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A&B Gives $435,000 to Maui Charities in 2010

June 20, 2011, 10:18 AM HST
* Updated June 20, 10:33 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Maui Farm, courtesy image A&B Foundation.

The Alexander & Baldwin Foundation provided $435,000 in cash donations to dozens of non-profit organizations in Maui County last year.  The gifts were part of a larger $1.6 million contribution made by the foundation to 550 charities across the state and the U.S. Mainland in 2010.

The Foundation recently published a review, “The Generosity of Many,” providing a snap-shot in time of the support that has been provided to the community over the past year.

A number of Maui-based organizations and the people who support them were highlighted in the publication including: Cubby Vicens with the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce BusinessFest; Garret Hew with the Maui Food Bank; and Mark Vaught with the Maui Farm.

“I’m very grateful for A&B and everything that they do for the community–all of the help that they provide, and of course the financial assistance that they provide to a lot of the different organizations,” said Mark Vaught, Board Chair of the Maui Farm.

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The Maui Farm is a non-profit agency that serves youth aging out of the foster care system, or young stressed families in need of safety and guidance.

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“We provide housing, and help them transition into self sufficiency.  We also have a family strengthening program where people who are transitioning from homeless or at-risk homelessness are provided with life-skills, family and parenting training,” said Vaught.

“As long as it’s a charitable entity, if we can find a plausible rationale to support them, we do,” said Linda Howe, Community Relations Manager for Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.

“A&B’s roots are so deep in the community, going back 140 years, that it seems everywhere you turn, there’s someone who’s involved in a good cause, a cause of their choosing.  We’re so thankful to be able to support the initiatives that they care about,” said Howe.

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The A&B Foundation also highlighted the $25,000 gift given to Kahului Elementary School, where several classrooms were destroyed by fire.  Grant Chun, Vice President of A&B Properties, is a graduate of the school, and recognized the thousands of families the school has served over the years.  The funds helped teachers continue instruction until repairs were completed.

Below is a list of Maui non-profits that were awarded grants from the A&B Foundation in 2010:

  • A&B Sugar Museum
  • Academy of Travel & Tourism
  • Aka’ula School
  • All Pono
  • Aloha House
  • American Cancer Society–Hawaii Pacific
  • American Heart Association–Maui Division
  • American Red Cross–Maui Branch
  • Ao’ao O Na Loko I’a O Maui
  • Baldwin High School
  • Best Buddies Hawaii
  • Boy Scouts of America–Maui County Council
  • Boys & Girls Club of Maui
  • Carden Academy
  • Chamber Music Hawaii
  • Community Work Day Program
  • DOE–Maui Science & Engineering Fair
  • Easter Seals Hawaii
  • Family Life Center
  • Feed My Sheep
  • Friendly Isle United Fund
  • Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui
  • Fun Day Foundation–A Keiki’s Dream Program
  • Giving Back
  • Haiku School PTA
  • Hale Makua Foundation
  • Haleakala Waldorf School
  • Hana Cultural Center
  • Hana High School
  • Hawaii 4-H–Maui
  • Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation
  • Hawaiian Kamali’i
  • Hui No’eau
  • Iao School Renaissance Foundation
  • Imua Family Services/Imua Rehab
  • J. Walter Cameron Center
  • Japanese Cultural Society of Maui
  • Ka Halawai O Honokohau
  • Kaahumanu Hou Christian School
  • Kahului Elementary School
  • Kamehameha Schools–Maui Campus
  • Kamehameha Schools Maui PTSO
  • Kansha Preschool
  • Kihei Charter High School
  • King Kekaulike High School
  • Kula Elementary School
  • Kumu A’o
  • Lahainaluna High School
  • Lahainaluna High School Foundation
  • Lanai High & Elementary School
  • Malama Kahalawai
  • Malama Na Makua A Keiki
  • Maui Adult Day Care Centers
  • Maui AIDS Foundation
  • Maui Arts & Cultural Center
  • Maui Bronco League
  • Maui Coastal Land Trust
  • Maui Community Food Bank
  • Maui County Community Television
  • Maui County Department of Fire and Public Safety
  • Maui County Fair Association
  • Maui county Nutrition Program
  • Maui Economic Development Board
  • Maui Economic Opportunity
  • The Maui Farm
  • Maui High School
  • Maui Historical Society
  • Maui Humane Society
  • Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
  • Maui Nurses Scholarship Foundation
  • Maui Pop Warner Federation
  • Maui Preparatory Academy
  • Maui United Way
  • Maui Waena Intermediate School Band Boosters
  • Maui Youth and Family Services
  • Molokai High & Intermediate School
  • Napili Bay and Beach Foundation
  • Nisei Veterans Memorial Center
  • Pacific Cancer Foundation
  • Paia Youth & Culture Center
  • Parents and Children Together
  • Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise Foundation
  • Salvation Army–Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division
  • Seabury Hall
  • Shane Victorino Foundation
  • St. Anthony Jr. Sr. High School
  • Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development
  • UH Foundation–University of Hawaii–Maui College
  • Women Helping Women

 

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