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Kay Hiramine was born into a first-generation Japanese-American Buddhist home in southern California. At the age of 17, Kay received the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior. After graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College in Los Angeles, he worked for Procter and Gamble in southern California. Kay was ranked one of the top national salesmen for Procter and Gamble's Food Division in 1988. He then worked for Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate as an Industrial Sales and Leasing Agent in Glendale, California.

Kay also has a distinguished career in the faith-based world. He has started multiple nonprofits and has overseen global initiatives involving millions of people in every country of the world. Kay and his wife have planted two churches, one in California and another in Colorado. Kay serves on a number of nonprofit boards, leveraging his private sector experience and applying best business practices and culture transformation applications for widows, orphans, and those being oppressed by poverty and other conditions. Kay also serves on the Oral Roberts Board of Trustees, Finishing the Task Committee, Call to All Strategy Group and Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism - Strategy Working Group.

Kay has started numerous successful private sector for-profit companies. On this solid financial foundation, he and his team have funded numerous humanitarian initiatives, NGOs and foundations globally. They have also started a Philanthropic Venture Fund that funds developing world companies that create jobs for the poor. This fund has financed over $40m in the last 13 years.

Kay has an International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) from the University of Geneva, Fordham University and the Royal College of Surgeons at the University of Belfast. He attained this globally recognized diploma in Geneva, Switzerland. Information on this program can be found at Kay has an honorary Ph.D. (LLD) in Philanthropy from Kathmandu International University, Jesus College for his global philanthropic and humanitarian activities.

Kay is the Catalyst of J127 Ministries (J127). Since 1999, J127 has been operating as a Christian ministry umbrella over a number of ministries & Kingdom businesses committed to "serving widows and orphans globally and helping people remain unstained from the world." - James 1:27. J127 also works extensively with the persecuted church around the world. Kay is Principal of the Catalyst Global, Ltd. As Principal of this Colorado based for profit company, Kay netweaves relationships in both the private sector and faith based world.

Kay served from 2001-2013 as Founder, Catalyst & CEO for Humanitarian International Services Group (HISG), an organization he co-founded in 2001 that is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. HISG has worked with NGOs, international organizations, United Nations agencies, and U.S. and foreign government officials in sustainable humanitarian activities in more than 100 countries such as Brazil, North Korea, China, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sudan, Chad, and Ecuador. HISG has moved over $100 million worth of humanitarian aid, trained over 10,000 people in disaster response, started over 2,500 small/medium and sustainable businesses, and trained over 4,000 people in community development practices since 2001. In 2007, Kay was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award by President George Bush for "setting a positive example of compassion and citizenship for the American people."

Kay is married to Julie Hiramine who leads Generations of Virtue (, a global ministry that equips parents to empower children and teens for purity. Generations of Virtue is Transforming Culture One Family at a Time. Kay and Julie have five daughters and reside in Colorado, New York, and Singapore.