Punahou School is like no other. Its rich legacy was built upon two gifts: the gift of land from Hawaiian ali`i and the gift of an extraordinary educational vision from Protestant missionaries.

Since the founding of Punahou in 1841, generous and thoughtful donors have built on those original gifts, helping to make Punahou what it is today: one of the exceptional K – 12 experiences in the world.

How will you help shape Punahou's future? 

Punahou Fund 

The Punahou Fund directs donations to the daily operations of the school, and includes contributions through Reunion Class giving, parent giving, faculty and staff giving and endowed Legacy Funds.

Capital Projects

Capital Projects help build the extraordinary facilities that create the physical learning environment at Punahou.


Endowment gifts are permanent gifts, which generate income for the school's many needs. Financial aid, faculty, curricular programs and campus facilities all benefit from the endowment.

Ways to Give

Give in Your Reunion Year

Each year, classes celebrate their reunion with a Class Gift. Alumni can contribute to their Reunion Class Gift with any type of gift made during their reunion year, including:

  • Punahou Fund
  • Class or personal endowed fund
  • Capital campaign
  • Planned gifts

Alumni are recognized for their individual gifts, and their Class is recognized for its combined contribution to Punahou during Alumni Week. Make a Reunion Class Gift now, or for more information about reunion giving or class gift committees, contact:


Patti Horii '84 Oshiro
Associate Director of Reunion Giving
808.944.5730 Tel

Give Over Time with Pledges or Recurring Gifts

Pledges and recurring gifts allow you to make your gift over time. A pledge gift is made for a specific amount in multiple payments on a specific schedule. A recurring gift is a set amount made at regular intervals which continues as long as you wish. These are easy to set up online or by downloading and submitting the Gift and/or Pledge form. To set up a pledge for a capital project, please contact:


Noelehua Lyons '91 Archambault
Senior Director of Development
808.943.3204 Tel

Plan Your Gift for the Future

With a little gift planning, you can provide future support for Punahou that will have a lasting impact on students and faculty. Whether your gift is a bequest intentioncharitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity, you can make a difference in shaping Punahou’s future. See more about gift planning or contact:


Carrie E. Ogami, J.D.
Director of Gift Planning
808.944.5845 Tel

Honor Their Memory with a Gift

Memorial gifts may be made in any amount and directed according to the donor or a family's wishes. To find out more about memorial gifts, contact:


Carrie E. Ogami, J.D.
Director of Gift Planning
808.944.5845 Tel

Transfer Appreciated Securities

There are tax advantages to making your charitable gifts by transferring appreciated stock, which can be allocated to any fund or purpose.

For more information and current transfer instructions, contact:


Lisa Tongg ’83 Becker
Gift Manager
808.944.3583 Tel

Punahou's Advancement Staff – Here to Help

Undecided about what fund or program to support? Not sure about which method of giving is right for you? The Office of Institutional Advancement staff can guide you through the process and help find a good fit for you.



Office of Institutional Advancement
808.944.3584 Tel
808.944.5779 Fax
Hours: M – F, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.