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Island Insurance Foundation Donates $50,000 to PBS Hawaii towards construction of new facility

The Island Insurance Foundation has donated $50,000 to PBS Hawaii for the renovation and construction of the public television station’s new facility.

Construction of PBS Hawaii’s The Clarence T.C. Ching Campus began in November 2014, with completion in spring 2016. The existing one-story structure at the corner of Nimitz Highway and Sand Island Access Road (formerly the KFVE Newsplex) is being renovated and expanded to include a second story, for a total of 30,000 square feet under roof. The structure will house a main television studio, a “Learning Zone” for students and teachers, and spaces that promote collaboration and partnerships for innovation.

“Island Insurance is a company known for its deep and abiding commitment to Hawaii and what is best about us,” said Robert Alm, PBS Hawaii Board Chair. “To have them support us is very, very special.”

“Island Insurance is proud to support PBS Hawaii and its tradition of providing quality educational programming,” said Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation. “Their new facility will enable PBS Hawaii to enhance its content and showcase the stories that make Hawaii such a special place.”

PBS Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Hawaii’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). For information on PBS Hawaii’s NEW HOME, naming opportunities or to contribute towards the project’s completion, visit PBSHawaii.org/newhome.

The Island Insurance Foundation was established as the charitable arm of Island Insurance, Hawaii’s largest locally-owned and managed insurer, offering a full range of property and casualty protection. Founded in downtown Honolulu, Island Insurance has been serving Hawaii’s families and businesses for 75 years and is the only Hawaii-based company to be recognized as a Top 50 property & casualty insurer in the nation by the Ward Group for seven consecutive years. Island Insurance holds a financial strength rating of “A” (Excellent) from A.M. Best Company. For more information, visit islandinsurance.com.

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