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Jon and Kathryn Nelson

I spent most of my professional career raising gifts to support educational institutions, including nine years (2010-2019) at Punahou School.  My son Sean graduated from Punahou in 1999, and my son Ian graduated from Mid-Pacific Institute in 2000.  They benefited from the opportunities and challenges presented by their schools.  I believe strongly that access to a great education increases social justice and the odds for an engaged, informed citizenry.
Education creates a more equitable society, and Punahou should not be limited to only those who can afford it.  When the Changing Lives Challenge was announced, I was honored to be able to participate and enormously grateful to the donors who started the Challenge and all those who participated.
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