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First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donations Exceed $150,000 in First Half of 2014

The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $150,000 between January and June 2014 to 38 local nonprofit organizations, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, Honolulu Museum of Art, Sustain Hawaii and others.


Steve Tabussi
Senior Vice President
First Insurance Co. of Hawaii
(808) 527-7695

“We are proud to support our local nonprofit organizations and do what we can to help strengthen Hawaii for future generations,” said Allen Uyeda, FICOH CEO, who is retiring at the end of July. “FICOH’s philosophy has always been to support Hawaii’s long-term social and economic future through community leadership, volunteer service, and charitable contributions.”

The 2014 donations to date total $150,315 and support a variety of nonprofits in Hawaii, including organizations focused on education, health and social services, and economic development.

“As one of Hawaii’s oldest insurers, we feel it is important to give back to that community,” Uyeda said. “We look forward to helping more organizations achieve their goals this year and thank them for their much-needed efforts in our community.”

Established in 1998, the FICOH Foundation has four areas of focus – Education & Career Development; Economic & Workforce Development; Family, Social Services & Health Care; and Civic, Culture and the Arts. The Foundation also matches gifts to eligible nonprofits made by FICOH staff members.