Accepting A&B check

A&B gives Island School $25K capital grant

“Alexander & Baldwin is pleased to once again support Kaua‘i’s educational infrastructure with a $25,000 grant to Island School,” said A&B Foundation President Meredith Ching. “We have been doing business on this island for more than a century and we fully appreciate the importance of education and educational options to the betterment of the community.” Ching added further,  “This grant builds upon past support A&B has provided to Island School, which began in 1989 and to date totals more than $160,000 — primarily designated for development of the school’s Puhi campus and facilities. Having a strong independent college preparatory school available to Kaua‘i’s families in a convenient location helps make Kauai an even more desirable location to raise a family and do business, and provides a long-term benefit for the community.”

Representatives from Alexander & Baldwin presented a check to Island School at its Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors on Monday, June 11. Funds will be used to support the planning and construction of a new Science, Math and Robotics complex at Island School’s Puhi campus, which is used by over 30 Kaua’i-based organizations after hours in addition to the regular student body.

The Alexander & Baldwin Foundation is funded by the business activities of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and its subsidiaries which on Kaua‘i include Matson, A&B Properties, Kaua‘i Commercial Company, McBryde Resources, Nawiliwili Stevedores, and our joint venture Kukui‘ula Development Company.

Founded in 1977, Island School offers a challenging curriculum that fosters creativity, critical thinking, initiative and respect for self and others for students aged Pre-Kindergarten through high school. For more information about Island School, contact Admissions Director Sean Magoun at 246-0233,  or visit

In the photo, from left, are: Dewayne Kong, Kaua‘i area manager, Matson Navigation Company; Bill Cowern, member, Island School Board of Directors; Sonia Topenio, member, Island School Board of Directors; Dan Sargent, general manager, McBryde Resources; Tom Shigemoto, vice president, A&B Properties and member, Hawai‘i Committee, A&B Foundation; Katherine Richardson, president, Island School Board of Directors; Trinette Kaui, property manager, A&B Properties; David Pratt, vice president and chair, Development Committee of Island School Board of Directors; and Bob Springer, head of  Island School.