About the 175th

In 2016, Punahou will celebrate the 175th anniversary of its founding. The festivities kick off at the start of the 2015 – 2016 school year and the entire Punahou community is invited to join in the yearlong celebration.

Attend an event on campus, in your region, or via webcast, share a story for the digital memory book, or contribute to the collection of 175 acts of service from around the world.

This celebration is an opportunity to reflect upon the rich history of Punahou, to recognize the achievements of our alumni around the globe and to chart a course for the School for the next 25 years.

Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for all members of the Punahou community to join in the festivities. From campus events like the Flaming “P,” Carnival and anniversary celebrations in June, to regional alumni gatherings and student group travel across the world, this is an opportunity for the Punahou ‘ohana to connect, honor traditions of the past and inspire the next generation of alumni to continue to make a difference in their global communities.

As Punahou kicks off this yearlong celebration, I invite you to join us, from wherever you are in the world, in commemorating the 175-year journey of an extraordinary school.

Trustee Ethan Abbott ’72

Chair of the 175th Steering Committee Trustee Ethan Abbott ’72 is well-versed in Punahou’s tradition of anniversary celebrations: He was a fifth-grader during Punahou’s 125th celebration and a member of the Trustee steering committee for the 150th under the leadership of Dan Case ’42. Over the past five years, Abbott has brought together School administrators, faculty, staff and alumni volunteers in a coordinated effort to plan for the celebration of Punahou’s 175th anniversary.
Trustee Emeritus Dan Case '42 and Trustee Ethan Abbott '72, 175th Chair.