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TAKITANI FOUNDATION STARTS NEW SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS

TAKITANI FOUNDATION STARTS NEW SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS

The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation, Inc. added an extra round of grants to its regular high school scholarship program this year, this time to start new scholarship programs at four nonprofit organizations and institutions. With these new grants, the Foundation has awarded a total of $304,280 to promote scholarship in Hawaii this year.

 

Chaminade University received $50,000 to create a Takitani Entrepreneurship Scholar program for majors in entrepreneurship.

 

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific will use its $40,000 grant to fund semester internships to medical students who declare physical therapy as their majors.

 

Shidler College of Business received $25,000 to create an entrepreneurship major for Takitani Innovation Fellows who “will provide strategic planning services to companies on issues relative to market experience, new product launch and acquisition.”

 

Hawaii Contestant Wins Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Nationwide “Ship it Forward" Facebook Contest

Hawaii Contestant Wins Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Nationwide “Ship it Forward" Facebook Contest

Laura Fonseca-Fiddler of Kaneohe wins $2,000 gift certificate for United Airlines

Pearl Harbor, HI – The Battleship Missouri Memorial announced today that Laura Fonseca-Fiddler of Kaneohe, Hawaii was selected as the grand prize winner of its nationwide Facebook contest, receiving a $2,000 gift certificate for United Airlines. 

At the center of the Missouri’s “Ship it Forward” contest was its eye-catching new “Battlehead” headgear, designed in the shape of the Mighty Mo (see image below).

HHL Holdings Provides Some Hammer Time for Honolulu’s Habitat for Humanity

HHL Holdings Provides Some Hammer Time  for Honolulu’s Habitat for Humanity

HHL Holdings, the parent company of Honolulu HomeLoans Inc., Honolulu Property Management LLC and Xpedite LLC, participated in Honolulu Habitat for Humanity's Sponsor for a Day program on Saturday, Nov. 8. HHL Holdings donated $5,000 to support Habitat's mission of providing housing for local families. In addition, HHL staff members, along with their family and friends, assisted in home building tasks at five homes in the Kumuhau Project in Waimanalo.

Volunteers trimmed and painted window frames, painted interior and bi-folding closet doors, and built and painted exterior home skirting. Eleven HHL employees and three family members worked during two shifts between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 8. Lunch was provided by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Offers Free Keiki Car-Seat Safety Checks To The Public

HONOLULU – With the holidays right around the corner and as part of its commitment to keeping Hawaii’s keiki safe, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is continuing its free keiki car-seat safety inspections this Friday, Nov. 14, and next month on Friday, Dec. 12. The inspections are being offered to the public free of charge and are performed by certified car-seat technicians from FICOH’s Claims and Risk & Safety Management staff. 

What:

Free keiki car-seat safety checks

Upcoming dates:

Friday, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, 2014. Appointments available between 10 a.m. and noon.

Where:

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Associates Come “Together As One” To Support Hawaii's Local Communities

HONOLULU – This month, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ 11 iconic properties on Maui, Kauai, Oahu and Hawaii, the Big Island, along with Starwood’s Central Resources Team in Waikiki, will engage in volunteer and community outreach efforts to support worthy causes that benefit the Islands. From raising funds to support the Hawaii Foodbank Kauai Branch to beautifying Lahainaluna High School on Maui to rebuilding the Heeia Fishpond on Oahu, to raising cultural awareness among students in Kona, the employee-driven outreach initiatives are an extension of Starwood’s ongoing commitment to support the local community and are part of Starwood’s “Together As One” global volunteer campaign being launched this month.

POWER YOGA HAWAI‘I PRESENTS 2014 POSES emPOWER, A MUSIC AND YOGA FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER AT THE MODERN

POWER YOGA HAWAI‘I PRESENTS 2014 POSES emPOWER, A MUSIC AND YOGA FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER AT THE MODERN

POWER YOGA HAWAI‘I PRESENTS 2014 POSES emPOWER, A MUSIC AND YOGA FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER AT THE MODERN HONOLULU

**Proceeds to benefit Mental Health America of Hawai‘i**

 

WHAT: Poses emPOWER is an all-day festival featuring yoga classes taught by Hawai‘i’s top instructors with musical accompaniment by local DJs and musicians. Proceeds will benefit Mental Health America of Hawai‘i’s Pono Youth Program, which works to prevent youth suicide and bullying. 

This year’s headliners include Survivor contestant Vytas Baskauskas, who will be leading yoga sessions, and noted musician DJ Neil Armstrong, a former tour mate of Jay Z. The event also includes SUP and outrigger canoe classes, “GLOWFLOW,” a yoga class performed under black lights, and an after party at Addiction Nightclub. 

 

UH Manoa Shidler College of Business Awards 280 Scholarships totaling nearly $1 Million

UH Manoa Shidler College of Business Awards 280 Scholarships totaling nearly $1 Million

HONOLULU – The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa celebrated its successful scholarship program this week with business students and scholarship donors at the Waialae Country Club. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the College awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships to more than 280 business students.

This year’s scholarship luncheon featured scholarship donors Larry Rodriguez, retired managing partner, Ernst & Young LLP; retired executive VP, Central Pacific Bank; executive-in-residence, Shidler College of Business; and Terri Fujii, retired managing partner, Ernst & Young LLP; audit partner, CW Associates, CPAs, who established the Fujii and Rodriguez Endowed Scholarship Fund in 2007. Since creation, the Fujii and Rodriguez Endowed Scholarship has helped 21 deserving Accounting students achieve their academic aspirations.