Grant supports creative writing festival
The Hawaii Education Association
received $2,500 from the First Hawaiian Foundation
to support the annual Creative Writing Festival for the 2007-2008 school year. The contest attracts hundreds of entries from public schools, and winners are announced at a spring reading festival.
Hawaii Theatre Center has received a total of $100,300 in grants from these agencies for the support of its educational programs: $52,000 from the Mary D. and Walter F. Frear Eleemosynary Trust; $20,000, McInerny Foundation; $15,300, State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; $10,0000, James and Abigail Campbell Family Foundation; and $3,000, Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association's 2007 Visitor Industry Charity Walk.
The new officers of the Women's Fund of Hawaii are chairwoman, Dr. Tyrie Jenkins, medical director and laser refractive surgeon at Laser Eye Center of Hawaii; vice chairwoman, Chenoa Farnsworth, venture capital and private equity consultant and contractor; treasurer; Judy Bishop, owner of Bishop & Co.; and secretary Alison Machida, chief operations officer of Vision Foresight Strategy, LLC.
A new board member, Kari Leong, is a teacher, author and TV personality, and co-founder of Greater Good Radio.
Shining Stars appears several times a week in the Star-Bulletin