PBS Hawaii receives $50,000 grant
from Alexander & Baldwin for NEW HOME
HONOLULU, HI – PBS Hawaii has received a $50,000 grant from Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. for the public television station’s NEW HOME at the entrance to Sand Island.
The grant brings the sum that PBS Hawaii has raised for its new facility to over $24.2 million. The fundraising goal is $30 million.
PBS Hawaii’s construction of The Clarence T.C. Ching Campus began in November 2014, with completion in spring 2016. The existing one-level structure at a corner of Nimitz Highway and Sand Island Access Road is being recycled and expanded into a two-story building, for a total of 30,000 square feet under roof.
At the heart of PBS Hawaii’s NEW HOME will be a large television studio for local productions and a “Learning Zone” for students, teachers and mentors in the station’s statewide student news network and digital learning initiative, HIKI NŌ.
“Alexander & Baldwin is pleased to continue our long-standing support of PBS Hawaii. PBS has been an integral part of our community for many years, bringing important educational programming to keiki and kupuna alike, across our state,” said Meredith Ching, Senior Vice President of Government and Community Relations and Chair of A&B’s Kokua Giving program. “Successful organizations are those that are able to evolve and adapt to changing times, and we are confident that PBS Hawaii’s new facility will provide it with the foundation to meet the needs of the future. We are proud to be a part of PBS Hawaii’s NEW HOME.”
Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii, said, “We’re most thankful for this substantial contribution from a leading company that continues to shape Hawaii.”
For more information on PBS Hawaii’s NEW HOME, naming opportunities or to contribute toward the project’s completion, visit PBSHawaii.org/newhome.