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Spring 2018

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David ’91 and Thais Vogel

Data scientist and trustee of the VoLo Foundation, David Vogel ’91, is passionate about educating and preparing students to help solve some of the challenges facing the planet.

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Dana Haimoff ’87

How Dana Haimoff ’87 entered Punahou is a telling illustration of the independence and drive that would make her one of the most successful women in private equity investing today.

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Learning Commons Leader: Patrick Quilter ’64

Music has been a part of Pat Quilter’s ’64 life from an early age. He remembers spending hours listening to records as a child, together with his younger brother, Matt ’67. 

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Learning Commons Leader: Marcia Reed ’54 Wythes

Marcia Reed ’54 Wythes experienced Punahou at one of its most unusual historical moments and still credits the School with providing an outstanding education that continues to inspire her today. 

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Dana Harimoto ’59 Izumi

In the last seven decades, Dana Harimoto ’59 Izumi has played many roles at Punahou: student, teacher, parent, grandparent, volunteer and donor. For Dana, it’s been the greatest privilege to be a part of the Punahou family, a community that set the groundwork for a life of learning and teaching.

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Patrick Vinton Kirch ’68

In 1963, Patrick Kirch ’68 was an inquisitive 13-year-old growing up in Manoa Valley with a fascination for ancient civilizations fueled by long afternoons exploring old lo‘i terraces and other traces of Hawai‘i’s past.

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Ku‘u Punahou: Seeing Possibility, Building Solutions

For Carlton ’92 and Cindy Yuen, Punahou is a place where possibility becomes reality. Carlton experienced how the School nurtures potential both in his own life and now, in the lives of his children.

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Ku‘u Punahou: A Gift of Hope and Expectation

For Chris ’67 and Monica Mamiya ’77 McLaren, Punahou has shaped their lives in so many ways that the school is inextricably part of who they are. The two first met as teachers in the Junior School, where Monica taught first, second, fourth and fifth grade for 28 years and Chris taught fourth grade for 12 years.

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Bill Haning ’67

William F. Haning III ’67 was my speech team partner in 1966 when we performed a well-received rendition of a scene from Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park.” He played the straight man whose subversive wit and Aussie accent seduced the judges and tickled the audience.

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Ku‘u Punahou: Reunion Giving

Each year, over 5,000 alumni celebrate their Class Reunion. It is not only a time to reconnect with classmates, but also allows for reflection and appreciation of treasured memories of their time at Punahou. With gratitude for past experiences, many alumni join the celebration by making a gift to the School on behalf of their class.

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Stuart Gurney and Junjun Wu-Gurney

For Stuart Gurney and Junjun Wu-Gurney, crossing borders has always opened up opportunities.

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Ku‘u Punahou: The Campaign for Punahou School – The Life of the Land

When Luanna Farden ’56 and Peter McKenney chose to make a gift to Punahou to honor their late son David Ka‘aumoana McKenney ’83, they knew that it would bring certain themes together: land and water, learning, Hawaiian culture and joy. Their contribution to the outdoor learning environments of the 2 – 5 community tells a story that connects Hawai‘i, rural Maine and traditional Polynesian navigation with an educational vision that empowers children to explore the natural world while grounding them in a love of their island home.

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Karl Heyer IV ’76

Karl Heyer IV ’76 understands how important a solid education can be – he’s seen it play out time and again in his professional life, and in the lives of his three children, Karl ’12, Kelley ’14 and Maile ’17.

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Loveday Conquest ’66

A name like Dr. Loveday Conquest is bound to draw attention, as does the woman who carries it off with the aplomb of her signature beret, which she substituted during her recent visit home with a jaunty black fascinator. The definition of a Renaissance woman, Conquest has won awards for the caliber of her teaching and research as a professor and associate dean in 39 years at the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management (QERM).

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Sharon Twigg-Smith

Sharon Twigg-Smith is one of Punahou’s valued advisors and most dedicated supporters, which is striking when considering that she was introduced to the School not as a student but through the experiences of her family. “I was not aware of Punahou before we moved here and when my son began attending, I was stunned by his experiences here.

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