Parents are central to Punahou’s culture of philanthropy and participating in the Ku‘u Punahou campaign is a meaningful way to join other parents in expressing their support for the School and its educational vision.

Any gift you make will be counted as part of your Parent Participation Challenge group(s), as well as an individual gift. Individual gift participation is included in the annual report of gifts, Giving to Punahou.

Parent Participation Challenge

Please join your fellow Punahou parents in the participation challenge with a gift of any amount. For the challenge, there are four groups of grade levels (see chart below). In each group, the grade with the highest participation rate will be recognized and parents who participated in the four winning grade levels will receive a Buff 'n Blue Parents tote bag.

The challenge includes any gift given during the current school year (July 1 – June 30). If a parent has more than one child, their gift will be counted for each child's grade.

2016 – 2017 School Year

Parent Advancement Council

Guided by the Development Team, the Parent Advancement Council (PAC) consists of parent volunteers with children in various grade levels. The council focuses on giving participation at any level, and serves as a resource to Punahou in developing programs related to parents that support the priorities of Punahou.


Russell ’87 and Kristina Ogawa
(Grades 2, 7 and 8)

Garrett ’92 and Christine Suehiro ’95
(Grades 4 and 6)

Greg ’80 and Shirley Yim
Trustee advisors


PAC Member
Grade Level
Rich ’82 and Rhoda Fong ’82 Asato10
Karen Lau-Baptist ’818, 12
Mike ’87 and Melissa Blake6, 8
Rex ’87 and Sandin ChangK
April Coloretti ’8511
Gary and Michelle Dela Cruz3
Chris ’87 and Wana‘ao Watson ’89 Eldridge4, 7
Julianne Erickson3, 5, 7, 9
Emily Fay1
Reid ’87 and Kara Imai3
Ka‘imi Kahumoku7
Kyle and Denise Kimura ’88 Kamakura7, 9
Chris ’83 and Rondee Lum ’90 Kobayashi2
DK and Lori Kodama7, 9
Keith and Daisy Komeiji4
Chad ’89 and Mari Okimoto ’90 Konishi3
Garson and Neysa Lee1, 3, 8
Ron, Jr. ’96 and Aimee Jodoi ’96 Lum2, 5
Jen Lyons ’825, 6
Marc Matsubara ’819
Spencer and Meredith Mawhar1
Aryn and Darcie Nakaoka1
Russell ’87 and Kristina Ogawa2, 7, 8
Vance Roley1
Garrett ’92 and Christine Lau ’95 Suehiro4, 6
Rich and Susan Wilson2, 4
Keith and Steffany Ho ’95 Wong3
Colin and Moana Yost6, 9
Carlton ’92 and Cindy Yuen1, 7
Greg ’80 and Shirley Yim
Trustee Advisors

To learn more about parent giving opportunities, initiatives and organizations, contact Jill Higashi, Director of Annual Giving.

Parent Leadership Giving Group

The Parent Leadership Giving Group (PLGG) is a committee of current Punahou parents who advise and assist the School in its fundraising efforts from like-minded parents for substantial Ku‘u Punahou Campaign gifts and pledges.


PLGGGrade Level
Kristen Chan12
Michele Dominick10, 12
Chris Eldridge ’874, 7
Julianne Erickson3, 5, 7, 9
Abby Harada ’921*
Cathy Lee11
Terry Murphy8
Lia Sheehan ’888, 10

* Two children at this grade level

For more information on parent leadership giving, please contact Holly Paulson ’87 Sereni, Director, Leadership and Campaign Giving, at 808.943.3626 or

Jill Higashi
Director of Annual Giving

Join the
Buff 'n Blue Parent
Facebook Group

Post pictures, stories, questions and anything else related to being a Punahou Parent.

Powered by Finalsite