Carnival Raises $337K for Financial Aid

Punahou raised more than $337,000 for financial aid as part of a special Carnival Giving Mission. Although Carnival had to be reconceptualized this year, the Class of 2022 was committed to raising financial aid funds, and the Punahou community responded in a hugely generous way.

The School launched its 19-day space-themed Giving Mission, from Jan. 19 – Feb. 6. Funds raised and matching gifts were celebrated in the form of 10 missions, which corresponded to solar system destinations.

More than 655 alumni, faculty, staff, parents and students donated, with alumni comprising 60% of the total donors. Classes with the highest giving participation included 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991 and 1996. Meanwhile, volunteers on the Parent Advancement Council rallied some 300 Punahou families to pledge financial gifts. Parents of the Class of 2024 had the highest participation, followed by those from 2026, 2022, 2023 and 2021.

Carnival net proceeds, including those from the Art Gallery, Silent Auction, Food, Specialty and Drive-up Movie sales will additionally go towards financial aid.

Thank you to our universe of donors for your thoughtful generosity and providing out-of-this-world experiences and opportunities for our students. If you didn’t get a chance to participate in our Giving Mission and would like to, click here to make a gift.

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