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First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donations Exceed $400,000 In 2014

The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $400,000 in 2014 to local nonprofit organizations, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii Public Television, Kapiolani Health Foundation, Good Beginnings Alliance, Japan American Society of Hawaii, and Aloha United Way.


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

The FICOH Foundation was established in 1998 and 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.

The 2014 donations totaled $405,299 and supported more than 70 nonprofit organizations in Hawaii.
“A common thread linking our past and present is a desire to help positively shape Hawaii’s future through community leadership, volunteer service, and charitable contributions,” said Jeff Shonka, First Insurance CEO. “We are proud to support the efforts of Hawaii’s nonprofits to create a better future for Hawaii and its people.”

About First Insurance Company of Hawaii
Founded on August 11, 1911, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. is the oldest and largest property and casualty insurer domiciled in Hawaii, with assets of $630.8 million, liabilities of $342 million and policyholders’ surplus of $288.8 million as of December 31, 2014. First Insurance, a member of the Tokio Marine North America (TMNA) group of companies, enjoys an “A+” rating from A.M. Best Co. and Standard & Poor’s, and has been named to the Ward’s 50 list of top-performing property and casualty insurance companies for six consecutive years. Proud of its broadly experienced, service-oriented staff, First Insurance employs more than 300 insurance professionals and distributes its products through 29 independent general agencies. It has claims personnel on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island.