First Hawaiian Bank Foundation Donates $100,000 To Catholic Charities Hawai‘i

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I (August 3, 2017) – The First Hawaiian Bank Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Catholic Charities Hawai‘i (CCH) in support of its Laulima House Campaign. CCH purchased the Laulima House property in 2015, with the goal of expanding its programs to meet the growing needs of the community.

Photo caption: (from left to right) First Hawaiian Bank Senior Vice President Vernon Wong, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i President and CEO Terry Walsh, and Laulima House Campaign Chair Jerry Rauckhorst

“We are extremely grateful for First Hawaiian Bank’s support,” said Terry Walsh, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i president and chief executive officer. “Laulima House will allow us to further our mission and enhance program services to those in need, especially children and their families.”

“Catholic Charities Hawai‘i touches the lives of thousands of people in need throughout Hawai‘i every year, and we are proud to assist them in their mission of offering help and hope,” added Sharon Brown, President of First Hawaiian Bank Foundation.

Catholic Charities Hawai‘i has been serving Hawai‘i’s people for 70 years. Through over 30 programs statewide, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i serves over 40,000 people in need each year. The organization works to strengthen lives, advocate and promote individual rights for the most vulnerable and reach out to help those most in need in the community, regardless of their faith.

First Hawaiian Bank Foundation is the charitable arm of First Hawaiian Bank. It is also the largest corporate foundation contributing to charities in Hawaii, Guam and CNMI. Each year, First Hawaiian Bank, its employees, and the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation donate several million dollars to more than 400 non-profit organizations in Hawaii, Guam and CNMI.
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