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First Insurance Company of Hawaii Donated More Than $600,000 to Nonprofits in 2015

$35,000 to the Honolulu Museum of Art
$30,000 to the American Heart Association Heart Walk
$30,000 to the University of Hawaii Foundation 


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

First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) ended its 2015 season of giving with more than $600,000 in donations to various nonprofit organizations and projects, such as the Honolulu Museum of Art, the American Heart Association and the University of Hawaii Foundation.First Insurance’s donations for 2015 include $391,140 from the FICOH Charitable Foundation and more than $216,470 in FICOH corporate donations.

"One of the core values we emphasize here at First Insurance is building the future for our community," said Jeff Shonka, First Insurance CEO. "It is our mission to support local organizations that strive to improve Hawaii's future."

The FICOH Charitable Foundation was established in 1998 and serves the local community in four main focus areas: Education, Economic Development, Health and Social Services, and Arts & Culture. In addition to the Foundation's yearly giving, it also matches donations made by FICOH associates to other qualified nonprofits.

Other grants approved by the FICOH Charitable Foundation include:

  • $25,000 to the American Red Cross
  • $25,000 to Diamond Head Theatre
  • $25,000 to the Hawaii Public Television Foundation
  • $15,285 to Aloha United Way

To learn more about FICOH and the FICOH Charitable Foundation’s yearly donations, visit

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 $645.7 million, liabilities of $369.4 million and policyholders’ surplus of $276.3 million as of September 30, 2015. First Insurance, a member of the Tokio Marine North America (TMNA) group of companies, enjoys an “A+” rating from A.M. Best Co. 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 28 independent general agencies. It has claims personnel on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island.