Donor Profiles

  • Dana Harimoto ’59 Izumi

    Gratitude for a Life of Opportunities

    Fall 2017

    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

    A Passion Passed on to the Next Generation

    Summer 2017

    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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  • Bill Haning ’67

    A Gift to Inspire

    Spring 2017

    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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  • Stuart Gurney and Junjun Wu-Gurney

    Helping Students Grow through Global Experiences

    Winter 2016

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

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  • Karl Heyer IV ’76

    An Education With Impact

    Fall 2016

    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 Nonlinear Life

    Summer 2016

    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

    Moved by the Past, Inspired by the Future

    Spring 2016

    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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  • A Team Effort

    Winter 2015

    If anyone knows anything about teamwork, it’s the members of the Punahou O-Men. The O-Men is a charitable organization devoted to enhancing Punahou students’ athletic experience.

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  • Mighty ’90 Rally for the Tally

    Fall 2015

    Many 2015 alumni reunion classes surpassed their fundraising and participation goals, but none more conclusively than the close-knit Class of 1990 – or what Wyeth Matsubara ’90 calls the “crazy cool, weird, goofball, swagness” of the lovingly dubbed “Mighty ’90.”

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  • Richard “Dick” Cox ’38

    A Generous Journey

    Summer 2015

    Dick Cox is one of those rare individuals whose story combines a breadth of experience with a simple, unaffected zest for life. Curious, humble, good-natured and generous, he has witnessed Hawai‘i evolve from its sleepy plantation past into a bustling Pacific crossroads without ever losing his stride.

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  • Glen Kitahara

    Opening the Door to Giving

    Spring 2015

    Many on campus are familiar with Glen Kitahara’s quick smile and friendly banter – whether he is driving by in a golf cart or working on a classroom or office in his capacity as one of the nine carpenters in the Physical Plant maintenance shop.

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  • Richard F. Regan

    The Spirit of Optimism

    Winter 2014

    Richard F. Regan taught U.S. History in the Academy for six years, from 1963 – 1969, and made history come alive with his captivating humor, intellect and passion. In 2000, after three decades on the continental U.S., Regan returned to Hawai‘i and to the Punahou community, reconnecting with many of his former students and colleagues.

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  • John ’74 and Carri Morgan

    Taking the Long View

    Fall 2014

    In June 2014, John and Carri Morgan decided to establish an endowed fund at Punahou to support student service learning. Their goals for the endowed fund parallel their life interests – environmental stewardship, outdoor education and Hawaiian culture.

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  • Bob ’48 and Lynn Schwartz

    A Gift for the Future

    Summer 2014

    Growing up during the Great Depression, money was tight, which caused financial strain for many families. Bob Schwartz ’48 collected paper and iron to sell to the junkman, and developed a desire for a secure and successful life.

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  • Cara Nakamura ’95 and David Ball

    Honoring a Family Legacy by Paying It Forward

    Spring 2014

    For Cara Nakamura ’95, Punahou was a place to dream without restraint and experience without fear, in the company of dedicated mentors and friends, and with unmatched resources available at every turn.

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  • Greg ’87 and Keala Francis ’88 Dickhens

    Friendships for Life

    Fall 2013

    Greg ’87 and Keala Francis ’88 Dickhens moved back home to Hawai‘i eight years ago. Though they knew each other in high school, Keala explains that, “It was a Punahou classmate of Greg’s – Dan Glober ’87 – that put us back in touch.” These friendships are the core of their tie to the School.

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  • Dougal ’46 and Ann Crowe

    For Love of Music and Punahou School

    Summer 2013

    Dougal and Ann Crowe love Punahou. Dougal, who entered Punahou in seventh grade, has fond memories and friends from his school years during WWII, when classes were held in homes and on the University of Hawai‘i campus.

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  • Mike ’87 and Melissa Blake

    Why We Give

    Spring 2013

    Mike ’87 and Melissa Blake are deeply appreciative of Punahou’s traditions, which Mike, his father (Dennis ’60) and sisters (Kimberley ’84 and Nani ’90) experienced as students, and as his own family lives them now.

