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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.

 

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.

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. 

 

Local Family’s $50,000 Gift Funds Pancreatic Cancer Research in Hawai‘i

Local Family’s $50,000 Gift Funds Pancreatic Cancer Research in Hawai‘i

Donation in memory of family members lost to cancer funds a study at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center to detect pancreatic cancer earlier.

HONOLULU – Alison Brown-Carvalho lost her husband William Brown to pancreatic cancer in 2009, after 16 years of marriage. A few years later she lost her mother, Janet (Ikeda) Shitabata, to stomach cancer.

As a result, Brown-Carvalho made a career change and joined the University of Hawai’i Foundation in the Development Office at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, determined to do her part to eradicate cancer. She raised $50,000 from family members and donated it for pancreatic cancer research at the UH Cancer Center.

The donation will pay for a study aimed at detecting pancreatic cancer at earlier stages in order to give people a greater chance of surviving the highly lethal cancer. The gift shows that Hawai'i families can make a difference in cancer research.

Subaru Hawaii Donates $5,000 each to Hawaiian Humane Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

Subaru Hawaii Donates $5,000 each to Hawaiian Humane Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

HONOLULU subaruhawaii.com — Subaru Hawaii announced that its “Share the Love” sales event raised $5,000 for Hawaiian Humane Society and $5,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii. A check presentation was held yesterday at Servco Subaru Honolulu in Mapunapuna.

 

Across the state, the “Share the Love” sales event donated $35,000 total to six nonprofits:  Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, Hawaiian Humane Society, Maui Humane Society, Kauai Humane Society, Hawaii Wildlife Fund and Hawaii Island Humane Society. The campaign donated $250 for every new vehicle sold by Subaru Hawaii dealers from November 1 to December 31, 2014, up to $30,000.

 

Sharon Weiner Invests in the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

Sharon Weiner Invests in the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

HONOLULU — Retired business executive Sharon Weiner has committed $25,000 cash and a significant portion of her estate to the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), Shidler College of Business.