First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. has contributed to the success of the students at the Shidler College of Business and has graciously been committed to be the title sponsor of the Business Night event for over a decade. The college is grateful for their generosity over the years.
Since 1911, First Insurance has provided coverage for Hawaii's families and businesses. The company has grown to be the state's largest locally established property and casualty insurance carrier, earning an “A” rating from A.M. Best Company, whose ratings are widely recognized as a benchmark of an insurer’s financial strength. In 2011, First Insurance Company of Hawaii celebrated 100 years of service to the people of our Aloha state!
As the oldest and largest property and casualty insurance company headquartered in Hawaii, First Insurance prides itself on understanding the unique insurance needs of the community and helps island residents and businesses alike with their insurance needs.
Their commitment to Hawaii’s Community and Shidler College of Business is unwavering. In 2012, First Insurance Company established a $35,000 scholarship for full-time and part-time students. In 2007, they established a $1 Million Distinguished Professorship at the Shidler College of Business in support of sustaining quality education, teaching, and research in the area of risk management. The First Insurance Company Distinguished Professorship is one of several endowed professorships created through Jay Shidler’s matching gift fund.