Parent Giving on the Rise

During the last school year, in the midst of a global pandemic, parent giving at Punahou skyrocketed to hit its highest-ever levels. More than 2,000 parents stepped up to contribute to the Punahou Fund and to the PunsUnited Fund, which assisted families facing financial challenges so their children could remain at Punahou.

Thanks to such generosity, no Punahou student had to leave the school for financial reasons related to COVID-19. A core of hard-working parent volunteers led the charge by extending challenge match funds and encouraging giving among other parents and donors. “Fundraising is one of the most challenging volunteer roles a parent can take on,” said Holly Paulson ’87 Sereni, Punahou’s senior director of development. “We have a dynamic, creative and passionate group of parents who find ways to make the work fun and positive. Punahou is deeply grateful for their selfless work for our community.”

2021 – 2022 Parent Giving Volunteers
Punahou School’s Parent Advancement Council (PAC) brings current parents together through grassroots fundraising efforts and encourages all parents to make a gift at any level.

Rex Chang ’87
Sandin Chang
Gary Dela Cruz
Michelle Dela Cruz
Emily Fay
Kara Imai
Reid Imai ’87
Chad Konishi ’89
Mari Okimoto ’90 Konishi
Garson Lee
Neysa Lee
Daniel Lim ’96
Heather Lim
Aimee Jodoi ’96 Lum
Ron Lum Jr. ’96
Maura Takao ’98 O’Donnell
Patrick O’Donnell
Vance Roley
Rich Wilson
Lara Won ’96
Keith Wong
Steffany Ho ’95 Wong

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 efforts to raise substantial gifts and pledges from parents.

Parent Leadership Giving Council Members
Chris Eldridge ’87
Julianne Erickson
Candes Meijide Gentry ’95
Heidi Hahn
Abby Harada ’92
Nana Nakano ’86 Howell
Ian McNaughton ’97
Butch Reddy ’90
Cherie Reynolds
Lia Sheehan ’88
Vonceil Yara

For more information on these committees, please contact Tara Olney at

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