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Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for January 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for January 2014. Prudential Locations’ awards are presented on a monthly basis to celebrate agents’ outstanding performance in a variety of categories. Prudential Locations is pleased to announce the following winners:

Pūlama Lāna`i Appoints Lesley Kaneshiro as SVP of Operations and Garret Tokuda as SVP of Finance

Pūlama Lāna`i Appoints Lesley Kaneshiro as SVP of Operations and Garret Tokuda as SVP of Finance

Pūlama Lāna‘i announced today that it has appointed Lesley Kaneshiro as senior vice president of operations responsible for overseeing the operations functions for  Pūlama Lāna‘i and its subsidiaries.  Kaneshiro was previously senior vice president of finance.  Garret Tokuda has joined the company as senior vice president of finance and will be responsible for oversight of all accounting and finance functions for Pūlama Lāna‘i. 

“We are fortunate to have Lesley on our team and believe her analytical background and strong track record in operations make her a natural fit for her new role,” said Kurt Matsumoto, Pūlama Lāna‘i chief operating officer.  “We are also pleased to welcome Garret and know that his deep experience in finance and hospitality will be a great asset to our company.”

UH Foundation Promotes Jennifer Burke and Welcomes Rose Ramos-Benzel to Team

UH Foundation Promotes Jennifer Burke and Welcomes Rose Ramos-Benzel to Team

Kaua‘i and Oahu, Hawaiʻi – The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation is happy to announce that Jennifer Burke has been promoted, and Rose Ramos-Benzel has joined the development team.

Jennifer Burke has been promoted to director of development for the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  In this new role, she will work with Dean Mary Boland to expand fundraising efforts and broaden philanthropic support for the School. Prior to this promotion, Jennifer served as the associate director of development for the Shidler College of Business for two and a half years. Here she raised major gifts and managed the annual fundraising initiatives. She also served for five years as the assistant director of scholarship development in the scholarship office.

Camp Smith Semper Fit Center wins masonry award for Architects Hawaii

 Camp Smith Semper Fit Center wins masonry award for Architects Hawaii

The Masonry Institute of Hawaii recently awarded the Camp H.M. Smith Semper Fit Center the 2013 Project of the Year. Architects Hawaii Ltd. (AHL) worked with AMEC-Nan Joint Venture LLC to provide the architectural and interior design services.

 

The new fitness center meets Department of Defense anti-terrorism/force protection (ATFP) requirements which provide appropriate and implementable measures to protect against possible terrorist attacks. The modern, state-of-the-art facility includes a fitness area, gymnasium, and exercise rooms with showers, locker rooms, administrative offices and a classroom, and is designed to attain a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification.

 

The Pavel’s $10M Gift Invests in Premier UH Expertise in Ocean, Earth and Sky

The Pavel’s $10M Gift Invests in Premier UH Expertise in Ocean, Earth and Sky

When Victor and Margaret (Peggy) Pavel designated the University of Hawai‘i Foundation as the primary beneficiary of their estate, they wanted to keep their identity private and preferred no personal publicity for what would turn out to be the largest estate gift to UH in UH history. Fortunately, they gave us permission to posthumously acknowledge them, and let Hawai‘i know who provided the transformative $10 million estate gift that will support UH programs and students statewide.  In addition to who, the Pavel’s more importantly wanted to share with Hawai‘i “why.”  The Pavel’s believed deeply in the value of science education and nature preservation. They felt that UH, with its internationally recognized expertise in these areas, was an excellent investment.

Star of Honolulu Offers Easter Cruise Special for Kama‘aina

What:
Celebrate Easter aboard the Star of Honolulu—- it’s perfect for the whole family! Enjoy an egg hunt and prize giveaways for kids, Hawaiian cultural activities and buffet with roast beef and “champagne!”

The Star of Honolulu is Hawaii’s largest, award-winning 1,500-person tour vessel with 3 types of stabilizers for smooth sailing in Hawaiian waters. It is Hawaii’s only A.D.A. compliant ship featuring 4 spacious decks and 6 dining rooms for the best views and most choices.
 

When: 
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 20, 2014
12:00PM and 2:00PM
 

Cost:
Adult $52.65 (with valid Hawaii I.D.; tax included)
Child $31.59 (with valid Hawaii I.D.; tax included) 
 

First insurance charitable foundation donates more than $400,000

First insurance charitable foundation donates more than $400,000

Giving Increased by More Than $28,000 Compared With 2012

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $400,000 in 2013 to 75 local nonprofit organizations, compared to $372,000 in Foundation donations for 2012.

The 2013 beneficiaries included the University of Hawaii Foundation (including for the 55 by ’25 Campaign that aims to have 55% of working-age adults hold a two- or four-year degree by the year 2025), the Hawaii Community Foundation, Enterprise Honolulu, Japan-America Society of Hawaii, Teach for America, American Red Cross and Aloha United Way.

“We congratulate our many local nonprofits for continuing to strive for a better and stronger Hawaii, and are happy to do our part as a local company,” said FICOH CEO Allen Uyeda. “We look forward to helping more organizations carry out their missions in 2014.”