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First Insurance Company of Hawaii Donates More Than $800,000 to Hawaii Nonprofits in 2019


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

HONOLULU – In 2019, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) donated $820,500 and 2,000 volunteer hours, benefiting more than 120 local nonprofit organizations and projects.

Among the organizations that received financial donations in 2019 were Aloha United Way, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Arthritis Foundation, Bishop Museum, Easterseals Hawaii, Honolulu Museum of Art, Teach for America, The Queen’s Medical Center, and University of Hawaii Foundation.  

FICOH associates participating in the First Insurance Community Action Team (First CAT) also spent more than 2,000 hours volunteering at various community organizations. For the 12th consecutive year, First CAT volunteers delivered hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors every Thursday and Friday for Hawaii Meals on Wheels. They also helped Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii collect 4,000 pounds of debris during their annual Earth Day coastal cleanup. First CAT volunteers also volunteered with the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Ronald McDonald House, and various local elementary schools.

“From the beginning, First Insurance associates have recognized their responsibility to Hawaii,” said Jeff Shonka, FICOH president and CEO. “One way we strive to fulfill this responsibility is through our support of Hawaii’s nonprofits.”

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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 $667.8 million, liabilities of $387.6 million, and policyholders’ surplus of $280.1 million as of December 31, 2018.

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 more than 350 insurance professionals and distributes its products through 26 independent general agencies. First Insurance was named 2018 Kupuna Advocate of the Year by Hawaii Meals on Wheels (HMOW) for its exemplary support of HMOW and other organizations that serve seniors. It was also awarded the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Gold Achievement for 2019.

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