Parents are central to Punahou’s culture of philanthropy and participating in the Ku‘u Punahou campaign is a meaningful way to join other parents in expressing their support for the School and its educational vision.

Any gift you make will be counted as part of your Parent Participation Challenge group(s), as well as an individual gift. Individual gift participation is included in the annual report of gifts, Giving to Punahou.

Parent Participation Challenge

Please join your fellow Punahou parents in the participation challenge with a gift of any amount. For the challenge, there are four groups of grade levels (see chart below).

The challenge includes any gift given during the current school year (July 1 – June 30). If a parent has more than one child, their gift will be counted for each child's grade.

2018 – 2019 School Year

July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019

Parent Advancement Council


Guided by the Development Team, the Parent Advancement Council (PAC) consists of parent volunteers with children in various grade levels. The council focuses on giving participation at any level, and serves as a resource to Punahou in developing programs related to parents that support the priorities of Punahou.


Kyle and Denise Kimura ’88 Kamakura
(Grades 9 and 11)

Greg ’80 and Shirley Yim
Trustee advisors


PAC Member Grade Level
Rich ’82 and Rhoda Fong ’82 Asato 12
Karen Lau-Baptist ’81 10
Mike ’87 and Melissa Blake 8, 10
Rex ’87 and Sandin Chang 2
Gary and Michelle Dela Cruz 5
Chris ’87 and Wana‘ao Watson ’89 Eldridge 6, 9
Julianne Erickson 5, 7, 9, 11
Reid ’87 and Kara Imai 1, 5
Kyle and Denise Kimura ’88 Kamakura 9, 11
Chris ’83 and Rondee Lum ’90 Kobayashi 1, 4
Keith and Daisy Komeiji 6
Chad ’89 and Mari Okimoto ’90 Konishi 5
Garson and Neysa Lee 3, 5, 10
Ron, Jr. ’96 and Aimee Jodoi ’96 Lum 4, 7
Jen Lyons ’82 7, 8
Marc Matsubara ’81 11
Spencer and Meredith Mawhar K, 3
Aryn and Darcie Nakaoka 1, 3
Russell ’87 and Kristina Ogawa 4, 9, 10
Vance Roley and Emily Fay 3
Garrett ’92 and Christine Lau ’95 Suehiro 6, 8
Rich and Susan Wilson 4, 6
Keith and Steffany Ho ’95 Wong 1, 5
Colin and Moana Yost 8, 11
Carlton ’92 and Cindy Yuen 3, 9
Greg ’80 and Shirley Yim
Trustee Advisors

To learn more about parent giving opportunities, initiatives and organizations, contact Jill Higashi, Director of Annual Giving.

Parent Leadership Giving Council

The Parent Leadership Giving Council (PLGC) is a committee of current Punahou parents who advise and assist the School in its fundraising efforts from like-minded parents for substantial Ku‘u Punahou Campaign gifts and pledges.


PLGC Grade Level
Mark Agne 2, 6
Chris Eldridge ’87 6, 9
Julianne Erickson 5, 7, 9, 11
Abby Harada ’92 3*
Terry Murphy 10
Butch ’90 and Claire Reddy 1, 2
Lia Sheehan ’88 10, 12
Scott and Vonceil Yara 4, 6, 9

* Two children at this grade level

For more information on parent leadership giving, please contact Holly Paulson ’87 Sereni, Director, Leadership and Campaign Giving, at 808.943.3626 or

Kirsten Spilker
Director of Leadership Annual Giving

Jill Higashi
Annual Giving Coordinator

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