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PBS Hawai’i Receives Donation to Aid in Construction

June 11, 2015, 9:14 AM HST
* Updated June 11, 9:19 AM
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PBS Hawai’i has received a $50,000 donation from the Island Insurance Foundation to assist with the costs of renovation and construction of a new facility for the public television station.

In November 2014, PBS Hawai’i began construction of its T.C. Ching Campus and has a completion date of Spring 2016. Currently, the one-story structure that already exists is located at the corner of Nimitz Highway and Sand Island Access Road. PBS Hawai’i is renovating the building and adding a second story. Once completed, the building will have 30,000 square feet.

“Island Insurance is proud to support PBS Hawai’i and its tradition of providing quality educational programming,” said Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation. “Their new facility will enable PBS Hawai’i to enhance its content and showcase the stories that make Hawai’i such a special place.”

Within its new building, PBS Hawai’i, the only member in Hawai’i of the Public Broadcasting Service, will house a main television studio, a “Learning Zone” for students and teachers, as well as space that will promote collaboration and partnerships for innovation.

“Island Insurance is a company known for its deep and abiding commitment to Hawai’i and what is best about us,” said Robbie Alm, PBS Hawai’i Board Chair. “To have them support us is very, very special.”

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To learn more about PBS Hawai’i and its soon-to-be new studio, visit PBS Hawai’i’s website.

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