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APEC Hawaii Receives $50,000 from First Hawaiian Bank

June 13, 2011, 6:35 PM HST
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By Sonia Isotov

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum’s 2011 Hawaii Conference has received a $50,000 grant from First Hawaiian Bank’s charitable foundation.

According to a written announcement today from Don Horner, First Hawaiian Bank’s chairman and chief executive officer, the funds are designated to be used to promote global awareness and the benefits of economic cooperation among Hawaii’s youth through APEC’s Youth Education Program.

With more than 20,000 attendees expected for the November APEC Leaders Conference here in Hawaii later this year, it expected to be a premier forum for leaders to discuss economic cooperation in the region and a prime opportunity for Hawaii educators to focus on economic literacy.

Generally, the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation is known to fund education opportunities, health and human service needs, programs for children and youth, as well as culture and the arts.

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