$15,000 given for opera titles
The Alexander & Baldwin Foundation has awarded Hawaii Opera Theatre a $15,000 grant to underwrite supertitles English translations projected on a screen above the stage.
The Hawaii Opera Theatre's 2004 season begins in January and will celebrate the theme "Songs of Love and War" with productions of Verdi's "Otello," Mozart's "Cos Fan Tutte" and Lehr's "The Merry Widow."
Big Brothers gets $10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters has received a $10,000 grant from the Hawai'i Community Foundation's "Mo' Bettah Together" program to further develop the organization's site-based mentoring programs.
NFL aids youth cancer camp
The NFL Charities Pro Bowl Grant Program has granted $5,000 to the American Cancer Society Childhood Cancer Programs in Hawai'i, including Camp Anuenue. The weeklong camp lets children with cancer participate in recreational activities while medically supervised.
Schools project nets $95,000
Sixty-six public and private schools from O'ahu and the Big Island have collected $95,000 in spare change during the three-week Pennies for Patients program benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Mililani Middle School raised the most money with $4,801.37, followed by Waiakeawaena Elementary ($4,502.35) and Mid-Pacific Institute ($3,699.38).
For more information about the event, call the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Hawai'i office at 534-1222.
Cooke supports Priory program
St. Andrew's Priory has received an $8,000 grant from the Cooke Foundation to support the school's drama program.
Hula society gets $25,000
The Hula Preservation Society has received a $25,000 grant from the Atherton Family Foundation for its cultural preservation work. HPS documents the hula lives, traditions, insights and experiences of elders in the community. Cultural resources are accessible through www.hulapreservation.org.