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STEM EDUCATION FOCUS OF MEDB FUNDRAISER

July 25, 2009, 4:32 PM HST
* Updated July 29, 5:19 PM
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A fundraiser will be held in August to benefit Maui Economic Development Board’s Ke Alahele Education Fund for students and educators involved or interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.

Photo of Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares and U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye courtesy MEDB.org.

Photo of Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares and U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye courtesy MEDB.org.

The fund was established in 2006 to stimulate community investment to broaden career pathways for residents of Maui County.

To date, more than 60 grants have been awarded totaling more than $200,000.  Past allocations have reached in excess of 3,500 educators, students, parent groups and community organizations involved with STEM education.  In addition to the grant program, the Fund also offers internships, apprenticeships, professional development and training assistance.

“A Pathway to Our Future” Fundraising event will be held Friday August 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel on Wailea Alanui Drive.

The even twill feature Distinguished Educators U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, his wife Ms. Irene Hirano and Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares.  For more information, visit http://www.medb.org/KeAlahele/annualevent.cfm

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(Posted by Wendy Osher; placeholder image courtesy:  medb.org)

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