Punahou Alumni Association

The Punahou Alumni Association (PAA) is a private nonprofit organization that exists to organize and participate in educational, social, and cultural programs that reach, connect and engage the Punahou Alumni community while supporting the core mission of Punahou School.

PAA is a private nonprofit organization, which works closely with Punahou School and the Office of Alumni Relations. The association was officially founded in 1906, though informal alumni meetings are documented as early as 1864. It has an elected Board of Directors through which its activities and services to alumni and the School are realized.

Membership is Automatic

Anyone who attended Punahou for at least one semester is already considered a member. There are no annual membership dues. Members need not have graduated from Punahou School, but must be part of a class year that has already graduated. Punahou Summer School alone does not qualify for membership.

Download PAA Bylaws

Letter from the PAA President

I had the pleasure of fulfilling the duty of the 24th reunion class by serving as “Imu Chief” for the class of 1993 at the 2017 Punahou Alumni Lu‘au. Reaching, connecting and engaging with classmates, some of which I had not seen since graduation 24 years prior, and working side by side with them on a common goal, was truly a transformative experience and one that will not be forgotten.

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Board Members

  • President, Christian Fern ’93
  • President-Elect, Laura Ing ’71 Baker
  • First Vice-President, Leeanne Jim ’87 Phillips
  • Second Vice-President, Denise Eldredge Sagapolutele ’91
  • Treasurer, Stephanie Chun ’97 Nomura
  • Secretary, Kent Kasaoka ’94
  • Past-President, Randy Kam ’76
  • Chris Abbott ’99
  • David Akinaka ’88
  • Wayne Chi ’00
  • Claire Schiff ’05 Thompson


Awards and Recognition
David Akinaka ’88


Oral History


Denise Eldredge Sagapolutele ’91



PAA Awards

Nominations for the 2018 PAA Awards are now being accepted. 

Submit a Nomination


Punahou Alumni Association
808.944.5740 Tel
808.955.5361 Fax
Hours: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.