Workplace Giving

Each year, our Kamehameha Schools ‘Ohana dedicates the month of ‘Okakopa (October) to our annual Workplace Giving Campaign, Ho‘ōla i ka Lāhui. This annual fundraising efforts honors employees who give in support of our Founder, Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Pākī Bishop. The campaign also connects employees to Princess Pauahi’s vision, legacy, and inspires and promotes a culture of philanthropy in the workplace.

Ways to give

Some of the highlighted items to give to through the secure form below include:

Ho‘ōla Maui Fund: contributions to this Kamehameha Schools fund will help with educational expenses for Maui families rebuilding from loss.

KS I Mua Maui Fund: a perpetual fund directed to support KS Programs and Initiatives to meet education needs for KS Preschools, haumāna, employees and ‘ohana who are affected by disasters, including the Maui wildfires. This Kamehameha Schools fund matches gifts made in support of our employees, haumāna and their ‘ohana.

Program Support:

  • Excellence in Education
  • KS Programs & Initiatives: examples include KS Hawai‘i’s Hōkū Welowelo Scholarship (two post-high scholarships for KSH seniors and graduates); and KS Kapālama’s 1887 Fund (supporting KSK Athletics); and KS Preschools’ Myron and Laura Thompson Scholarship (for those pursuing a degree in early learning).
  • Mālama ‘Āina
  • Kaiāulu

Scholarships: to give to an established scholarship, please select from the drop-down box in the giving form below. View our scholarship funds here.

Make your gift today through our secure form!


To give via automatic payroll deduction, visit the KS Workplace Giving internal portal.


Join these and other KS employees who donate through Workplace Giving

“I give to the Pauahi Foundation because I feel it is my kuleana. I have been blessed by Pauahi, therefore I will try my best to bless others. When our ‘ōpio can obtain college degrees, it helps our lāhui.”

Valerie Amby-Kamakeeaina
Nā Kula Kamali‘i ‘O Kamehameha Kumu 

“As an alumna of Kamehameha Schools, it was instilled at an early age that the work of caring for our lāhui was required of me, and I’m overjoyed at the opportunity to give back as a pua a Pauahi. I am #foreverindebtedtoher!”

Nohea Walker
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama
Dean of Student Well-Being

“I am grateful to have been a scholarship recipient in my youth that afforded me the education which led to my life pathway as a kumu. My keiki have also been beneficiaries of Pauahi Foundation scholarships, too. As a donor, I am paying forward for these blessings.”

Hau‘oli Akaka
Cultural Consultant, Hoʻokahua – Cultural Vibrancy

“I believe education is a powerful tool that can continue to improve the trajectory of our lāhui. Nā Kula Kamali‘i and other early learning providers offer keiki a great foundation in learning.  Investing in the Pauahi Foundation is my small way of helping others access early learning and other educational opportunities.” 

Gabe Nae‘ole
Nā Kula Kamali‘i ‘O Kamehameha Operations Director 

“When asked, ‘Why do I give to the Pauahi Foundation,’ my answer is pretty simple: ‘Why wouldn’t I give?’ As a graduate, employee, and alumni-parent, I am so grateful for the opportunities provided by Ke Ali‘i Pauahi. As an ‘ohana it is our honor and kuleana to kōkua and ensure future generations have the opportunities we’ve had.”

Day Mau
Kamehameha Schools Resource Centers Coordinator, O‘ahu Windard Mall Support Services

“As a Kamehameha Schools employee, I feel that it’s my honor to donate to the Pauahi Foundation and itʻs really not about how much you give, but to just give in any amount. I support the class of ’79 Scholarship – I like the idea of doing something with my class and our recipients appreciate that we have collectively gotten together to provide a scholarship to help continue their education.”

Bobbie Tom
Senior Manager, Community Strategies Operations
O‘ahu and Neighbor Island Support Services


Your gifts benefit grateful 2023 scholarship recipients

“I am so blessed and grateful for your generosity in helping me financially complete my last year of college! This means so much to my ‘ohana and me. Giving back to my lāhui is one of my main goals and to also perpetuate and cultivate our native practices and traditions. By receiving this degree I will be able to use what I have learned throughout my educational journey to manage our land property better and to ensure a healthy and sustainable lifestyle for future generations. Being the last of three children and my dad just retiring, your gift will help tremendously take some of the financial stresses. I hope to finish strong in these last few semesters and ultimately use my education to help the Hawaiian community and ensure the protection of our natural resources. Words cannot express how much I appreciate this award. Mahalo nui!”

Hi‘ilei Hanohano
Charles Cockett ‘Ohana Scholarship

“I am grateful for your financial support, and more importantly your faith in my educational journey to attain a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science. I plan to continue my studies in a 4-year university and as you know, the cost of education now is so high, and your support will help decrease the burden on my ‘ohana. I am humbled to be the recipient of this scholarship that honors former Po’o Kula DeLima and hope to show how grateful I am by living my life as she lived hers - through kindness, generosity, hard work and caring for the Native Hawaiians. With this scholarship, I feel encouraged and motivated to continue my efforts to give back to my community. I plan to advocate to protect Maui’s natural resources and hopefully be involved in policy changes and education. Again, thank you so much for believing in me.”

Jacob Garcia
Lee Ann DeLima Scholarship

“I am truly honored to have been selected as your beneficiary. I thank you for your benevolence, which will allow me to both attend my dream university as well as accomplish my childhood ambition of becoming a radiologist. I hope that one day I will be able to pay it forward, and just like you, give future generations of our lāhui the opportunity to achieve their dreams. Hā‘ale‘ale ku‘u pu‘uwai me ke aloha!”

Matthew Liu
Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association - O‘ahu Region Scholarship
Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Class of 2006 Scholarship
Warren Nakupuna Ah Loo Memorial Scholarship

“I am very grateful for your generosity. These funds will help me to reach my goal of opening my own accounting firm someday. I had a few challenges this past school year so I needed another plan to continue my schooling. Coming home and attending UH Hilo will help me to rebuild my foundation. Mahalo nui loa.”

Iliana Keawe-Oliveira
Keaholoa Investment Finance Scholarship
Charles Reed Bishop Scholarship