Office of Alumni Relations

Part of Punahou's Advancement Department, the Office of Alumni Relations is dedicated to helping sustain alumni relationships with each other and with the school.

Working in cooperation with the Punahou Alumni Association, Alumni Relations supports a rich program of events to help alumni connect and engage, and is responsible for coordinating the focal activities of Reunion week.

The Office also supports alumni by helping to coordinate booster and affinity group activities, negotiating hotel discounts for reunion, managing alumni use of the Alumni House, and more.

Whether you're looking to socialize with classmates, support school programs or otherwise get involved, the Alumni Relations staff are a great resource.

Volunteer opportunities abound at Punahou and the Office of Alumni Relations can be your first stop in learning more about getting involved. If you have any interest in these or any other programs then please contact us.

Get Involved

Office Volunteer

We always have a need for volunteers at the Office of Alumni Relations. If you have some time available and you are able to help with basic office tasks then please contact us.

Carnival

Every year, around 900 alumni come together with their classmates in fun and friendship to work Carnival booths. Alumni give generously of their time to prep and serve food, distribute prizes, paint faces and more, in support of this annual fundraising effort for Punahou's financial aid program.

Alumni Day of Service

A key part of Alumni week, the Alumni Day of Service give alumni the opportunity to participate in environmental stewardship service projects that Punahou students experience during the school year. In 2014, nearly a hundred committed individuals participated in one of several Alumni Day of Service options: cultural and ecological restoration at Kualoa Ranch and the ahupua‘a of Hakipu`u; working at MA`O Organic Farms in Lualualei Valley; and rediscovering the hidden life of our very own spring, Ka Punahou.

Reunion

Planning for your reunion is a yearlong event that starts in August with the Reunion Kick-Off, where classmates form activity and gift committees to plan class events and raise a meaningful class gift. In addition to the reunioning classes, the 24th Reunion Class participates in the time-honored tradition of serving as the official Alumni Lu'au Host. The Lu`au Host Class plans the event, decorates the tent, prepares and serves food and drinks, and coordinates more than 100 Academy student volunteer servers. Members of the 23rd Reunion Class will "shadow" to prepare for the next year's hosting duties.

Office of Alumni Relations 
alumnivolunteer@punahou.edu
808.944.5740 Tel

Alumni House

Sitting atop Rocky Hill and overlooking the campus, Alumni House serves as the home of Punahou School's Alumni Relations staff, and is a meeting place for reunion planning, alumni programs and Punahou Alumni Association activities.

Alumni House is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is closed on state, federal and all-school holidays. Alumni House is located at 2100 Kakela Place, Honolulu, HI 96822.

History

In 1983, the alumni association moved out of the Sullivan Administration Building to occupy Alumni House. The private residence was a gift to the school by the Lewis Williamson family.

In 1996, a 1,800 square foot annex was built on to the house, to provide a larger meeting space.

Contact

Office of Alumni Relations
alumni@punahou.edu
808.944.5740 Tel
808.955.5361 Fax
Hours: M – F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Douglas Rigg '84
Director of Alumni Relations
drigg@punahou.edu
808.944.3579 Tel

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Erin Teruya '93 Kinney
Associate Director, Alumni Communications
ekinney@punahou.edu
808.945.1349 Tel 

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Linda Sutton '74 Torres

Associate Director of Reunion Activities
ltorres@punahou.edu
808.945.1342 Tel

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Patti Horii '84 Oshiro
Associate Director of Reunion Giving
poshiro@punahou.edu
808.944.5730 Tel

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Marni Bienfang '97 Sakumoto
Alumni Programs Officer
msakumoto@punahou.edu
808.983.5022 Tel

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Lynn Parrish
Alumni Relations Assistant
lparrish@punahou.edu
808.944.5740 Tel