendees on new laws, which protect a nonprofit organization’s status, the audit accounting standard, use of tax-exempt entities, and strategies for maintaining a tax-exempt status.

Lineup of speakers will include:
Hugh Jones, Esq., Supervising Deputy Attorney General at Tax & Charities Division in Honolulu, Hawaii
Trever K. Asam, Partner at Cades Schutte
Wayne M. Tanna, JD, LL.M., Professor of Accounting at Chaminade University
Curtis K. Saiki, VP & General Counsel at Hawaii Community Foundation
Johnnel Nakamura, Vice President and Trust Tax Manager at First Hawaiian Bank
Douglas K. Freeman, J.D., LL.M., Executive Vice President, Director of Trust Services and Consulting First Foundation Bank
Patti Look, CFRE, Principal and Founder of The FundDevelopment Group
Aaron M. Williamson Jr., CPA, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Chaminade University and Principal at T-SOA, Certified Public Accounting Services
Angela Angel, Vice President & Chief Production Officer at ‘Ōlelo Community Media

Registration fee is $189 per person if registering by August 31, 2016; thereafter it will be $239.00 per person.   Discount rates are being offered to HANO, HAIS, and HAPA members. Members should inquire with their respective organizations. For registration and event information, please visit  For additional information, please contact El Rising via e-mail at or call (808) 440-4280.