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MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit Dinner & Auction to benefit STEM education programs at home
The annual MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Dinner & Auction returns on Saturday, August 23. Read more.


Ke Alahele Education Fund grant fits into hands-on learning
A Ke Alahele Education Fund grant for Montessori School of Maui was intended to support its engineering and robotics programs plus help provide a practical learning environment for students to enhance their skills in science, technology, engineering and math or STEM. Read more.


Mayor Arakawa Inspired by STEM
For the past two years, Mayor Alan Arakawa and his wife Ann have served as hosts of the popular "Are You Smarter Than a STEM 5th Grader?" Read more.


Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award
The Maui Economic Development Board is pleased to announce that the Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award will be presented this year to a student team that demonstrates the most innovative use of STEM tools and capabilities to serve and improve our community. Read more.


Ke Alahele grant leads to teaching insight on Molokai
Kualapu'u School teacher Susan Forbes began her Ke Alahele Education Fund grant project with a goal – field a competitive robotics team. It was a building year at the Molokai K-6 charter school and this year the students were not ready to compete. Read more.




MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund


Help power STEM education! Save the date for this unforgettable event all for a worthy cause!



August 23, 2014, Saturday
Reception 4:30 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm



The Grand Wailea Resort, Ballroom


For Donor and sponsorship opportunities click here.
For a Sponsor Reservation Form (fillable PDF), click here.
To donate to the Apples for Education Auction, click here.

Special room rates are available for this year’s event attendees at the beautiful Grand Wailea Resort.

If you have any questions, please contact or call 808-875-2300.

Great auctions! Greater cause

Get ready to bid on a bevy of fabulous prizes during this year's "Apples for Education" Auctions during the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Dinner! Download a list of the fabulous prizes guests can bid on. A big mahalo to ALL our generous prize donors!

In addition to nearly 100 auction prizes guests can bid on, we’ve gone “mobile” to make bidding at our Auctions easier and more fun! Using HandBid, an electronic app for your smartphone, guests can now place their bids, monitor their progress, receive alerts when they’ve been outbid, and pay for their items.

To get started, contact Michelle Cocca at

About The Fund

Our ability to meet our work force needs, particularly in the technology fields, will determine the success of our economic goals. Recognizing the critical nature of this preparation, MEDB has worked vigorously throughout its history to enhance education and training in our community.

To further support this growing need for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills, our board of directors created the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund in 2006 as a grant making vehicle. The Fund stimulates community investment in broadening career pathways for Maui County residents.

Learn more about the Fund in this special video produced by Maui High School’s Digital Media team. 



For more information about the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund, check out our frequently asked questions or the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Brochure.


If you are interested in contributing, please contact us at


To apply for a MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund grant, download the Grant Guidelines (.docx) and Grant Application (.docx).

  • After clicking the link, save the form to your computer.
  • After saving the form, open it and hit the Tab key to go to the first field of the form ("Date").
  • Fill the field in then Tab to the next field until you have completed the application.
  • Remember to Save as you enter your information.
  • After completing the form, print out the document so you can get the required signatures and mail it to MEDB per the Grant Guidelines.







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