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First Insurance Company of Hawaii and Its Associates Show Creativity to Raise $50,000 for Aloha United Way


Kaela Wasnich, Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist
First Insurance Co. of Hawaii
(808) 527-7388

HONOLULU – As another example of pivoting in the times of COVID, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. (FICOH) and its associates donated $50,000 to Aloha United Way (AUW) through virtual fundraising events, e-pledges and a contribution from the First Insurance Foundation.

“We are proud to continue our support of AUW and their partner agencies and the important work they do in our community,” said Mark Yoda, FICOH president and CEO. “Our associates responded generously to the call. We also want to recognize our planning committee. They were creative and worked hard to organize accessible fundraising events in which all our associates could participate, including those in the office and those working from home.” 

“For more than 30 years, First Insurance Company of Hawaii and their associates have supported Aloha United Way,” said Jenna Richards, AUW business development manager. “We are thankful to their associates and the First Insurance Foundation for sharing our vision of helping local families and creating positive change in our community.”

About First Insurance Company of Hawaii

Founded in 1911, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. is the oldest and largest property and casualty insurer domiciled in Hawaii, with assets of $666.4 million, liabilities of $399.5 million, and policyholders’ surplus of $266.8 million as of December 31, 2020.

First Insurance, a member of the Tokio Marine North America (TMNA) group of companies, enjoys an “A+” rating from A.M. Best Co. Proud of its broadly experienced, service-oriented staff, First Insurance employs 300 insurance professionals and distributes its products through 26 independent general agencies. First Insurance was awarded the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Gold Achievement for 2020. In 2021, First Insurance was named Hawaii’s number one Best Places to Work in the “large company category by Hawaii Business magazine.

First Insurance supports many local organizations through monetary donations made at the corporate level, by its associates and the First Insurance Charitable Foundation. Its charitable giving focuses on four areas: 1) family, social services and health care; 2) education and career development; 3) environment and sustainability; and 4) civic, culture and the arts.

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