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On March 8, Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of Hawai‘i net sales to PBS Hawai‘i

PBS Hawaii

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Liberty Peralta
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808.462.5030

 

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Students from Waiakea High School in Hilo are among those from the 90 public, private and charter schools across the Islands in HIKI NŌ, PBS Hawai‘i’s flagship digital learning initiative, which will benefit from Whole Foods Market’s Community Giving Day.HONOLULU – Whole Foods Market Hawai‘i has selected PBS Hawai‘i as its statewide nonprofit partner for its upcoming Community Giving Day on Wednesday, March 8.

 

Pictured: Students from Waiakea High School in Hilo are among those from the 90 public, private and charter schools across the Islands in HIKI NŌ, PBS Hawai‘i’s flagship digital learning initiative, which will benefit from Whole Foods Market’s Community Giving Day.

 

That day, five percent of net sales from all three Whole Foods Market locations in Hawai‘i – Kahala and Kailua on O‘ahu, and Kahului on Maui – will go toward supporting PBS Hawai‘i’s mission of advancing learning and discovery through its video programming.

 

Whole Foods Market hosts Community Giving Days twice a year to benefit local nonprofits. These initiatives are part of the company’s core values and commitment to serving and supporting local and global communities.

 

“We are thrilled to partner with PBS Hawai‘i, as we have a shared interest in providing the highest quality products,” says Annalee England, Whole Foods Market Kahului Store Team Leader. “Whole Foods Market does so through our selection of the best natural, organic and locally sourced foods, and PBS Hawai‘i through their incomparable programming for the whole family.”

 

PBS Hawai‘i’s statewide digital learning initiative, HIKI NŌ, will benefit from the Community Giving Day. Through this program, PBS Hawai‘i offers free digital storytelling training for the program’s 90 participating public, private and charter schools across the Islands. The student video stories that result from this training are showcased online at pbshawaii.org, and on Thursday nights at 7:30 on PBS Hawai‘i.

 

Since its launch in 2011, HIKI NŌ has served more than 4,800 students. More than half of HIKI NŌ schools are Title I, the federal designation of schools with at least 40 percent of students coming from low-income families.

 

“With HIKI NŌ, PBS Hawai‘i is bridging serious educational and socioeconomic gaps,” says Leslie Wilcox, PBS Hawai‘i President and CEO. “This partnership with Whole Foods Market will help us with this important work in our island communities – some as near as those in PBS Hawai‘i’s own neighborhood of Kalihi, and as far and remote as South Point on Hawai‘i Island.”

 

Other programs produced locally by PBS Hawai‘i include the live, weekly community affairs program Insights on PBS Hawai‘i, the half-hour interview program Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox and the Hawaiian music series Na Mele.

 

As the Islands’ only member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service, PBS Hawai‘i carries flagship PBS programs, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Independent Lens, NOVA, Frontline and educational children’s programming on PBS KIDS.

 

PBS Hawai‘i is also one of a handful of PBS stations in the country to carry a live feed of English-language international news coverage from Japanese public broadcaster NHK World.

 


PBS Hawai‘i is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and Hawai‘i’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i to the world. pbshawaii.org | facebook.com/pbshawaii | @pbshawaii

 

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

Gifts of stock and other appreciated securities are a popular way to give because it may help you avoid the capital gains tax while giving you a charitable income tax deduction. It is also very easy to do, and as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, PBS Hawai‘i will not be taxed on gifts from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension, or other tax deferred plan.

 

This is all the information you need to give a gift of stock to PBS Hawai‘i:

 

Firm: Morgan Stanley, LLC

Address: 733 Bishop Street, Honolulu 96813

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For the Benefit of: Hawaii Public Television Foundation dba PBS Hawaii

Account#: 129-180673

 

 

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

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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.

 

Pictured from left to right are CPB Senior VP and General Counsel Glenn Ching; CPB Foundation President Denis Isono; Leslie Wilcox, PBS Hawaii CEO; PBS Hawaii Board Members Bettina Mehnert and Kent Tsukamoto.

 

Construction of PBS Hawaii’s 21st-century NEW HOME, The Clarence T.C. Ching Campus, began in November 2014, and is rising in a graceful curve on Nimitz Highway at the entrance to Sand Island. Hawaii’s only public television station is in the homestretch of capital fundraising, having reached over $26.5 of a $30 million campaign goal.

 

The structure will house a main television studio, a “Learning Zone” for students and teachers, and spaces that promote collaboration and partnerships for innovation.

 

“We are honored to support organizations such as PBS Hawaii that share our commitment to create a better Hawaii,” said CPB Foundation President Denis Isono. “PBS Hawaii already does great work within our state, and the new facility will help to further their reach by enhancing programming and providing additional learning opportunities.”

