A&B FOUNDATION WRAPS UP $1.6 MILLION IN 2010 GIVING

January 1, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Meredith J. Ching, 808-525-6669 or mching@abinc.com
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Hawaii Non-Profits Received $1.3 Million, U.S. Mainland Charities $300,000

Employee Service to Charities in Hawaii, on Mainland Noted

HONOLULU -- The Alexander & Baldwin Foundation provided $1.6 million in cash donations to non-profit organizations across Hawaii and on the U.S. Mainland during 2010. $1.3 million of the Foundation’s 2010 giving went to charities serving a broad range of community needs in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. An additional $300,000 was granted to non-profits on the U.S. Mainland. A total of 550 charities were supported by the A&B Foundation. Grants made by the A&B Foundation are made possible by the business activities of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Stanley M. Kuriyama, also a member of the A&B Foundation’s Hawaii Committee, said, “This past year, our charitable resources and donations increased, thanks to A&B’s improved performance in 2010. We note that our employees’ charitable donations appeared to have rebounded with the economy as well, as evidenced by their personal donations to United Ways in Hawaii and on the Mainland and to other community organizations.”

Kuriyama continued, “I was particularly pleased to note that A&B employees, directors and retirees served in volunteer leadership positions in more than 80 of the charities supported by the Foundation. A&B’s ongoing support for local charities—through the Foundation and our employees—is a reflection of our enduring commitment to our communities.”

A&B Foundation President Meredith J. Ching said, “A&B management, directors, employees and retirees volunteer their time in many ways in the community—not only serving in unpaid leadership positions on non-profit boards, but as volunteers for community groups, youth athletic teams, professional and trade associations, and government boards and commissions as well. A&B actively supports this involvement, believing that the future of our communities is rooted in the action of individuals.”

Ching added, “With increased resources this year, more support was directed to food, housing, health care, and family support services, up by nearly $40,000 to $675,000. Education at all levels benefited from nearly $100,000 more than the year prior -- nearly $345,000 provided to all levels of education – from preschool to universities. Culture and arts organizations received $200,000.

“Our longevity in the Hawaii community and diversity of our business operations across the state help explain the depth and breadth of A&B Foundation support for worthy non-profits in our communities.”

A&B’s statewide subsidiaries in Hawaii include Matson Navigation Company and A&B Properties, Inc. Its Maui operations include Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S), and subsidiaries East Maui Irrigation Company (EMI), Kahului Trucking & Storage (KT&S) and A&B Wailea LLC. Kauai subsidiaries are Kauai Coffee Company, Kauai Commercial Company and Kukui`ula Development Company. A&B Fleet Services operates on the Big Island. Matson Navigation Company, Matson Integrated Logistics and Matson Global Distribution Services operate across the United States, in the South Pacific and China.

2010 Giving by Location*:
 
Hawaii
Statewide Hawaii: $350,000
Oahu: $370,000
Maui: $435,000
Kauai: $75,000
Big Island: $38,000
Pacific Islands: $32,000
U.S. Mainland
Oakland/No. California: $158,000
Arizona/Illinois/Other: $96,000
So. California: $33,000
Pacific Northwest: $15,000

*Numbers rounded for simplicity.

2010 A&B Foundation Grant Recipient Charities with A&B-Affiliated Board Members and Other Volunteer Leadership

A&B Sugar Museum
After School All Stars
All Pono
Aloha Medical Mission
Aloha United Way
American Heart Association
American Red Cross-Oahu
American Red Cross-Maui
American Red Cross-Kauai
Asian Art Museum
Ballet Hawaii
Better Business Bureau Foundation
Bishop Museum
Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council
Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council-Kauai District
Boy Scouts of America, Maui Council
Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii
Boys & Girls Clubs - Big Island
Boys & Girls Clubs - Kauai
Carden Academy
Child & Family Service
Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii
Coast Guard Foundation
Coast Guard Foundation - Hawaii
Community Work Day Maui
Friends of Iolani Palace
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
Friends of Waikiki Aquarium
Fun Day Foundation-A Keiki’s Dream
Girls Scouts of Hawaii
Golden Gate Boy's Choir & Bell Ringers
Habitat for Humanity - Kauai
Hale Makua
Hawaii Council for Economic Education
Hawaii Foodbank
Hawaii Island United Way
Hawaii Meth Project
Hawaii Nature Center
Hawaii State Farm Bureau Foundation for Education
Hawaii Theatre
Helping Hands Hawaii
Historic Hawaii Foundation
HUGS-Help Understanding and Group Support
Hui Noeau
Iao School Renaissance Foundation
Institute for Human Services
International Trade and Education Program
Island School
J. Walter Cameron Center
Japanese Cultural Center
Kapiolani Health Foundation
Kauai Economic Development Board
Kauai Humane Society
Kauai United Way
Manoa Valley Theatre
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Maui Community Food Bank
Maui County Fair Association
Maui Economic Development Board
Maui Economic Opportunity
The Maui Farm
Maui United Way
Mills College
National Liberty Ship Memorial
The Nature Conservancy
Nisei Veterans Memorial Center – Maui
‘Ohia Productions
Pacific Aviation Museum
Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation
Punahou School
Shriners Hospital-Hawaii Campaign
Special Olympics Hawaii
The Nature Conservancy
Toberman Neighborhood Center
Tri-Isle RC&D
University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business
University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business Alumni Association
University of Hawaii Kauai Community College Foundation
USO of Hawaii
Women Helping Women
YMCA of Honolulu

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