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Hālau Lahaina, malu i ka ‘ulu

Kamehameha Schools Alumni

Alumni giving

Aloha mai kākou,

Nurturing our keiki along their educational journey in becoming future leaders is at the forefront of all we do. However, from time to time, it is our haumāna who end up teaching us how to be servant leaders with their pure aloha for others in the community.

That was the case last May when I was invited to the Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Campus to be presented with a check for $4,000 from our elementary school students. The funds were raised through the campus’ annual Pennies for Pauahi campaign – a student-led donation drive where our K-5 students collect loose change to help fund post-high scholarships at the Pauahi Foundation.

This kind gesture by our haumāna is the true definition of kahiau, and serves a reminder that everyone can affect positive change.

It is both humbly and inspiring to witness this firsthand. Their impact today will grow exponentially 10-plus years from now as they continue to develop into the kanaka leaders that will help uplift our entire lāhui.

To learn more how you can join in with our haumana in giving with Pauahi, please visit

Me ka ha‘aha‘a,

Pono Ma‘a
Director of Alumni Relations

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