eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and wife donate $50 million to Hawaii projects, foundationBy AP
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
eBay founder and wife donate $50 million
HONOLULU — Pierre Omidyar (oh-MEED’-yar), eBay’s founder and chairman, and his wife, Pam, have donated $50 million to the Hawaii Community Foundation.
The charitable services and grant-making organization said Tuesday that a portion of the six-year commitment will be used to launch several community initiatives.
It says the rest of the money will support the Omidyars’ ongoing philanthropic interests through their Omidyar Ohana Fund at the foundation.
The Omidyars and their three children moved to Hawaii in 2006.
He attended eighth and ninth grades at Punahou (POON’-ah-hoh) School, where President Barack Obama graduated from. Pam Omidyar grew up in Hawaii Kai (k’eye).
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