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.

2017 – 2018 School Year

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.


Garrett ’92 and Christine Suehiro ’95
(Grades 4 and 6)

Greg ’80 and Shirley Yim
Trustee advisors


PAC Member Grade Level
Rich ’82 and Rhoda Fong ’82 Asato 11
Karen Lau-Baptist ’81 9
Mike ’87 and Melissa Blake 7, 9
Rex ’87 and Sandin Chang 1
April Coloretti ’85 12
Gary and Michelle Dela Cruz 4
Chris ’87 and Wana‘ao Watson ’89 Eldridge 5, 8
Julianne Erickson 4, 6, 8, 10
Reid ’87 and Kara Imai K, 4
Ka‘imi Kahumoku 8
Kyle and Denise Kimura ’88 Kamakura 8, 10
Chris ’83 and Rondee Lum ’90 Kobayashi K, 3
DK and Lori Kodama 8, 10
Keith and Daisy Komeiji 5
Chad ’89 and Mari Okimoto ’90 Konishi 4
Garson and Neysa Lee 2, 4, 9
Ron, Jr. ’96 and Aimee Jodoi ’96 Lum 3, 6
Jen Lyons ’82 6, 7
Marc Matsubara ’81 10
Spencer and Meredith Mawhar 2
Aryn and Darcie Nakaoka K, 2
Russell ’87 and Kristina Ogawa 3, 8, 9
Vance Roley and Emily Fay 2
Garrett ’92 and Christine Lau ’95 Suehiro 5, 7
Rich and Susan Wilson 3, 5
Keith and Steffany Ho ’95 Wong K, 4
Colin and Moana Yost 7, 10
Carlton ’92 and Cindy Yuen 2, 8
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 Group

The Parent Leadership Giving Group (PLGG) 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.


PLGGGrade Level
Mark Agne1, 5
Chris Eldridge ’875, 8
Julianne Erickson4, 6, 8, 10
Abby Harada ’922*
Cathy Lee12
Terry Murphy9
Butch ’90 and Claire ReddyK, 1
Lia Sheehan ’889, 11
Scott and Vonceil Yara3, 5, 8

* 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

Jill Higashi
Director of Annual Giving

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