KAIMUKI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kaimuki Christian School is gearing up for a big expansion thanks in part to a record-setting donation.
The Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation presented a $1.5 million check to the school Wednesday morning, the largest ever received by the school.
The money will go towards the construction of the $7.8 million Clarence T. C. Ching educational center.
"We are grateful for the generosity and commitment this foundation has demonstrated giving us such a generous gift," said Kaimuki Christian School Principal Mark Gallagher.
The center will hold ten classrooms and school administrative offices.
Construction on the new center is set to begin in 2015 and the space will be used right away because the school is adding grades nine through twelve.
"We are happy and grateful that the Clarence T.C. Ching foundation was able to participate in the growth of this school in Kaimuki," said Clarence T.C. Ching foundation Trustee Peter Ng.