Taking Notice
Taking Notice is a list of Hawaii residents earning academic or professional honors, winning scholarships, awards or elections to professional or civic groups. It is published when space is available in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and its online edition.

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Monday, November 4, 1996


[Grants & Donations]

Grants and donations

The IBM Corporation, via the Aloha United Way, has provided computer systems, valued at $19,400, to charitable agencies in Hawaii:

Pacificare, a nonprofit organization that trains caregivers for people with AIDS, has received grants from three foundations:

Hawaii Public Radio's 6th Annual International Beer Tasting, sponsored by Victoria Ward, Ltd. and Eagle Distributors, netted $12,500 to support the public broadcasting station.

The Hawaii Community Foundation's Robert E. Black Fund has donated $50,000 to a film project, "An Untold Triumph: America's Filipino Soldiers," sponsored by the Hawaii Community Television and Sariling Gawa.

The project has also received support from the Hawaii Committee for the Humanities, 1994 Hawaii State Legislature, State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Kauai County, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaiian Airlines, KITV-4, and Watt Homes.

The J. Watumull Fund has awarded $1,000 to the Mothers Against Drunk Driving to be used toward the development of a Youth Victim Impact Panel Program.

The Korean Foundation Fund has donated $2 million, and the UH Foundation another million, to the University of Hawaii Center for Korean Studies.

Roche Laboratories Inc./HIV Community Funding has given $750 to the Maui AIDS Foundation to support its newsletter program.

A local couple who wish to remain anonymous have donated $100,000 to the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii through the Friends of the Cancer Research Center.

Na 'Opio O Ke Ala Hoku has awarded a $1,500 grant to the Maui AIDS Foundation for its Hana Youth AIDS Awareness Tour project through the Hawaii Community Foundation.

The Honolulu Academy of Arts has received funds from the Hawaii Community Foundation, $15,000; National Endowment for the Arts, $8,000; Atherton Family Foundation, $7,500; Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, $5,000; and Bank of Hawaii, $5,000.

The Hawaii Credit Union League sponsored a Casual Day Photo Contest for 22 credit unions to raise money for the United Cerebral Palsy Association. Winners included the Kona branch, first place, raising $2,500; the Hickam credit union, $1,300; and the Windward branch in Kailua, an unspecified amount.

The Rotary Club of West Honolulu became the first organization in Hawaii to participate in the American Lung Association's Adopt-A-School program to help third, fourth and fifth-grade students with asthma by giving Royal School $200.

The funds will cover the costs of Open Airways for Schools instructor training and educational materials for asthma management.

The Ala Moana Jaycees, in conjunction with the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, has donated $10,000 to the Hemophilia Foundation of Hawaii.

The Jaycees conducted a service project to clean the Boys and Girls Club of Honolulu facility to receive the money from the Weinberg foundation to make the donation.

Korean business executive Soo-Hong Chang, chairman of the Chonggu Group construction company, has made a $22,000 donation to the Hawaii State Public Library for the purchase of 1,000 books on Korea.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has awarded capital improvement grants to two agencies that provide housing assistance to the frail elderly and people with serious mental illness. PHAC No. 1 received $450,000, and Hilo House, Inc., $132,800.

The Hawaii Committee for the Humanities awarded $5,000 to the Sandwich Islands Genealogical Society, and $2,500 to the Association for the Promotion of Pacific Arts.




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