"The thing that I love about Punahou is that it allows students to truly pursue their passions. When you're allowed to pursue your passions and have such a good relationship with your teachers, you know that you're receiving the best possible education. And this is made possible by donors like you."
Sustaining the Promise of Punahou
On a sunny Thursday afternoon in May, approximately 90 members of Punahou's faculty and staff gathered in the courtyard of the Sullivan Administration Building to be honored for their generosity to the School.
Richard "Dick" Cox '38
Dick Cox is one of those rare individuals whose story combines a breadth of experience with a simple, unaffected zest for life. Curious, humble, good-natured and generous, he has witnessed Hawai'i evolve from its sleepy plantation past into a bustling Pacific crossroads without ever losing his stride.
Many 2015 alumni reunion classes surpassed their fundraising and participation goals, but none more conclusively than the close-knit Class of 1990 – or what Wyeth Matsubara '90 calls the "crazy cool, weird, goofball, swagness" of the lovingly dubbed "Mighty '90."
It was the middle of eighth grade when Chris Eldridge '87 came to Punahou. Even as the new kid on the block, he felt right at home."I played baseball," he says, "and with my last name, even though we weren't related to the other Eldredges, I was taken right in." And campus still feels like home to him.