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APEC 2011 Hawaii Conference Receives $50,000 from First Hawaiian Bank Foundation
(Honolulu, Hawaii, June 9, 2011) – The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum’s 2011 Hawaii Conference, has been given a grant of $50,000 by the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, the charitable arm of First Hawaiian Bank, according to an announcement by Don Horner, First Hawaiian Bank’s chairman and chief executive officer. The funds will be used for APEC’s Youth Education Program which is designed to promote global awareness and the benefits of economic cooperation among Hawaii’s youth.
The 2011 Hawaii Conference, scheduled to take place later this year in Honolulu, marks only the second time that the conference will be held in the United States, and the first time that such an important conference will be held here in Hawaii. The APEC Leaders Conference is widely considered to be the premier forum for leaders to discuss economic cooperation in the region.
In 2010, the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation and bank contributed $2.5 million to more than 400 non-profit organizations in Hawaii, Guam and CNMI. The foundation funds educational opportunities, health and human service needs, programs for children and youth, as well as culture and the arts.
First Hawaiian Bank (fhb.com), with assets of $15.2 billion, was founded in 1858 and is Hawaii’s oldest and largest bank. As a financial industry leader in profitability, loans and deposits, First Hawaiian has been helping individuals, families and businesses achieve their financial goals for over 152 years. The bank operates 58 branches in Hawaii, three in Guam, and two in Saipan.