 

“It is such a great honor to receive this very generous donation from the Central Pacific Bank Foundation,” said Robbie Alm, PBS Hawaii Board Chair. “CPB has had to overcome tremendous odds to even be here today and to be a reflection of their return to great health makes it even more special.”

 

For more information on PBS Hawaii’s NEW HOME, naming opportunities or to contribute toward the project’s completion, visit PBSHawaii.org.

 

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Contact: Emily Bodfish
Email: ebodfish@pbshawaii.org
Phone: 808.973.1169

 

PBS Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Hawaii’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawaii and Hawaii to the world. PBSHawaii.org | facebook.com/pbshawaii | @pbshawaii

 

Island Insurance Foundation Donates $50,000 to PBS Hawaii for NEW HOME

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HONOLULU—The Island Insurance Foundation has donated $50,000 to PBS Hawaii for the renovation and construction of the public television station’s new facility.

 

Board chair Robert Alm and president and CEO Leslie Wilcox of PBS Hawaii receive the $50,000 check from the President of Island Insurance Foundation, Tyler Tokioka.

 

Board chair Robert Alm and president and CEO Leslie Wilcox of PBS Hawaii receive the $50,000 check from the president of Island Insurance Foundation, Tyler Tokioka.

 

Construction of PBS Hawaii’s The Clarence T.C. Ching Campus began in November 2014, with completion in spring 2016. The existing one-story structure at the corner of Nimitz Highway and Sand Island Access Road (formerly the KFVE Newsplex) is being renovated and expanded to include a second story, for a total of 30,000 square feet under roof.

 

The structure will house a main television studio, a “Learning Zone” for students and teachers, and spaces that promote collaboration and partnerships for innovation.

 

“Island Insurance is proud to support PBS Hawaii and its tradition of providing quality educational programming,” said Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation. “Their new facility will enable PBS Hawaii to enhance its content and showcase the stories that make Hawaii such a special place.”

 

“Island Insurance is a company known for its deep and abiding commitment to Hawaii and what is best about us,” said Robbie Alm, PBS Hawaii Board Chair. “To have them support us is very, very special.”

 

For more information on PBS Hawaii’s NEW HOME, naming opportunities or to contribute toward the project’s completion, visit PBSHawaii.org/newhome.

 

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Contact: Emily Bodfish
Email: ebodfish@pbshawaii.org
Phone: 808.973.1169

 

PBS Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Hawaii’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawaii and Hawaii to the world. PBSHawaii.org | facebook.com/pbshawaii | @pbshawaii

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
How Can We Best Help the Homeless?

 

Efforts to deal with Oahu’s homeless population, such as moving them out of parks
and off sidewalks, have only shifted them away from businesses, leading to more
sidewalk tents in Kaka‘ako and Kapalama. Now City Council members want the Mayor
to consider using the former Hilo Hattie site on Nimitz Highway as a homeless shelter.
What could the State and counties do to help? How can we best help the homeless?

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on PBSHawaii.org. Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging. You may also email your questions ahead of time toinsights@pbshawaii.org.

 

Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email and via Twitter during the Live Broadcast.

 

Phone Lines:
973-1000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 

Monthly Giving

 

Make a difference without the hassle.

 

Become a PBS Hawai‘i Monthly Sustainer and join the growing number of supporters who have generously decided to make easy, convenient and automatic monthly gifts to PBS Hawai‘i.

 

Each month, a gift of the amount you choose will be automatically given to PBS Hawai‘i.

 

Your tax-deductible gift sustains our independence as a locally owned organization. As a monthly sustainer, you’ll receive less mail from us, so more dollars are spent on the programs you love!

 

**If you are interested in a thank-you gift from one of our pledge drives, please be sure to type in the gift description into the comment box.

 

Monthly Gift

 

Sponsorship & Business Support

Local Broadcast Sponsorship is a message identifying business, foundation, or individual support for the quality programs provided by PBS Hawai‘i. Sponsor acknowledgments air twice per program (once at the beginning, once at the end) for a period of six or twelve months, with an option for renewal. Over 37 local businesses, foundations, and individuals have chosen to support PBS Hawai‘i’s statewide broadcast by sponsoring their favorite programs. Click here to view the list of broadcast sponsors

 

PBS Hawai‘i supporters have discovered that sponsorship:

  • Yields significant marketing benefits.
  • Builds brand awareness by linking you or your business with high-quality programs.
  • Generates community goodwill through support of public television.
  • Positions you or your business before an educated and influential audience.
  • Promotes your offerings to a statewide audience at an affordable price.
  • Markets your brand in an environment free of commercial clutter.

