Sadly, we have lost one of our own. James Kimo Campbell, long-time activist and leader of the Pohaku Fund , a donor advised fund supporting environment protection, civil rights and Hawaiian sovereignty housed here at Tides since 1987, passed away on February 16th from complications due to Lou Gehrig’s disease. Kimo was a fighter, an activist who surprised people due to his fiscal responsibility. Known for not only his passion in righting what he believed to be wrong, Kimo shared his intelligence, fairness and his canny ability to work through complicated issues to insure successful solutions.
Kimo personified the famous John F. Kennedy quote, “ One person can make a difference and everyone should try. “The one way to insure that you have no political power is not to do anything,” Kimo said in a 1977 interview. “I don’t have a lot of patience with people who say there’s no use in doing anything because everyone is corrupt. We can’t afford to have people on the sidelines.” Kimo always played centerfield.
Please join us in sending our condolences to the Campbell family.