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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.

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. 

 

Group 70 International’s Chris Hong Honored with 2015 AIA Young Architects Award

Group 70 International’s Chris Hong Honored with 2015 AIA Young Architects Award

Hong is the first and only architect from Hawaii to receive this award

HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – Hawaii’s largest kama‘aina design firm Group 70 International, Inc. (G70) today announced that architect Chris Hong, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP was selected as one of only 14 national recipients for the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Young Architects Award. Hong, who served actively on AIA Honolulu’s board of directors, is the only architect from Hawaii to receive this merit since it was created in 1993.

This award is given by the AIA to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career. Hong will accept the award at the AIA Convention 2015 in Atlanta, May 14 to 16.

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.

 

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center Recognized Among America’s Best Hospitals For Obstetrics

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center has received a 2015 Women’s Choice Award recognizing America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by WomenCertified Inc. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.