Giving to Punahou
2023 Annual Report

Endowed Funds

New Funds Added to Punahou’s Endowment

Punahou’s endowment is a sustainable funding source that provides current and future revenue streams to support the School’s educational mission and vision. The endowment consists of over 900 separate restricted and unrestricted funds, established over many years for a wide variety of purposes, with a total market value estimated to be $356 million as of June 30, 2023.

Since 1859, when Punahou’s first named endowed fund was established, generous donors have invested in the Punahou priorities that align with their interests. Endowed funds support Punahou in perpetuity and attest to our donors’ inspirations and legacies.

See more information about Punahou’s Endowment and a full list of all funds.

The following new funds were established during the 2022 – 2023 school year.

List of 19 items.

  • Beth Madinger Endowed Fund for Literacy

    Beth Madinger was Punahou’s Coordinator of Audio-Visual Resources from 1974 to 1995, but she was always at heart a lover of books, reading and libraries.
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  • Cabral ’97 Salem Family Endowed Financial Aid Fund

    Kūlia i Ka Nu‘u (Strive for the Summit)
    Lauren Cabral ’97 Salem and her family established this fund to express gratitude for the extraordinary opportunities of a Punahou education.
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  • Camille Fong ’75 and Harold Beals Endowed Financial Aid Fund

    Camille’s journey at Punahou was more than an education; it was a profound shaping of her spirit and character. The depth of learning she experienced was evident not just in her cherished tales, but unmistakably in her approach to life’s intricate moments.
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  • Col. William F. Haning Jr. Endowed Fund

    In 2009, Punahou alumnus Bill Haning (III) ’67 decided to honor his father and the many teachers who mentored him at Punahou by establishing the Col. William F. Haning Jr. Endowed Fund to support faculty professional development.
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  • Davis Democracy Initiative Endowed Fund

    Established in December 2022 by the Davis Family Foundation and Mark and Janie Davis, the Davis Democracy Initiative Endowed Fund supports all aspects of the Davis Democracy Initiative. 
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  • Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Endowed Financial Aid Fund

    Like most immigrants coming to the United States in the early 1900s, Harry Weinberg’s family arrived with little more than hope and a willingness to work hard. The second of seven children, Harry and his brothers worked at their father’s car repair shop in Baltimore. But beyond their many challenges, they saw opportunity. 
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  • Hiroshi and Lillian Y. Nobunaga Family Fund

    The Hiroshi and Lillian Y. Nobunaga Family Fund was generously established by Austin ’73 and Martha Nobunaga, in honor of Austin's parents, Hiroshi and Lillian Y. Nobunaga. This fund embodies a legacy of dedication to education. 
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  • James E. Doole Jr. Endowed Financial Aid Fund

    Starting in 1947, Jim Doole began a long career at Punahou teaching and coaching baseball and basketball. He finished his career as a dean.
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  • JR Andrews ’92 Endowed Financial Aid Fund

    John “JR” Richard Andrews Jr. was born in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, on August 30, 1973. He passed away from natural causes on January 13, 2023, while visiting the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica at the age of 49. JR grew up in Kailua on O‘ahu and attended Le Jardin Academy and Punahou School, graduating in 1992. JR graduated from the University of Washington (UW) in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing. He worked in technology sales and later as a real estate investor.
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  • Kahiau Endowed Financial Aid Fund

    The Kahiau Fund provides support for students at Punahou who qualify for financial aid, with a preference for students who add to the diversity and inclusivity of Punahou School and are involved in service activities that give back to their community. 
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  • Kameron Steinhoff ’08 Endowed Financial Aid Fund

    A scholarship was established to honor the memory and legacy of a son of Punahou and dear friend, Kameron Steinhoff. Kameron was well known as a standout Punahou basketball and football athlete. 
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  • Michael Georgi Endowed Fund for Global Education

    This fund was established in 2022 as a means to encourage and facilitate school-sponsored international travel for students.  In this globalized environment it is essential for the upcoming generation to develop an empathetic understanding of distant lands, expand their cultural horizons, and simultaneously develop a greater appreciation for what we have at home. 
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  • ‘Ohana Koh Endowed Financial Aid Fund

    Established in 2023 by Bong Koh and Jean Kim, the ʻOhana Koh Endowed Financial Aid Fund provides support for students at Punahou School who qualify for financial aid.
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  • Reber Porter Family Endowed Financial Aid Fund

    The Reber Porter Family Endowed Financial Aid Fund was established in 2020 by Emily Reber ’92 Porter and Wes Reber Porter, together with their children Evan ’24 and Cameron ’26 Porter. This fund will provide support for students at Punahou School who qualify for financial aid.
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  • Robert and Nobuko Mookini Endowed Financial Aid Fund

    Dr. Robert K. Mookini Jr. was a talented pianist who loved classical music as much as he admired the creative genius of the Beatles. Of Native Hawaiian and Chinese descent, he grew up during the Depression, attended Saint Louis High School and was grateful to have the opportunity to be part of a vibrant, intellectual and supportive community.
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  • Stuart C. ’72 and Christine Lau Endowed Fund

    This fund was established in 2022. Stuart ’72 and Christine Lau wish to acknowledge staff and faculty who go beyond their job descriptions to make a positive impact on the Punahou community.  
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  • Susie Cooling ’72 Field Endowed Financial Aid Fund

    Throughout Susie Cooling ’72 Field’s 45-year career at Punahou, she has taught almost every course the Academy mathematics department offers.
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  • Tom-Katayama Family Endowed Financial Aid Fund

    Introducing the Tom-Katayama Family Endowed Financial Aid Fund, established to honor Punahou’s impact on the Tom and Katayama families for over two generations.
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  • Wing Tek Lum ’64 Endowed Fund for the Hawai‘i Writer-in-Residence Program

    The purpose of the Hawai‘i Writer-in-Residence Program at Punahou School is to inspire students as creative writers by introducing them to diverse published writers with meaningful ties to Hawai‘i.
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