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  • Frank Ching ’53

    A Punahou Family Legacy Lives On

    Winter 2012

    Punahou fosters a deep-rooted sense of community among its many generations of students, teachers, alumni and parents. For alumnus Frank Ching ’53, this enduring sense of ‘ohana is also quite literal.

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  • Jordan and Jana Hong '67 Cohen

    Making a Difference

    Fall 2012

    While Jana Hong ’67 Cohen may have spent her adult life on the mainland, her strong family ties keep her a kama‘aina at heart.

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  • Evan '97 and Stephanie Chun '97 Nomura

    Why We Give

    Summer 2012

    As time passes and reunions mark the years since Commencement, alumni realize more and more the importance of their Punahou experience, and the teachers and mentors who shaped their lives.

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  • Michele Sunahara '83 Loudermilk

    Why We Give

    Spring 2012

    As a real estate and finance lawyer with Alexander & Baldwin, Michele Sunahara ’83 Loudermilk knows a thing or two about money management. So when she learned of the company’s gift-matching program, using it was a perfect way to show gratitude.

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  • Ian M. Cooke '51

    Why We Give

    Winter 2011

    Ian M. Cooke ’51 has enjoyed sabbaticals from UH-Manoa, where he was professor of zoology and research professor in the Békésy Laboratory of Neurobiology (now emeritus), to work in several European labs.

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  • Marcia Reed ’54 Wythes

    Why We Give

    Fall 2011

    Marcia Reed ’54 Wythes knows a thing or two about making a difference. Currently, she serves on the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, which comprises the East Menlo Park, East Palo Alto and Redwood City clubhouses.

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  • Frank Boas

    Why We Give

    Summer 2011

    Philanthropist Frank Boas, a Harvard-educated international lawyer, firmly believes in the value of global exchange – and his lasting contributions t o the Hawai‘i community are proof.

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  • Nathaniel "Nat" Saltonstall '46

    Why We Give

    Spring 2011

    Nathaniel "Nat" Saltonstall '46 has held several independent school positions during his 46-year career on the East Coast. It was his early upbringing in Honolulu and education at Punahou that helped develop his potential for leadership and dedication to service.

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  • Jerry '52 and Niki Fuller

    Why We Give

    Winter 2010

    Jerry '52 and Niki Fuller know a thing or two about nurturing. Nearly 40 years ago they cared for an injured Monarch butterfly for three weeks. That experience sparked an interest in butterflies and became the catalyst for studying and raising them. In 2005, they founded the Butterfly Society of Hawai'i and now have an 8,000-square-foot public butterfly garden in Foster Garden.

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  • Donna Reid-Hayes '78

    Why We Give

    Fall 2010

    Donna Reid-Hayes ’78 has a long, dynamic connection with Punahou that spans more than 25 years — 12 as a student and 16, and counting, as a faculty member. Donna and her husband are the proud parents of Paul ’06, Reid ’09 and David ’09. “My Punahou experience helped shape me and the life that I chose,” Donna says.

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  • Rich and Eileen Wacker

    Why We Give

    Summer 2010

    Rich Wacker, from St. Louis, Mo., is chairman and former CEO of Korea Exchange Bank. Eileen, a Boston native, is launching her children's book series, the "Fujimini Island Adventure Series," this summer.

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  • Richard and Carin Lim

    Why We Give

    Spring 2010

    Richard C. Lim, director of Sennet Capital, and Carin Lim, former Punahou Japanese teacher, are the parents of Robbie '04, Mikey '06 and Kristin '09 who collectively won a record eight state tennis championships for Punahou School.

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  • Charlie Wichman and the Rice Family

    Profile in Giving

    Winter 2009

    Charlie Wichman's legacy at Punahou School dates back to the school's first decade and through multiple generations. It is those early contributions he honors with the scholarship he has built since 1978 with brother Hobey Goodale.

