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Hawai‘i Pacific University is Gifted $125,000 from Bank of Hawaii Foundation

Hawai‘i Pacific University is Gifted $125,000 from Bank of Hawaii Foundation

The revitalization of Aloha Tower Marketplace as a vibrant hub for retail, residential and educational uses, gained its first major corporate supporter, with Bank of Hawaii Foundation donating $125,000 for the Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) Learning Commons.

 

The HPU Learning Commons will be a state-of-the-art learning and technology center that provides students and faculty with a modern space to collaborate, exchange ideas, socialize and learn as a group. Additionally, the space will help enrich Honolulu’s intellectual and cultural scene by providing a home for seminars on arts and culture, as well as think-tank sessions for a broad range of ages and demographics.  

 

Kaiser Permanente Continues Long History of Supporting Polynesian Voyaging Society

Kaiser Permanente Continues Long History of Supporting Polynesian Voyaging Society

Today, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced its donation of more than $70,000 in cash and medical supplies to the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s (PVS) four-year voyage around the world.  PVS’s mission is to perpetuate the skill of traditional Polynesian voyaging and navigating, and educate the community on its values of caring for the land and sea.  The second leg of their worldwide voyage will begin in May 2014 as they depart Oahu for their first international port in Tahiti.

The iconic Hōkūle‘a, a traditional double-hulled voyaging canoe, and its sister Hikianalia will sail the world’s oceans on a four-year journey entitled Mālama Honua.  Over 300 crewmembers are expected to take the trip, visiting 85 ports in over 25 countries.  The voyage began in 2013 with the Mālama Honua sail throughout the Hawaiian islands, connecting with over 20,000 community members.

Alexander & Baldwin Presents Donation to REHAB Foundation for Capital Campaign

Alexander & Baldwin Presents Donation to REHAB Foundation for Capital Campaign
Alexander & Baldwin recently presented final payment to Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) Foundation on a $25,000 pledge for the hospital's capital campaign.  REHAB is the only hospital in Hawaii to provide acute rehabilitative care and offers specialized programs such as Cardiac Rehabilitation, Stroke Recovery Center, Women’s Rehab Center, a senior drivers’ safety program and “Back to Life,” an innovative pain reduction and rehabilitative program for wounded soldiers in partnership with the Veterans Administration.

Ewa Makai Middle School Principal awarded $25,000 in School Leadership Award

Ewa Makai Middle School Principal awarded $25,000 in School Leadership Award

The Island Insurance Foundation presented its tenth annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award of $25,000 to Principal Edward Oshiro of Ewa Makai Middle School at the annual Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation Dinner held on May 1st at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.

The award, named in honor of the late Masayuki Tokioka, founder of Island Insurance Company, Ltd., is presented to a public school principal who is visionary, community-minded, and has an entrepreneurial spirit – qualities of leadership that Tokioka exemplified in his own company and in the business community.

Servco Chevrolet Donates Funds, Equipment to the Hawaii Rush Soccer Club

Servco Chevrolet Donates Funds, Equipment to the Hawaii Rush Soccer Club

Tammie Richardson from Ewa Beach recently won a Chevy Youth Soccer Entertainment Package worth $1,000, courtesy of Servco Chevrolet in Waipahu. In 2013, Servco Chevrolet sponsored Hawaii Rush Soccer Club, a 700-member youth soccer organization based in Central Oahu, by donating $2,000 worth of fundraising raffle tickets for prizes such as a 2014 Chevy Traverse or Cruze, or home entertainment package. Hawaii Rush Soccer Club was able to keep all ticket proceeds as part of the fundraiser.

Servco Chevrolet General Manager Keith Nakamura and his staff are strong supporters of youth sports in the Leeward area and welcomed the opportunity to give back to such a great coaching organization and all of its players.

Age-Friendly City Initiative Gains Support from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

Age-Friendly City Initiative Gains Support from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii presented a donation check for $90,000 to the Age-Friendly City Initiative in a ceremony today, which will support the program’s goal to create a safe and secure living environment for seniors to thrive. The City & County of Honolulu and AARP Hawaii are working to implement a plan of action to designate Honolulu as an internationally recognized Age-Friendly City, in accordance with standards set by the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities®.

McDonald’s supports 27,000 students in this year’s career and technical education program

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii is proudly supporting this year’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with a title sponsorship. Each year approximately 27,000 public high school students are enrolled in CTE and its challenging curriculum. Students may enter this rigorous program as ninth or tenth graders and focus on one of six career pathways for one to four years in addition to their academic requirements. Designed to integrate knowledge and technical skills in the resolution of real-world problems, the CTE program includes many initiatives connecting learning to industry and business. One of these is the Performance-Based Assessments (PBA).