The Power Of Promise

Join Punahou in reimagining the future of education through a focus on these five priorities – The Art of Teaching, a Diverse Learning Community, Reimagining Learning Environments, Inspiring Purpose and Sustaining the Promise of Punahou.

Donor Stories

Helping Students Grow through Global Experiences
Stuart Gurney and Junjun Wu-Gurney

For Stuart Gurney and Junjun Wu-Gurney, crossing borders has always opened up opportunities. Their generous gifts to the Wo International Center and the Junior School honor the idea of expanding horizons and serve as a gracious thanks for the education that their son, Sean Gurney '92, received.

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Stories of Impact

The Skills that Matter

Jeff and David are seniors and good friends. They've attended Punahou since kindergarten and play water polo together. But over the years, David has noticed some growing differences between them. Jeff is one of the "smart kids." He has always taken honors and AP classes, even in the summer.

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People

People are Punahou’s greatest strength. From its talented students and passionate faculty to its loyal alumni and families, the Punahou ‘ohana is one of Hawai‘i’s most enduring and vibrant communities of learning. This campaign will help to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to thrive in a diverse learning environment; and by supporting the growth and professional renewal of our teachers.

Place

Few schools have a sense of place like Punahou. Sheltered by Manoa Valley and nourished by the waters of the New Spring, our breathtaking campus is a gift, treasured by generations of students and adults for nearly two centuries. Today, we are preparing for the future with thoughtful campus planning that enhances the landscape of learning so central to the Punahou experience.

Purpose

Punahou’s mission has always been to prepare children for life, in addition to college. Through a diversity of curricular and co-curricular choices that encompass world-class academics, arts, athletics and innovative real-world applications, Punahou’s breadth and depth taps into each child’s potential. Our students are distinguished by qualities like curiosity, passion, resilience, confidence, self-awareness and purpose – qualities that consistently produce leaders and innovators in every field.

Our Progress

Since the launch of Ku‘u Punahou - The Campaign for Punahou School, thanks to the generosity of our community, much has already been accomplished. Every gift is an investment in the future of the School. Together, we can achieve our fundraising goal of $175 million and realize the promise of Punahou.

9,917

Donors

26,744

Gifts

$122,348,846

Raised

Dollars Raised By Priority

Sustaining the Promise of Punahou $8,453,112 $15,000,000
Inspiring Purpose $26,071,295 $26,100,000
Art of Teaching $3,212,309 $10,000,000
Diverse Learning Community $24,090,513 $40,000,000
Reimagining Learning Environments $43,418,604 $95,000,000

Mahalo

Punahou Fund

Christine ’02

Alumni

$200

Grades 2 – 5 Project

Leilani ’75

Alumni

$500

Punahou Fund

Kenneth ’95 and Stacy

Alumni

$200

Punahou Fund

Thomas and Drucilla

Parents of Alumni

$300

Academy Learning Commons

LesliAnn ’03

Alumni

$150

Punahou Fund

Jeff ’94 and Rupa

Alumni

$5,000

Punahou Fund

Janet ’89 and Merv

Alumni

$500

Punahou Fund

Thomas and Vernette ’79

Alumni

$250

Financial Aid

Matthew ’08

Alumni

$50

Punahou Fund

Rodrick and Tammie

Faculty/Staff

$500

Punahou Fund

John and Linda

Current Parents

$150

Financial Aid

Darien ’04

Alumni

$50

Punahou Fund

James and Pyong

Grandparents

$500

Punahou Fund

Andrew and Deborah

Current Parents

$500

Financial Aid

Wade ’68

Alumni

$150

Class Endowed Fund

Damien and Malia ’83

Alumni

$750

Program Fund

Kristen ’79

Alumni

$50

Punahou Fund

Steven and Gail

Parents of Alumni

$250

Financial Aid

Chad and Jeanelle ’97

Alumni

$500

Grades 2 – 5 Project

Clyde and Diane

Faculty/Staff

$200

Punahou Fund

Marcus and gaile

Current Parents

$500

Punahou Fund

Jordan and Sharolyn ’04

Alumni

$150
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