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

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

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.

Construction of PBS Hawaiʻi’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 Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi’s NEW HOME, naming opportunities or to contribute toward the project’s completion, visit

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