Dinner and auction will benefit STEM education

Savings for tickets purchased by July 4

The Maui Economic Development Board has announced that its annual MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit Dinner & Auction, “Pathways to Our Future,” will be held this Labor Day weekend on Aug. 31 at the Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, Maui. Reservations are available at www.medb.org/kah.

The evening will celebrate the achievements of students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Guests can bid on over 150 items during the Apples for Education Auctions, compete in teams during MEDB’s signature interactive game, and enjoy presentations by Maui County’s STEM stars.

Winners of two awards will also be announced: the Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award, which recognizes outstanding students who have demonstrated the most innovative use of STEM tools and programs to serve and improve the community, and the Czechowicz Award, which recognizes exceptional educators in Maui Nui.

Proceeds raised will help to advance MEDB’s STEM education programs from kindergarten to careers, as well as enable MEDB to continue to pursue meaningful pathways that benefit the lives of residents in Maui County and statewide.

“This fundraising event offers a great opportunity to enjoy your Labor Day weekend while investing in STEM education,” said Leslie Wilkins, MEDB president and CEO. “For over two decades, MEDB, along with our community partners, have been helping to inspire and provide cutting-edge STEM programs and the latest technologies for Hawaii’s students and educators to meet future workforce demands. This is an investment which will have a positive impact on growing our state’s economy now and in the future.”

Discounted room rates are available for dinner guests at the Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, Maui.

The reception and silent auction will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner and live auction at 6. Individual seats are $200. Save $15 per person on individual tickets if registration and payment are received by July 4.

For reservations, donor and sponsor opportunities, visit www.medb.org or call 875-2300.