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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.”

Hawai‘i Community Foundation Offers Students Over $4 Million in Scholarships

Hawai‘i Community Foundation Offers Students Over $4 Million in Scholarships

The Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) is accepting online scholarship applications from Hawai‘i students seeking financial assistance to fund their higher education. With more than 180 scholarship opportunities and $4 million in scholarships available, Hawai‘i Community Foundation is the third largest private scholarship provider in the state. HCF has provided scholarships to students to achieve higher education for over 30 years, with individuals receiving an average scholarship reward of $2,200 in 2013.

“For over 30 years, Hawai‘i Community Foundation has been proud to provide students with opportunities to pursue a college education through scholarships made possible by our generous donors,” said Amy Luersen, director of philanthropic services at HCF. “As costs associated with college tuition and expenses continue to be top of mind, we hope that parents and students will take advantage of this opportunity to alleviate some of those financial pressures.”

Subaru Hawaii Donates to American Red Cross–Hawaii State Chapter and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

Subaru Hawaii Donates to American Red Cross–Hawaii State Chapter and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

Subaru Hawaii announced that its “Share the Love” sales event raised $7,500 for American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter and $7,500 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii. A check presentation was held today at Servco Subaru Honolulu.

The “Share the Love” event donated $250 for every new vehicle sold by Subaru Hawaii dealers from November 1 to December 31, 2013. In total, the “Share the Love” event raised $30,000 for a group of four great causes:  $7,500 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, $7,500 for American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter, $7,500 for SPCA Maui and $7,500 for Hawaii Island Humane Society.

"MIGHTY MO" Celebrates Double Launch Anniversaries Today

70 Years Since the USS Missouri First Entered the Water; 15 Years Since the Battleship Missouri Memorial Opened in Pearl Harbor

Today, the USS Missouri celebrates a pair of noteworthy anniversaries representing its launch both as a battleship ready for combat (70 years), and as a memorial ready to showcase its greatness in service (15 years). 

Hawaii Meth Project Hosts “Break the Ice” Teen Art Display at the Hawaii State Capitol

WHAT: "Break The Ice" Art Display

WHEN: Exhibit will be on display through February 28, 2014 from 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed Holidays)

WHO: Hawaii Meth Project

WHERE: Hawaii State Capitol – Chamber level, Foyer
              415 South Beretania Street
              Honolulu, HI 96813

COST: Free and open to the public

2014 Feng Shui Outlook Seminar Benefits Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific

Learn About Wealth & Fortune in the Year of the Horse

2014 Feng Shui Outlook Benefits REHAB

World Of Feng Shui  (WOFS) USA Honolulu presents 2014 Feng Shui Outlook for the Year of the Yang Wood Horse by expert consultant, Peter Lung, to benefit Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.

For the past nine years, WOFS has donated more than $80,000 of the proceeds from this annual event to REHAB Foundation. 

What: Feng Shui Outlook for 2014:  The Year of the Yang Wood Horse

Where: Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific

              226 N. Kuakini St.

When:    Saturday, January 25, 2014

Time:      9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.