Donor Stories

Gratitude for a Life of Opportunities
Dana Harimoto '59 Izumi

In the last seven decades, Dana Harimoto '59 Izumi has played many roles at Punahou: student, teacher, parent, grandparent, volunteer and donor. For Dana, it's been the greatest privilege to be a part of the Punahou family, a community that set the groundwork for a life of learning and teaching.

New Endowed Financial Aid Fund Honors Nainoa Thompson '72
Inspired by the courage and leadership of master navigator Nainoa Thompson '72, a new financial aid fund was established on Sept. 15, 2017, by Franklin Tokioka Sr. '54, Colbert and Gail Morikawa '81 Matsumoto, and the Island Insurance Foundation.
A Passion Passed on to the Next Generation
Patrick Vinton Kirch '68

In 1963, Patrick Kirch '68 was an inquisitive 13-year-old growing up in Manoa Valley with a fascination for ancient civilizations fueled by long afternoons exploring old lo'i terraces and other traces of Hawai'i's past.

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.

A Gift of Hope and Expectation
Chris '67 and Monica Mamiya '77 McLaren

For Chris '67 and Monica Mamiya '77 McLaren, Punahou has shaped their lives in so many ways that the school is inextricably part of who they are. The two first met as teachers in the Junior School, where Monica taught first, second, fourth and fifth grade for 28 years and Chris taught fourth grade for 12 years. But they had already experienced Punahou as students, both entering in seventh grade.

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