Kahului School among 106 A&B Grant Recipients on Maui
By Wendy Osher
The Alexander & Baldwin Foundation gifted an estimated $435,000 to 106 Maui charities in 2010. The funds were part of a larger $1.6 million contribution to non-profit organizations across the state and the U.S. Mainland. Maui received more than any other island in the state, ahead of Oahu, which received $370,000, Kauai’s $75,000 and the Big Island’s $32,000.
One of the larger grants, in the amount of $25,000 was issued to Kahului School to recoup losses from an April 2010 fire that destroyed three classrooms and caused an estimated $500,000 in damages.
Other notable Maui grant recipients were:
- Maui County high schools: $16,800 to support athletic programs.
- Malama Kahalawai: $10,000 to improve fencing at the West Maui Watershed.
- Community Work Day Maui: $5,000 to sponsor the Great American Cleanup.
- Hawaiian Kamalii: $3,000 to support summer enrichment and youth leadership programs.
- All Pono: $2,500 to conduct a Positive Coaching Alliance training for volunteers.
- Maui AIDS Foundation: $2,500 for upgrades to computer equipment and programs.
- Book Trust Hawaii: $2,500 for elementary literacy programs.
- Parents & Children Together: $2,000 for operations of the Maui Family Peace Center
- Akaula School: $1,000 for support of the Molokai private middle school.
A&B’s charitable resources and donations increased due to the company’s improved performance in 2010. A&B employees, directors and retirees served in volunteer leadership positions in more than 80 of the charities supported by the foundation, including 21 on Maui.
“A&B actively supports this involvement, believing that the future of our communities is rooted in the action of individuals,” said A&B Foundation President Meredith J. Ching.
*** File Video below of Kahului School Fire originally posted on May 21, 2010.
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