April 1, 2020
Dear Alumni ‘Ohana,
I hope you and your ‘ohana are safe and well. While the new rules of social distancing keep us physically apart, these challenging times have shown me how strong we are as an alumni community.
Over the last weeks, I have been in awe of the sacrifice and strength shown by so many. Alumni have stood on the front lines of this crisis, gathered and created much-needed supplies, donated time and money, offered their homes for storage and safekeeping and lifted spirits and raised hopes with social media messages, music sessions
and shared recipes. These acts of kindness and courage have fueled us all during these difficult times, and my personal thanks go out to all of you. Please continue to share these #PunsUnited
stories online at bulletin.punahou.edu
Our community is 30,000 strong and spread across the globe. As the world battles this pandemic, rest assured that we have each other. Punahou Alumni Association regional chapter leaders can connect you to each other and to the School. Watch the alumni home page for School-related updates and opportunities for virtual engagement and stay connected on social media, @punahoualumni
Thank you to all of you for your part in “flattening the curve” and protecting the health and wellbeing of yourself and your community. I look forward to the day when we can gather once again and celebrate our love for Punahou and each other in person. Until then, please stay healthy and safe.
Leeanne Jim ’87 Phillips
PAA President 2019 – 2020