Ka Punahou Society

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.
The Life of the Land
Luanna Farden '56 and Peter McKenney

When Luanna Farden '56 and Peter McKenney chose to make a gift to Punahou to honor their late son David Ka'aumoana McKenney '83, they knew that it would bring certain themes together: land and water, learning, Hawaiian culture and joy.

Hugh Tennent '65

As a student, Hugh Tennent '65 didn't always realize how fortunate he was to attend Punahou. But after celebrating his 50th Class Reunion last summer, he chose to set up an endowed financial aid fund through his estate plan in honor of his parents, Valentine '37 and Jeanne Tennent, who made it possible for him to have a wonderful childhood.

A Tradition of Generosity
Joan Pratt '47

For Joan Pratt '47, a deep ethic of giving to Punahou is anchored in her passion for a better future. Joan has supported the School in countless ways, from her 30-plus years as a teacher and coach to her continual philanthropy that dates back four decades.

A Lifetime of Generosity
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.