Grandparents and “grandfriends” are often deeply committed to our students’ education, and Punahou recognizes the invaluable role they play in supporting their families.

Grandparent Council

Formed in September 2015, the Grandparent Leadership Council helps Punahou School engage current grandparents in the life of the school. The Grandparent Leadership Council offers valuable guidance on ways for Punahou to better connect with the grandparent community, encourages grandparent participation in the life of the School, and seeks to raise awareness of the educational priorities of the Ku‘u Punahou Campaign for Punahou School.


Jeff and Lynn Watanabe
(Grades 1, 3* and 6)
Trustee Chairs

* Two grandchildren at this grade level


Grandparent CouncilGrade Level
Jim ’49 and Mary Ann Bell8, 10, 11
Paul and Diane Bennett1, 3
Harlan ’59 and Kalei Kenney ’61 Cadinha5, 12
William and Brenda Chee3, 6
David and Margaret Cole2
Tony ’62 and Wendy Crabb11
Mitch and Bambi D’Olier1, 4
Peter and Sara Magoon ’64 Dudgeon8*, 10
Kenton and Hannelore Eldridge4, 7
David ’58 and Sharon Cook ’57 Fairbanks10
Sanford and Jill Friedman2
Howard H. Hamamoto2011, 2013
Leslie and Betsy Hata2
Dr. Dennis ’58 and Kathryn Hirota1, 4, 7
Ronald and Ann Ho3, 5
Julia Sia ’46 Ing2000, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2011
Larry ’58 and Claire Olsen ’58 Johnson2009, 2012, 2013, 2016
Doug ’57 and Ronny Kilpatrick2, 6, 8
Bert and Susan Kobayashi7, 9
Bert and Harriet Kobayashi2, 3, 9*, 11
Amy Kuba9, 11
Merton and Claire Lau8, 12
Ricardo and Dr. Rosita Leong5, 8, 9, 11
Tan Tek ’53 and Wai Ling Lum7
Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali8, 10
Maury and Jean Myers9, 10
Larry and Dorothy Nitta1, 3
Michael ’64 and Judy Pietsch1, 3, 4
James C. Reynolds ’601, 3, 8, 9
Jean Kelley ’54 Rolles3
Patricia Wilcox ’62 Sheehan8, 10
Marti S. N. Steele2*
Dennis and Brenda Teranishi6*
Sharon Twigg-Smith8
Sidney and Diane Uyetake1
Jeff and Lynn Watanabe
Trustee Chairs
1, 3*, 6
Edward and Kathryn Weldon6, 10*
Drs. William and Margaret Lai Won4, 10, 12
Loretta Luke ’64 Yajima and Tyler Yajima ’641, 3
Errol and Andy Yim7

* Two grandchildren at this grade level

For more information about how grandparents can contribute to the campaign, contact Jill Higashi, Director of Annual Giving.

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