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PBS Hawaiʻi receives $50,000 grant from Alexander & Baldwin for NEW HOME

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PBS Hawaiʻi receives $50,000 grant from Alexander & Baldwin for NEW HOME

HONOLULU, HI – PBS Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi has raised for its new facility to over $24.2 million. The fundraising goal is $30 million.

PBS Hawaiʻi’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 Hawaiʻi’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 Hawaiʻi. 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 Hawaiʻi’s NEW HOME.”

Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaiʻi, said, “We’re most thankful for this substantial contribution from a leading company that continues to shape Hawaiʻi.”

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