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

New to the Board of Trustees

Greg Dickhens ’87
Greg Dickhens, principal and chief investment officer at Trinity Investments, LLC, joined the Board in October 2017. He is an active member of the Class of 1987, participating in reunion planning and class giving, as well as working to support other Punahou priorities. Dickhens’ professional strength and background are in the areas of hotel finance and development. With 26 years of hospitality experience, he brings to Punahou a highly diverse and complementary skillset, a wealth of longstanding relationships and a keen understanding of the global marketplace.

Board of Trustees 2017 – 2018

Ethan D.B. Abbott ’72 
Deborah Berger ’82
W. David P. Carey III
Steve Case ’76
Maggie Cole
Wendy B. Crabb
Greg Dickhens ’87
Mark H. Fukunaga ’74
Ron Higgins ’75
Tom Kosasa ’63
Constance Hee ’70 Lau 
Warren K.K. Luke ’62
Duncan MacNaughton ’62
Pierre Omidyar ’84
Michael A. Pietsch ’64
Jeffrey N. Watanabe
Kitty Sullivan ’75 Wo
Gregory Yim ’80