Annual Report of Giving
FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
This has been an exciting year for Punahou School. The Board of Trustees announced that Dr. Mike Latham ’86 will become Punahou’s seventeenth president, following Jim Scott’s ’70 retirement in June 2019. We have also made significant progress toward the institutional priorities that will define a Punahou education for years to come. Thanks to you – our most generous supporters – the Ku‘u Punahou Campaign has raised $153.8 million to date to implement these priorities, which in many ways are the culmination of Jim’s tenure and the expression of the values that shaped his leadership.
Front row, from left: Yim, Cole, Lau, Berger, Crabb, Wo. Back row: Luke, Fukunaga, Pietsch, Kosasa, Scott, Abbott, Higgins, Carey, MacNaughton.
These goals are also key to Punahou’s continued growth, as framed by the School’s Trustees, its principals and its future president. They are inspired by the same challenges and opportunities that K – 12 education faces across the world, and that position Punahou to be a thought leader and partner to other educators: designing innovative learning environments that facilitate essential 21st-century skills; providing the need-based financial aid that will ensure a diverse school community; supporting our faculty as thoughtful researchers and practitioners; and strengthening programs that enable Punahou to be a private school with a broader public purpose.
We have one year remaining to complete the Ku‘u Punahou Campaign, which includes the second phase of the Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community for Grades 2 – 5 and the Junior School Learning Commons. You are one of nearly 12,000 donors who have participated in the campaign so far. We look forward to growing this community of support over the next year to reach our $175 million goal and lay an essential foundation for the future of teaching and learning at Punahou.
As we prepare for a new chapter in the School’s history, we are more grateful than ever for your partnership in the timeless work of educating children to fulfill their promise to themselves, each other and the world.
James K. Scott ’70
President, Punahou School
Ethan D.B. Abbott ’72
Chair, Board of Trustees 2017 – 2018