The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
ocated in Kapolei. The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is a 200,000 square-foot facility and the largest community center of its kind in Hawaii. It will be a place where people young and old will have opportunities to learn and grow, to build confidence and hope.
The Kroc Center will include the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Education & Resource Center with conference and banquet rooms for 720 guests; the Mary D. and Walter F. Frear Early Education Center for 150 preschool students; the 500-seat Jack & Marie Lord Worship & Performing Arts Center; the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Center with an NCAA-regulation gymnasium; the First Hawaiian Bank Hale Hookipa 48-bed dormitory for traveling teams and overnight conferences; a state-of-the-art Health & Wellness Center with workout equipment and facilities for individual and group fitness; an Aquatics Center featuring a competition pool and a recreation pool with giant water slides; and a 3-acre multipurpose field for outdoor programs.
Development of the Kroc Center was made possible by a $110 million combined capital and endowment grant from a bequest to The Salvation Army by the late Mrs. Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc. As a condition to the significant Kroc grant, the community also raised nearly $23 million locally, bringing the project to $133 million.
Construction of Kroc Center Hawaii has began and is expected to be completed in late 2011.