MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund awards $142,000+ in STEM grants

Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) announced the recipients who received grant awards totaling more than $142,000 this 2017-2018 school year from the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund, a grant making vehicle to further support the growing need for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in Maui County and statewide. Click here for the full grantees list.

“Jobs today and in the future depend on the preparation of our students in critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity – all skills nurtured by STEM education,” said Curtis Tom, Sr. VP/Island Manager for Bank of Hawaii in Maui County and Chair of the MEDB Education Committee. “The MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund was created to provide STEM tools for our youth and educators in an effort to open doors to exciting career opportunities. Those who support the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund through our annual fundraiser are helping to make this investment in our state’s future workforce.”

This year’s MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit Dinner & Auction will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Grand Wailea Resort. Reception/Silent Auction will begin at 4:30 pm, followed by Dinner/Live Auction at 6 pm. Individual seats are $200 (save $15 per person, if you register by July 4). Hope to see you there!