Friends and family of Catherine ‘Ofa Mann have established a TOFA scholarship fund in her memory. The scholarship will support graduating high school seniors or continuing college students from Northern California with a preference given to Pacific Islander students to help further their education.‘Ofa leaves behind a legacy of advocating for the Pacific Islander community and putting others' needs before her own. She tirelessly volunteered her time and supported many other Asian and Pacific Islander organizations. Recognized for her abilities to bring about the best in others, Ofa’s talents to help others less fortunate will be memorialized through the recipient of this scholarship.
Anyone interested in contributing to this fund in Ofa’s memory may do so through TOFA, a non-profit organization which Ofa founded 20 years ago.
Online donations can be accepted at TOFA’s website, tofainc.org or checks can be mailed to TOFA, P O Box 221052, Sacramento, CA 95822. Please reference the ‘Ofa Mann Scholarship Fund.
To donate to the TOFA Scholarship fund in memory of 'Ofa, click on the Donate Now button below:
TOFA Ambassadors began the 2020 year meeting at the Sacramento Sheriff’s Community Office in South Sacramento. Due to COVID-19, we quickly adapted and moved to online meetings via zoom. Topics that were covered this year included formal greetings, networking, financial literacy, lyric composition, team building, culture, art, the law, and a big part of this year’s program was the 2020 Census outreach.
This year was special because TOFA Ambassadors’ efforts for the 2020 Census reached over 900 people through social media, personal and phone contacting. As end of year assignments, TOFA Ambassadors reported on their favourite moments throughout the 2020 program and participated in a Census essay or presentation competition.
Thanks to generous donations from Farm Fresh to You and in coordination with Asian Resources (ARI), TOFA was able to distribute 800 boxes of Vegetables and Fruits to the Pacific Islander community around Sacramento.
From Jun 12th until August 21st, Farm Fresh to You donated boxes of Vegetables and Fruits to ARI to be distributed to the API community throughout Sacramento. TOFA was chosen to distribute boxes to the Pacific Islander section.
Each Friday TOFA Ambassador representatives picked up the boxes from ARI and delivered them to various church and community leaders who then shared them with families in their groups. A big thanks to our TOFA Ambassadors and parents who helped each week.
TOFA united with Pacific Islander Community Leaders come together as another reminder to be counted in the 2020 Census.
See flyer above for more information.
We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.