Museum group gives grant to Iolani Palace
The Institute of Museum and Library Services
the Friends of Iolani Palace
a Museums for America Grant Award of $18,640.
The grant will be used to hire a team of consultants to catalog and evaluate furniture and add the information to the palace's computerized database.
Goodwill Industries of Hawaii's Ohana Career and Learning Center received $9,200 in grants from local businesses. First Insurance awarded $6,000; Outrigger Enterprises, $1,200; and Oceanic Time Warner Cable and Grace Pacific Corporation, $1,000 each.
The center, scheduled to open in 2008, will include work-force development training, job counseling and placement, a retail store and a drive-in donation drop-off.
Waste Management of Hawaii gave $15,000 to Kekaha Elementary School on Kauai to fund its Technology Enhanced Project Based Learning and "It's All About Kids" programs.
Waikiki Health Center's board of directors elected new officers for the 2007-2008 year, including Michael Burnett, a community volunteer, president; Max Botticelli, CEO of UHA, a commercial health insurer, vice president/treasurer; John Morton, interim vice president for Community Colleges of the University of Hawaii, vice president/development; and Gennitt Simons, a community volunteer, secretary.
Shining Stars appears several times a week in the Star-Bulletin