Foundations, charities recipients of donations

Foundations and entities that contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:

* As part of its Legacy of Aloha program, Duke’s BeachHouse recently donated just over $2,000 to Autism Bridges Maui, a local nonprofit that provides support to families with children who have autism. Funds for this particular Legacy of Aloha donation were raised through the restaurant’s nightly Duke’s Tasting Menu from January through March 2013.

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* In honor of Earth Day, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui recently sponsored a community reef cleanup through Trilogy Excursion’s Blue’aina Program, donating $1,000 to Coral Reef Alliance. With a long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship and responsible tourism, the reef cleanup adds to the resort’s list of more than 50 sustainability initiatives.

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* Ka Lima O Maui is the proud owner of a new GMC Sierra Crew Cab Truck thanks to grants from the following foundations: Atherton Family Foundation $10,000; Central Pacific Bank Foundation $10,000; and Wailea Community Foundation $1,000.

The new truck has been assigned to Nancy Tabon’s landscape crew, which maintains the county beach parks in Kihei.

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* Representatives from the Hyundai Tournament of Champions have announced donations made by the event for 2013. Nearly $350,000 will be distributed to Hawaii charities.

Among the charities receiving donations were the tournaments Designated Beneficiaries, including Boy Scouts of America, Maui County Council; Friends of the Children’s Justice Center; Hale Makua Health Services; J. Walter Cameron Center; Ka Lima O Maui; and the Lahainaluna High School Foundation.