Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:
* The Central Pacific Bank Foundation awarded $2,500 to the H.P. Baldwin Foundation. The donation will be used to fund H.P. Baldwin High School's 75th Anniversary Celebration Service Project. The money will be used to construct 15 to 20 concrete and metal student benches throughout campus.
"We are pleased to support a school with such a rich legacy in the Maui community and Hawaii," said Denis Isono, CPB Foundation president and chief financial officer at Central Pacific Bank. "And we are excited that in honor of its 75th anniversary that Baldwin has chosen to give back to its students and teachers through campus service projects."
Pat and Richard Endsley, founders of The Lahaina Complex After School Tutor Project, are presented a check for $21,000 from the board members of People for Educational Equality. Pictured are Flo Wiger (from left), Barbara Potts, Pat Endsley, Richard Endsley, Lisa Agdeppa and Mihaela Stoops.
"We are incredibly grateful for the support from the Central Pacific Bank Foundation," said Catherine Kilborn, principal of Baldwin High School. "These funds will help us to orchestrate a successful anniversary service project that will help the existing students, as well as the generations to come."
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* The Aina Nalu Wine & Silent Auction Fundraiser, was held on May 25 and sponsored by People for Educational Equality, LahainaTown Action Committee and others. The Lahaina Complex After School Tutor Project received $21,000 as a result of the fundraiser and private donations. Attendees of the May event enjoyed an evening with friends, pupu, wine, live entertainment by Sam Ahia, and a silent auction.
The Lahaina Complex After School Tutor Project, founded by Richard and Pat Endsley of Lahaina more than 13 years ago, helps students in the four public schools of West Maui to increase literacy and comprehension in various subjects and to build self-confidence, selfesteem and leadership qualities. The project has no regular source of funding, is staffed with volunteer tutors, and provides bus service and snacks, annual curriculum, and incentives for students.
Lee and Barbara Potts are planning another Aina Nalu fundraiser in May of 2015 (every other year) for the tutoring project, and they support the project on an ongoing basis through donations and volunteer tutoring.
People can donate to the program online at www.razoo.com/story/Lahaina-Tutoring-Program or www.pfee.org or can mail a donation to People for Educational Equality, c/o Barbara Potts, 180 Dickenson St., Unit 217, Lahaina 96761.