GRANT AWARDED FOR SUGAR MUSEUM’S PROGRAMS AND PROJECTSPuunene, Maui, Hawaii – Alexander & Baldwin has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Sugar Museum. The grant will provide support for the museum’s core programs and projects. Museum Director Holly Buland said, “We are very grateful for this award. Alexander & Baldwin is committed to supporting local communities, allowing us to provide valuable services to the
people of Maui–and beyond.”
Education Program: Helps children learn about our sugar plantation heritage and how it helped shape our current society. Alexander & Baldwin has been supporting the transportation and operating costs for second-grade students since the inception of the program in 1990.
Marketing: Operating costs for promoting the Museum through advertising as well as printing the “Passport to the Past,” which offers discounted admission to four island museums.
Community Outreach: Delivers information to our neighborhoods through displays at festivals and other cultural events throughout the year. As a resource for the community, we provide cultural and community groups with loans of photographs and objects from our collection for their events, bulletin board space to promote their activities, and a venue for
About The Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
The Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the history and heritage of the sugar industry and the multi-ethnic plantation heritage it engendered. Created in 1980 as a
memorial to early sugar pioneers Samuel T. Alexander and Henry Perrine Baldwin, the Sugar Museum is the primary source for information on the history of sugar on Maui. Open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.sugarmuseum.com, find us on Facebook, or call 808-871-8058.
About Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. is Hawai’i’s premier commercial real estate company and the state’s foremost owner of grocery-anchored retail centers. A&B is a fully integrated real estate investment trust and owns, operates and manages approximately 3.8 million square feet of primarily retail and industrial space in Hawai’i, and is a major landowner in the state. A&B’s interests extend beyond commercial real estate into renewable energy and land stewardship. A&B is also a construction materials company and paving contractor in Hawai’i. Over its nearly 150-year history, A&B has evolved with the state’s economy and played a lead role in the development of the agricultural, transportation, tourism, construction and real estate industries.