Spreading its reach: Sayre Foundation reflects on 22 years as it looks toward an expanding future

Daniel R Sayre Memorial Foundation Award Winners are recognized on stage at the Fairmont Orchid during the 2018 awards dinner. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
From left, Hawaii Fire Department Capt. Chris Stelfox, ocean safety officers Mark Van Heukelam, Ryan McGuckin, Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation founder Laura Mallery-Sayre, Janet Higa-Miller donation gifter from Bike Works Beach, Grant Miller, foundation founder Dr. Frank Sayre, ocean safety officer Joy Mills-Ferren, and foundation chairs Kerstin Busse-Blunt, Cindy and Bill Armer pose Sunday at Kahaluu Beach Park. (Tom Hasslinger / West Hawaii Today) More photos to follow
CAMERON MICULKA/West Hawaii Today Laura Mallery-Sayre, co-founder of the Danial R. Sayre Memorial Foundation, speaks with Deputy Chief Lance Uchida, center, and Capt. Bill Bergin after the foundation donated two Jaws of Life sets to the Hawaii Fire Department on Friday.
Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation co-founder Laura Mallery-Sayre stands with Hawaii Fire Department personnel after the nonprofit donated two sets of "Jaws of Life" to the department. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)
Hawaii County lifeguard Ben Fisher patrols Hapuna beach on an ATV donated by the Daniel R Sayre Memorial Foundation. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)
From left, Fire Battalion Chief Darwin Okinaka, Robin Nakayama representing the Mrowinski family, Laura Mallery-Sayre and Hawaii County Councilwoman Sue Lee Loy with the Billy Pugh rescue net provided through the Sayre Foundation by the Mrowinski family for the county's Chopper 1.
Hawaii Fire Department personnel and EMTs join Laura Mallery-Sayre and Dr. Frank Sayre, founders of the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation, at a recent gifting.

Daniel Sayre was a waterman, as skilled in the ocean as he was in the books.