Spago General Manager-Derrin Abac
Supporting Maui Memorial Medical Center has a special meaning to Derrin Abac. "I was born in that hospital," he says. "All my family was born in that hospital, so it's a very big deal for me personally."
Derrin is general manager of Spago, which has supported Maui Memorial by hosting an annual fundraising dinner for the past eight years. This popular event, An Evening at Spago, features a luxurious four-course menu as well as a live auction and fund-a-need. It raised nearly $420,000 for the hospital foundation this last year.
Derrin is passionate about Maui Memorial and its fundraising. For Derrin, the fact that Maui Memorial is the only hospital on the island makes supporting it even more important. "Being born and raised here, and my whole family being from here for four generations, it's so important that we all do our part," he says. "At one point in time, every single one of my family members has been in the hospital and received care. It's so important that we continue to support the hospital, because it's a tremendous facility that helps so many people everyday."