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First Insurance Company of Hawaii Donates More Than $178,000 to Local Nonprofits

During the first half of 2015, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) donated more than $178,000 to local nonprofit organizations and programs, including the American Red Cross, Honolulu Museum of Art, University of Hawaii Foundation, Helping Hands Hawaii, March of Dimes, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation, Hawaii Public Charter School Network and Sustain Hawaii. 


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

Contributions for the first half of the year include $92,750 from the FICOH Charitable Foundation and more than $85,000 in FICOH corporate donations.

“Giving back to the community is core to our values as a company,” said Jeff Shonka,

FICOH’s CEO. “We’re proud to join other local businesses in supporting Hawaii’s nonprofits so they have the resources to carry out their missions and positively impact the lives of those in need.”

Established in 1998, the FICOH Charitable Foundation has four areas of focus – Education & Career Development; Economic & Workforce Development; Family, Social Services & Healthcare; and Civic, Culture and the Arts. The Foundation also matches gifts to eligible nonprofits made by FICOH associates.

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 seven consecutive years. Proud of its broadly experienced, service-oriented staff, First Insurance employs more than 300 insurance professionals and distributes its products through 26 independent general agencies. It has claims personnel on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island.