Donor Stories

Stories of Giving: Lani and Leighton '74 Lam
Lani and Leighton '74 Lam know there is something very special about the relationships and opportunities that the Punahou community nurtures. Although Leighton only attended Punahou for middle school, it was during that time he found his courage and confidence to discover his creative path.
Stories of Giving: Hope Kuo Staab
Hope Kuo Staab began teaching at Punahou in 1976 and was a pioneering educator who launched the Academy Mandarin Chinese language program and started Punahou's global languages after-school and summer school programs. From the time Hope joined the Punahou 'ohana, she gave generously to the School's living endowment, now the Punahou Fund.
Stories of Giving: Hollister
Gift planning gives donors the opportunity to provide Punahou with valuable long-term support, while preparing for their own future. These donors, with inspiring stories of giving, have made a substantial impact on the Ku'u Punahou campaign.
Taking Data-Driven Action
David '91 and Thais Vogel
"I wasn't actually sure about climate change until I did the math myself. I realized this isn't a soft science. This is black and white." This quote from a recent Bloomberg article sums up David Vogel's '91 sentiments about global warming and offers insight into the rigorous methods he has used to test them.