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First Insurance Company of Hawaii Continues Its Commitment to the American Heart Association by Donating $73,000


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

HONOLULU – First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. (FICOH) has donated $73,000 to the American Heart Association-Hawaii in 2021, continuing its multi-year commitment to supporting cardiovascular research, education and care.

FICOH’s donation includes $25,000 for the annual Heart of Hawaii Heart Ball, $30,000 for the virtual Oahu Heart Walk, $10,000 for the Leaders for Life program and $8,000 in employee matching gifts. The American Heart Association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, it funds innovative research, advocates for the public’s health and shares lifesaving resources.

“The Heart Association is leading the fight against heart disease and stroke, Hawaii’s number one and number three causes of death,” said Mark Yoda, FICOH president and CEO. “We are proud to support its lifesaving work and the active contributions it makes to the health and wellness of our employees, families, and the local community as a whole.”

“We are grateful for First Insurance Company of Hawaii’s generous support of the American Heart Association’s vital work to save and improve lives across Hawaii,” said Lani Go-Keala, American Heart Association executive director. “Its commitment to making lives better through both its financial support, as well as through its employee volunteers who help to guide and implement the Association’s lifesaving efforts, is illustrative of its corporate culture to make a positive difference in this special place in which we live.”

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) education and career development; 2) economic and workforce development; 3) family, social services and health care; and 4) civic, culture and the arts.

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