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

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

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

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

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

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

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