Family Programs Hawaii Receives $20,000 Grant From First Hawaiian Bank Foundation

(Honolulu, Hawaii, June 24, 2011) – Family Programs Hawaii has received a $20,000 grant from the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation according to an announcement made by Don Horner, First Hawaiian Bank’s chairman and chief executive officer. The funds will be used to support Family Programs Hawaii’s 2011 Holiday Celebration for foster children and their families.

Family Programs Hawaii provides a support network for children entering into foster care, living in foster care, and transitioning from foster care. Last year’s Holiday Celebration hosted more than 2,000 children and their families. Largely a volunteer event, the Holiday Celebration embodies the hard work and dedication associated with Family Programs Hawaii. First Hawaiian Bank is proud to support an important celebration for these families at such a special time of the year.

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 (, 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.

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