Sponsored by Kamehameha Schools
One of the major goals at Kamehameha schools is to keep the lāhui (Hawaiian people and its ancestry) thriving for years to come. To do that, the institution’s Pauahi Foundation works diligently to fulfill Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s legacy of educating Hawaiians across the state.
Pono Maʻa, Director of Alumni Relations in the Advancement Office, shared with Hawaii Now host Jobeth Devera, why it’s so important for the community and alumni to give back and help fulfill Kamehameha Schools’ mission. Kamehameha Schools strives to create a statewide environment where learners can thrive. By continuing to partner and collaborate to change and improve education systems, the school works collectively to perpetuate Princess Pauahi’s vision. Just last year, Kamehameha Schools’ Pauahi Foundation gave out more than $700,000 in scholarships and grants in support of more than 200 Native Hawaiian learners.
About Kamehameha Schools Pauahi Foundation
The mission of the Pauahi Foundation is to support the mission of Kamehameha Schools by seeking and developing new and diverse sources of income to support the ever-increasing educational needs and goals of people of Hawaiian ancestry.
The Foundation accomplishes its mission by building community partnerships that improve lives within the Native Hawaiian community through education.
About Kamehameha Schools
Founded in 1887 by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Kamehameha Schools (KS) is a private, educational, charitable Native Hawaiian trust committed to improving the capability and well-being of the Hawaiian people through education. Income generated from its endowment portfolio of Hawai`i commercial real estate and other diverse investments funds more than 96 percent of KS’ educational mission.