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$66.3M Raised for University of Hawaiʻi Students, Faculty, Research and Programs

$66.3M Raised for University of Hawaiʻi Students, Faculty, Research and Programs

 

Generous donors gave $66.3M in fiscal year 2013 (7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013) to support University of Hawai‘i students, faculty, research and programs on all ten UH campuses.

“We are very grateful that our active partnership with our Board of Trustees, UH Board of Regents, UH leadership, and faculty and staff on all ten campuses has resulted in another successful year of delivering private investment to enhance opportunities, provide access and create excellence for Hawai‘i,” said Donna Vuchinich, president and CEO, University of Hawai‘i Foundation.

 

Donna Vuchinich added, “The donors we work with are inspired, strategic philanthropists. We are humbled and grateful for their generosity, and know that the investments they have made in students and programs on all 10 UH campuses will make a positive and lasting impact.”

Servco Presents Backpacks with School Supplies to Palolo Elementary First-graders

Servco Presents Backpacks with School Supplies to Palolo Elementary First-graders

Over the past two months, Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) employees have conducted an internal drive to collect hundreds of new backpacks full of school supplies to donate to every first-grader at six schools with higher populations of at-risk keiki across the island, including Palolo Elementary on August 5. Each of the schools received backpacks full of school supplies including crayons, markers, portfolios, three-ring binders, pencil boxes, glue, scissors, erasers, pencils, water colors and composition books.

2013 marks the fifth anniversary of the Servco-employee school-supply drive. In 2012, they provided backpacks and school supplies to more than 400 students on Oahu.

The backpack drive was initiated by a team of Servco employees who recognized that families may struggle to provide their children with what they need to succeed in school.

Nuuanu residents create neighborhood gardening co-op

Nuuanu residents create neighborhood gardening co-op
NUUANU RESIDENTS CREATE NEIGHBORHOOD GARDENING CO-OPA lively exchange of lessons learned, demonstrations, recipes, fresh produce, seeds and more on a variety of gardening topics;Group offers “how-to” guide for starting a neighborhood gardening co-op HONOLULU – A group of Nuuanu commun

26th Annual Niu Estates Community-Wide Garage Sale is Here!

26th Annual Niu Estates Community-Wide Garage Sale is Here!
The 26th Annual Niu Estates Community-Wide Garage Sale is this Saturday (August 3, 2013) from 8 am to 3 pm. As everyone knows, this is a terrific annual neighborhood event with treasurers just waiting to be found. All of the participating homes will be sporting a colored flag pennant and a map showing the locations of all garage sales in the community.  Enjoy a leisurely walk in the neighborhood and shop for some great items too. 

American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter receives $15,000 from the Island Insurance Foundation

American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter receives $15,000 from the Island Insurance Foundation

The Island Insurance Foundation donated $15,000 to the American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter in support of the organization’s programs and services which include: Disaster Relief, Safety Training, Military (Service to the Armed Forces), International Services, Red Cross First Aid Stations and Community Events and presentations.

“We are very grateful to Island Insurance for their compassion and support. Their generosity will help us save lives and give hope to those in need throughout the State. We cannot thank them enough for their wonderful contribution to the cause of humanity,” said Coralie Matayoshi, CEO of the American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter.

Honolulu Museum of Art and Hawaii Theatre each receive $5,000 from the Island Insurance Foundation

Honolulu Museum of Art and Hawaii Theatre each receive $5,000 from the Island Insurance Foundation

The Island Insurance Foundation has donated $5,000 each to the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Hawaii Theatre.  The donations which total $10,000 are in support of local visual and performing arts.

The Honolulu Museum of Art, formerly the Honolulu Academy of Arts, was founded in 1927 and is Hawaii’s largest private presenter of visual arts programs. The Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and teaching of the visual arts, and the presentation of exhibitions, films and videos, performing arts, and public programs specifically relevant to Hawaii’s ethnically diverse community.

The Hawaii Theatre opened in 1922 and is dedicated to providing arts education to Hawaii’s youth, promote the revitalization of downtown Honolulu and stimulate nightlife while enhancing the overall quality of life in Honolulu.

Keiki Bike Decorating Contest & Parade

Keiki Bike Decorating Contest & Parade

Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated bikes and cyclists.  Registration is required and limited to the first 50 participants.  Contact “Bike Mom,” Natalie Iwasa, at the-green-one@hawaii.rr.com to register or for more information.