Help us build PBS Hawaii's New Home

Two-Year $50,000 Grant from Central Pacific Bank
Foundation to PBS Hawaii for NEW HOME,
September 2, 2015

HONOLULU, HI – The Central Pacific Bank Foundation has made
a two-year, $50,000 donation to PBS Hawaii for the renovation
and construction of the public television station's new facility.

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Exterior Donor Wall 1

Exterior Donor Wall 1

Interior Donor Wall

Interior Donor Wall

Exterior Donor Wall 2

Exterior Donor Wall 2

Main Entrance Doors

Main Entrance Doors

Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii

"It's a Vision of the Mind and Heart"

For the first time in my life, I enjoy having to stop in traffic for a red light – but only the one at Nimitz Highway and Sand Island Access Road.

Near this major traffic intersection that's home to spreading monkey pod trees, a two-story building has emerged in a graceful curve.

For Hawaii citizens from six islands who've contributed to this campaign for PBS Hawaii's NEW HOME, The Clarence T.C. Ching Campus is a welcome sight.

And more than that, it's a vision of the mind and heart.

What we see are live televised events enlivening the industrial district with music and capturing meaningful debates on timely issues...We see open, collaborative space that will allow us to create and deepen program partnerships with other nonprofits, educators, filmmakers and other artists, businesses, labor and government...

We see teachers and students as frequent visitors – physically and virtually – as they take part in workshops in media literacy, journalism and video production...We see our suite of locally produced shows expanding as more media-makers are attracted to noncommercial PBS-style diverse viewpoints and trustworthy information...

And we see a bold future for education through multi-media storytelling.

I'm happy to report that construction, by Allied Builders System, is on budget and on time. We thank the Hawaii State Legislature for approving a $1 million grant for construction, the City and County of Honolulu for a $150,000 grant, First Hawaiian Bank Foundation for $200,000 and McInerny Foundation for $250,000.

We're starting down the home stretch, with 90% of our $30 million goal raised!

PBS Hawaii welcomes your help. Everything counts. To all who have already made a gift of any size, thank you so much for sharing in this vision that is larger than all of us.

With gratitude,

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the NEW HOME Campaign and help make PBS Hawaii's new home a reality.



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