Bishop Museum Receives $50,000 Grant from First Hawaiian Bank Foundation

 (Honolulu, Hawaii, October 24, 2013) – Bishop Museum has received a $50,000 grant from the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, according to an announcement today by Bob Harrison, First Hawaiian Bank’s president and chief executive officer. The grant was made in support of Bishop Museum’s Pacific Hall Restoration Project. 

The newly renovated Pacific Hall, unveiled in September, features interactive multi-media displays and houses ethnological artifacts from Polynesia and the Pacific Islands spanning a 6,000-year period. The collections represent over a century of work by Bishop Museum’s historians, anthropologists, archeologists and biologists.

The First Hawaiian Bank Foundation is the charitable arm of First Hawaiian Bank.  In 2012, the Foundation and Bank supported over 400 non-profit organizations in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan with more than $2.5 million in donations. The Foundation funds education,  health care,  human services, and  the arts.

First Hawaiian Bank (, with assets of $16.7 billion, was founded in 1858 and is Hawaii’s oldest and largest bank. The bank operates 57 branches in Hawaii, three in Guam, and two in Saipan.

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