After careful considerations, we have decided to cancel rather than reschedule the 2020 Kona Brewers Festival. However, we intend to celebrate our 25th Anniversary on March 13, 2021. We hope you’ll join us!
The Kona Brewers Festival is a non-profit fundraising event benefiting nonprofit organizations that contribute to environmental conservation, the well-being of Hawaii’s youth, and culture.
There are 23 community organizations that are beneficiaries of the 2020 Kona Brewers Festival. These nonprofit organizations rely on the funds from the Festival in order to meet important community needs. Even though the 2020 KBF has been cancelled, The Ke Kai Ala Foundation would like to fulfill its commitment to provide funding to these essential organizations, which will now have an even greater need because of COVID19 events.
We also value our enthusiastic supporters who have purchased tickets to the 2020 Festival and are therefore offering to refund the ticket cost. However, we ask that you strongly consider donating all or part of the price of your ticket so that our community organizations can continue their good work. Your donation will be matched up to at least $25,000 by The Healy Foundation and other generous donors. Our goal is to fulfill our commitment to fund our beneficiaries in the amount of $100,000.
Ticket holders have received an email requesting them to choose one of the following donation/refund options by March 19th (ticket platform deadline):
FULL DONATION ~ I support the mission of the Kona Brewer’s Festival and choose to donate the full value of my ticket to Ke Kai Ala Foundation so that it can fulfill its commitment to fund the 2020 KBF beneficiaries.
PARTIAL DONATION ~ I support the mission of the Kona Brewer’s Festival and choose to receive a refund of $50 and donate $35 to Ke Kai Ala Foundation so that it can fulfill its commitment to fund the 2020 KBF beneficiaries.
FULL REFUND ~ I support the mission of the Kona Brewer’s Festival, but cannot at this time make a donation. I choose to receive a full refund all tickets, taxes and fees associated with this email address.
OTHER DONATION ~ Please consider making a donation to the 2020 KBF Beneficiaries. If you have questions regarding ways in which you can support our beneficiaries, including providing additional matching funds or other donation, please contact Kate Jacobson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Refunds will include processing fees and taxes. Unfortunately, our ticketing platform, Eventbrite, cannot process bulk refunds, so all 2000 tickets will be processed by hand, one at a time by awesome volunteers. Please be patient with us. It will take awhile to get through them all. Please respond with the instructions in the email by March 19.