HONOLULU – In 2021, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) donated more than $700,000 to charitable organizations.
Among the organizations that received financial donations in 2021 were Aloha United Way, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, the University of Hawaii Foundation, Bishop Museum, Helping Hands Hawaii, Hawaii Public Radio, and Honolulu Museum of Art. The two largest areas of charitable giving included nearly $317,000 for family, social services and health care, and more than $243,000 for education and career development.
In addition to FICOH's corporate giving, FICOH associates personally donated and raised more than $41,000 for nonprofits in 2021, including Aloha United Way, American Heart Association, the Alzheimer's Association, and Hawaii Foodbank.
FICOH associates also continued the company’s longstanding tradition of community service. In support of FICOH’s environmental and sustainability charitable pillar, and as an alternative to its annual holiday party, 189 FICOH associates joined forces with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii to collect 1,650 pounds of debris from three Oahu beaches in December. In 2021, associates also helped with campus beautification projects at Central Middle School and Maunawili Elementary School, a Hawaii Foodbank drive-thru distribution event, and an ‘Ohana Work Day at Waimea Valley.
In June and July, FICOH associates held a food drive and assembled 1,000 hurricane care packages containing nearly two tons of food to help local kupuna weather out a major storm. The care packages were distributed by Hawaii Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers. Each kit included emergency water storage bags, a hurricane safety kit, and a variety of non-perishable food items.
“First Insurance recognizes its responsibility to Hawaii and continues to endeavor to make it a vibrant place through community leadership, service and charitable contributions,” said Mark Yoda, FICOH president and CEO. “We are proud to be able to support so many vital nonprofit organizations that contribute to the health and wellness of our community.”
To learn more about FICOH and its community giving, visit http://www.ficoh.com/about-us/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 27 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 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.