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

Seeing Possibility, Building Solutions
Carlton '92 and Cindy Yuen

For Carlton '92 and Cindy Yuen, Punahou is a place where possibility becomes reality. Carlton experienced how the School nurtures potential both in his own life and now, in the lives of his children.

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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.

10,381

Donors

28,419

Gifts

$125,628,199

Raised

Dollars Raised By Priority

Sustaining the Promise of Punahou $9,260,125 $15,000,000
Inspiring Purpose $32,205,196 $32,206,000
Art of Teaching $3,312,160 $10,000,000
Diverse Learning Community $34,738,833 $40,000,000
Reimagining Learning Environments $45,336,885 $95,000,000

Mahalo

Punahou Fund

Derrick ’75

Alumni

$50

Punahou Fund

Keith and Chelsea ’97

Alumni

$500

Grades 2 – 5 Project

Chai

Faculty/Staff

$108

Punahou Fund

David ’89 and Challa

Alumni

$150

Financial Aid

David and Linda

Former Faculty/Staff

$500

Punahou Fund

Caprice ’97

Alumni

$500

Financial Aid

Elmer ’76

Alumni

$20

Punahou Fund

Manuel and Lisa

Current Parents

$5,200

Punahou Fund

Ashley ’02

Alumni

$150

Endowed Program Fund

Robert and Kaily ’02

Alumni

$250

Grades 2 – 5 Project

Tory ’05

Alumni

$500

Class Endowed Fund

John ’55

Alumni

$150

Punahou Fund

Aaron and April

Current Parents

$1,000

Financial Aid

Jaslyn ’99

Alumni

$150

Grades 2 – 5 Project

Ryan and Naoko

Current Parents

$200

Punahou Fund

Michelle ’07

Alumni

$25

Punahou Fund

Ian ’92 and Corey

Alumni

$500

Punahou Fund

Clinton and Kyra ’95

Alumni

$150

Punahou Fund

Missy

Former Faculty/Staff

$50

Financial Aid

Brian and Jane ’69

Alumni

$1,000

Punahou Fund

Roy and Yan

Current Parents

$150

Punahou Fund

Paul and Claudia

Former Faculty/Staff

$500

Punahou Fund

Ronald and Reiko

Parents of Alumni

$150
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