Fun Annual Benefit for STEM Education


Now in its 10th year, MEDB’s annual fundraiser dinner will offer a fun, educational and inspiring program – along with a few surprises.

“Pathways to our Future,” will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui in Wailea. The event will spotlight Maui County’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) stars while raising needed funds for STEM educations programs in our community.

Emcee Kanoa Leahey promises to make the dinner program a lively evening. Reception and Silent Auction will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a live auction at 6 pm. Guests can bid on over 100 items including stays at Maui’s award-winning resorts, golf rounds, restaurant certificates, island adventures, fashionable apparel, one-of-a-kind experiences, and a myriad of island-inspired gifts.

Tickets are $175 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui is offering suites starting from $219 plus tax per night, based on space availability. Some restrictions apply.

For online reservations and event information including Fairmont Kea Lani’s special hotel rates, visit or call Maui Economic Development Board at 808-875-2300.

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Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui and daughter Mikayla return as hosts of the Family Feud, The STEM Edition game where guests’ STEM skills are tested as they compete for bragging rights.

“Our young people continue to amaze us with their passion for STEM, and it’s extremely gratifying to be able to see our community coming together to help our youth soar in the 21st century,” said Jeanne Unemori Skog, Maui Economic Development Board’s President & CEO.

Since the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund was established in 2006, over $1.2 million in grants have been awarded to Maui County’s schools and organizations. This past school year alone, more than $137,000 in grants were allocated which enabled ten robotics teams to compete on Maui, Oahu and even the mainland; equipped digital media labs with the latest equipment and software; supported a monthly televised newscast and bilingual website to archive STEM activities; empowered students working on community-service projects using STEM tools; and assisted MEDB’s STEMworks™ educational programs.

“We are extremely grateful to the many sponsors and community partners who make these grants possible,” said Skog. “These contributions enable MEDB to empower our youth with STEM skills while helping them to build pathways to future STEM careers.”





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