About the Campaign

Together, we raised more than $176 million for Punahou!

Our students, faculty, programs and campus are indelibly improved thanks to 12,862 of you in our Punahou community.


We embarked on our Ku‘u Punahou campaign in 2013 with the desire to strengthen and connect our entire community to our beloved Ka Punahou, valuing our incredible heritage while propelling our school toward an exciting future. We aspired to continue our thought leadership in designing learning environments that transform the educational experiences of our students. We committed to vastly increasing our student aid to ensure that each child accepted to Punahou could attend, regardless of their circumstances. We envisioned programs and opportunities that would invigorate and inspire our faculty and staff. Our ultimate goal was to inspire students to pursue lives of purpose – the cornerstone of a Punahou education.

Punahou alumni, families, faculty, staff and friends from across the globe came together in a galvanized effort, displaying generosity that was truly moving. The love, pride, belief and hope for Punahou was palpable during the entire course of the Campaign, enhanced by our contemporaneous celebration of the School’s 175th anniversary. We are truly grateful to everyone who participated.


Campaign Priorities

  • Build the Capacity of the future of the School through Planned Gifts and Endowment

In addition to funding key institutional priorities, the campaign had outcomes beyond financial goals. These included:

  • Enhancing Punahou’s visibility and profile nationally and globally as a leader and innovator in education
  • Enhancing alumni engagement
  • Increasing alumni and parent participation in philanthropy
  • Strengthening the culture of philanthropy and volunteerism at Punahou and engaging a new generation of donors
  • Sharing the School’s core values and aspirations for the next decade and beyond

Campaign Steering Committee

Duncan MacNaughton ’62
Punahou School Trustee Emeritus

Co-Chairs
Wendy B. Crabb
Punahou School Trustee

Kitty Sullivan ’75 Wo
Punahou School Trustee

Members
Ethan D.B. Abbott ’72
Punahou School Trustee

Claire Olsen ’58 Johnson
Punahou School Trustee Emerita

Sharon Twigg-Smith
Punahou Volunteer

Jeffrey N. Watanabe
Punahou School Trustee Emeritus

Administration
James K. Scott ’70
President Emeritus

Kathryn Nelson
Former Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Noelehua Lyons ’91 Archambault
Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement