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WOMEN’S FUND OF HAWAII INCREASING ITS GRANTS CAPACITY TO NONPROFITS EMPOWERING WOMEN AND CHILDREN

WOMEN’S FUND OF HAWAII INCREASING ITS GRANTS CAPACITY TO NONPROFITS EMPOWERING WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Women’s Fund of Hawai'i (WFH) is steadily increasing its capacity to award grants to nonprofit organizations that provide innovative, grassroots programs that empower women and girls in Hawaii. In 2014, WFH awarded a total of $37,376 in grants, approximately $5,000 more than in 2013.

 

“As more women, and men, learn about Women’s Fund Hawai'i’s goal to look for innovative programs that may not easily obtain other grant funding, we grow. We give to unique and extremely effective programs that are addressing pressing issues for women, and our grants provide the opportunities for new solutions,” said Beth Whitehead, WFH chair of the board.

 

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Fall in love all over again this Valentine’s Day with a complimentary vow renewal at Outrigger Resor

Fall in love all over again this Valentine’s Day with a complimentary vow renewal at Outrigger Resor

This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air at Outrigger Resorts with a complimentary Waikiki Beach vow renewal ceremony available exclusively to guests of Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. Lovebirds staying at these two popular Oahu resorts can reaffirm their love directly on the sands of Waikiki Beach in front of the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort with world-famous Diamond Head as their witness. The ceremony is inspired by Hoao Paa, an ancient Hawaii custom where a couple is bound in lasting union.

 

First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donations Exceed $400,000 In 2014

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $400,000 in 2014 to local nonprofit organizations, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii Public Television, Kapiolani Health Foundation, Good Beginnings Alliance, Japan American Society of Hawaii, and Aloha United Way.

The FICOH Foundation was established in 1998 and has four areas of focus: Education & Career Development; Economic & Workforce Development, Family, Social Services & Health Care; and Civic, Culture and the Arts. The Foundation also matches gifts to eligible nonprofits made by FICOH staff members.

The 2014 donations totaled $405,299 and supported more than 70 nonprofit organizations in Hawaii.

Oahu's Luxury Housing Market Sets Record in 2014

Oahu's Luxury Housing Market Sets Record in 2014

HONOLULU – Sales of luxury homes on Oahu hit record highs in 2014 according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales.

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data of all single-family homes and condominiums sold for $1 million and above in 2014 on Oahu.

A total of 842 single-family homes and condominiums sold for more than $1 million, an increase of nearly 16 percent compared to 2013. The previous peak for this segment of the market was in 2005 when 794 single-family homes and condominiums sold in this price range. Last year’s sales surpassed the record set in 2005 by six percent.

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Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year Top Dining Offers at The Kahala Hotel & Resort in February

The Kahala Hotel & Resort has several special dining offers and events in February to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. Hoku’s is offering a five-course prix fixe dinner from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15 for $90 per person. Plumeria Beach House has a “Sweet and Spicy” themed Valentine’s dinner buffet on Feb. 13 and 14 for $75 per person. Reservations are available between 5:30 and 10 p.m. for both restaurants. To celebrate The Year of the Ram, Plumeria Beach House has a Chinese New Year dinner buffet featuring lion dancers and other entertainment on Feb. 20 and 21. Cost is $50 per person and reservations are available between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $218,000 to Programs for Children and Youth

In support of better health, learning and leadership opportunities for Hawaii’s keiki, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced six organizations that will benefit from $218,000 in community grants for children and youth-related advocacy and education.

“These diverse programs have a common thread — an unwavering commitment to serving Hawaii’s keiki, especially those in vulnerable populations,” said Joy Barua, director of Community Benefit and Health Policy. “In alignment with our Thriving Schools initiative, we’re proud to partner with organizations that support the physical and mental health of our children and young adults through preventive efforts, better access to health care, and mentoring programs.”

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HONOLULUwww.hugslove.org- HUGS, a local non-profit helping families with seriously ill children statewide, today announced its 2015 HUGS Board of Directors officers, which includes Patrick Klein, President; Jason Higa, Past President; Christine Daleiden, President-Elect; Chason Ishii, Vice President; Wenli Lin, Vice President; Charles Loomis, Vice President; JoAnn Lumsden, Vice President; Bill Tobin, Vice President; Catha Combs, Secretary; and Franklin Tokioka II, Treasurer.