 

To learn more about local broadcast sponsorship with PBS Hawai‘i, contact Patty Doo:

 

Patty Doo
Director of Business Support
808. 462. 5048
email: pdoo@pbshawaii.org

 

Testimonials

 

sponsor_support_Steve_Tabussi“At First Insurance, we see the value of PBS Hawai‘i programming to our company, and understand that if we want this sort of programming to continue to thrive, we need to support it.”
Steve Tabussi, Senior Vice President of Marketing
First Insurance Company of Hawaii

 

Amy Hennessey, Director of Communications Ulupono Initiative“Ulupono Initiative is proud to sponsor PBS Hawai‘i’s mission to provide quality television programs to the people of Hawai‘i. We want to support others who do great things for our community, like PBS Hawai‘i.”
Amy Hennessey, Director of Communications
Ulupono Initiative

 

sponsor_support_Rich_Pezzulo“Both our organizations share a deep connection with Hawai‘i, and supporting local programming is the same as supporting the local community.”
Richard Pezzulo, Executive Director
Waimea Valley

 

KristeenHanselman, Executive Director University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA)“PBS Hawai‘i presents a variety of insights through the telling of stories and personal experiences. Our support will allow PBS Hawai‘i to expand creative programming that will benefit everyone throughout Hawai‘i.”
Kristeen Hanselman, Executive Director
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA)

 

 

Mahalo to Our Broadcast Sponsors!

 

Sponsor
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ABC Stores
Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation
Bank of Hawaii Foundation
Cades Foundation
Cades Schutte LLP
Castle Medical Center / Adventist Health Castle
Caswell Orthodontics
Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks
Dr. Belinda Aquino
Dr. John Mirikitani, J.D., PhD
First Hawaiian Bank
First Insurance Company of Hawaii
G 70
Hanalani Schools
Hawaii Dental Service
Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA)
Hawaii Medical Service Association
Hawaiian Airlines
Ice Palace Hawaii
John & Clifford Mirikitani Foundation
Jeffrey Samuels Real Estate Services
John R. Halligan Charitable Fund
Keiki Care Center of Hawaii
Kina`Ole Estate
Kosasa Foundation
Le Jardin Academy
Matson Foundation
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health
‘Ohana Health Plan
Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union
Pigtails and Crewcuts
Robert & Deanna Levy
Ruby Tuesday Hawaii
Seven-Eleven Hawai‘i, Inc.
Stepping Stones Academy
Ulupono Initiative
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA)
Waimea Valley

 

Vehicle Donations

 

Take advantage of the PBS Hawai‘i Vehicle Donation Program, including free, convenient car pickup.

 

DON’T TRADE IT, DONATE IT

Support PBS Hawai‘i and avoid the hassles of selling your used car, truck, van, SUV, or motorcycle!

 

It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

  • Download and fill out the Vehicle Donation form *.
  • E-mail it back to email@pbshawaii.org, or FAX it back to 462-5090 (Attn: Vehicle Donations) or mail it to:

PBS Hawai‘i
Vehicle Donations
315 Sand Island Access Road
Honolulu, HI 96819

  • The vehicle donations coordinator will contact you to discuss your potential donation.

 

Take advantage of the PBS Hawai‘i Vehicle Donation Program, and we’ll make the arrangements to conveniently pick-up your vehicle at no cost to you. After your vehicle is sold, we’ll send you a receipt for your tax records. Proceeds from sale, minus any fees, will be donated to PBS Hawai‘i in your name.

 

If you have any further questions, please call 462-5044.

Legacy Gifts

Be a part of public television’s future through planned giving

Several longtime station supporters have decided to honor the legacy of public television and be a part of its future by including a gift to PBS Hawaii in their estate plans. Their generosity helps sustain our independence as a locally owned station and assists us in our mission.

 

PBS Hawaii remains committed to connecting and engaging local communities in thoughtful public discourse through Insights on PBS Hawaii, nourish their appreciation for culture and the arts on Na Mele and Great Performances, preserve the lessons of history through American Experience and shape Hawaii’s future with our statewide student news network, HIKI NŌ. A charitable bequest made in your will or trust sustains these programs, and makes a lasting impact on our beloved island home.

 

What to Give:

Stocks and Bonds

Gifts of appreciated securities may help you avoid the capital gains tax while giving you a charitable income tax deduction.

 

PBS Hawaii Information

Firm: Morgan Stanley, LLC

Address: 733 Bishop Street, Honolulu 96813

DTC#: 0015

For the Benefit of: Hawaii Public Television Foundation dba PBS Hawaii

Account#: 129-180673

 

Retirement Assets

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, PBS Hawaii will not be taxed on gifts from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension, or other tax deferred plan.

 

Real Estate

An outright gift of real estate may help you avoid the capital gains tax while giving you a charitable income tax deduction.

 

How to Give:

A bequest can be made as a gift of a percentage of your real estate, a specific dollar amount or asset, or from the balance or residue of your estate. Contact PBS Hawaii for sample testamentary language.

 

Thank you for your interest in supporting PBS Hawaii.

For more information on these options, please contact Christina Sumida at 462-5045 or csumida@pbshawaii.org

 

For expert advice concerning your will or trust, please consult your accountant, lawyer, or tax professional.