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  • Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation

    Profile in Giving

    Fall 2009

    Clarence T.C. Ching believed that education and hard work are the keys to open the doors of opportunity in life. Punahou's PUEO (Partnerships in Unlimited Educational Opportunities) Program at Punahou School is the beneficiary of these twin passions. A recently announced and generous gift of $3 million from the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation will ensure the sustainability of this flagship Punahou public purpose program through 2015.

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  • Wallace and Elizabeth Wong

    Profile in Giving

    Summer 2009

    Businessman, entrepreneur and investor Wallace Wong believes that by investing in Punahou School, he will enhance the educational experience for his young daughter while also helping others in the process.

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  • Frannie Kay '46 Brossy

    Profile in Giving

    Spring 2009

    Frances Ann Kay '46 Brossy lived by and benefited from her standard "Ever she sought the best, and ever found it," said friends who knew her well. A lifelong volunteer, Frannie had made provisions to establish a generous endowed scholarship to support deserving Punahou students.

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  • Robert R. Midkiff '38

    Profile in Giving

    Winter 2008

    When Robert R. Midkiff '38 takes on a project - in business or in the community - he brings to it intelligence, morality, courage and a sense of the big picture. He is also compelled by a commitment to philanthropy, rising from his missionary roots and extending through a life of service and leadership.

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  • Harold K. L. Castle Foundation

    Profile in Giving

    Fall 2008

    The Harold K. L. Castle Foundation believes that every child in Hawai‘i has the potential to achieve success. That is why the foundation stepped forward in 2007 to make a three-year leadership gift to the second phase of Punahou's PUEO (Partnerships in Unlimited Educational Opportunities) program.

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  • Meijide-Gentry Family

    Profile in Giving

    Summer 2008

    The Meijide-Gentry women - Nora and daughters Corin Gentry-Balding '93 and Candes '95 - are forces of nature. They are strikingly beautiful, deeply passionate about life and the arts, and devoted to home and family.

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  • Hata and Simon Families

    Profile in Giving

    Spring 2008

    Mrs. Emi Hata and her daughter and son-in-law, Akemi and Gary Simon, have been generous donors to the Case Middle School campaign and to the completion of the Josephine Flanders Dance Pavilion. In each case, they have made their giving decisions as a family, reflecting the values and experiences shared across generations.

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  • Ed Sultan '81

    Profile in Giving

    Winter 2007

    Ed Sultan '81 can remember each teacher he had early on during his 13 years at Punahou. From Mrs. Ane '48 in kindergarten to Mr. Durand in the sixth grade, he reels off their names with enviable ease. "I am a product of Punahou School," he chuckles.

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  • 50 Years of Giving: Class of 1957

    Profile in Giving

    Fall 2007

    At Reunion, alumni gather not only to renew bonds of friendship but to activate a vision for the future. Through their generous philanthropy to the school, they play a key role in positioning Punahou at the forefront of K-12 education.

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  • Dr. Edison H. and Mrs. Sallie Y. Miyawaki Family

    Profile in Giving

    Summer 2007

    Punahou is grateful for the generosity of the Miyawaki family, whose meaningful and timely capital gift is recognized at the Case Middle School.

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  • Jennifer Tanabe ’92

    Profile in Giving

    Spring 2007

    It’s no surprise that Jennifer Tanabe ’92 has brought a fresh, new approach to the standard challenge of Class Gifts. After all, the effervescent corporate director of marketing for Anekona Real Estate Development has made a career of thinking creatively.

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  • Joan C. Pratt ’47

    Profile in Giving

    Winter 2006

    For the Pratt family, giving to Punahou is a tradition that reaches back generations. Family patriarch Dr. Gerritt P. Judd was a missionary, physician, and advisor to the Hawaiian Government who served on the founding Board of Trustees of Punahou School.

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  • Dave and Linda Edwards

    Profiles in Giving

    Fall 2006

    Growing up in England, Dave Edwards never imagined he would carve out a career half way around the world in Hawai‘i. Here at Punahou School, he discovered a place that allowed him to flourish as an educator and as a person.

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