annual fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund support the operating needs of the school. These unrestricted gifts allow the school to provide for the rich educational program for children that is mandated by the mission of the school. They help to keep a Hanahau‘oli education affordable by limiting tuition increases and to maintain the competitive salaries Hanahau‘oli’s dedicated teachers deserve. These funds are distributed to all areas of the school to ensure a comprehensive and individualized education for each child.

Financial Aid Funds
Hanahau‘oli’s strong commitment to offering financial aid to eligible families stems from the desire to seek able students of varied talents and backgrounds. Maintaining an ethnic and socio-economic diversity amongst the student body is important to Hanahau‘oli as this mirrors the real world in which children live. Contributions to the Louisa Palmer Scholarship Fund, plus income from various named endowed scholarships that have been generously established by individuals and families, go directly to provide financial assistance to families whose children would not otherwise be able to attend Hanahau‘oli.

Tribute Gifts
Hanahau‘oli is grateful to those individuals who give to the school in honor or in memory of friends and relatives. Families may specify how these funds may be used to support areas of the program that their loved ones cared most about. If you provide contact information, Hanahau‘oli will send a note (which does not include gift amounts) advising individuals (or their families) for whom gifts are made of your generosity.

Matching Gifts
Hanahau‘oli benefits when individuals apply to their employer’s matching gift program for a match of their personal donation to the school. Many companies have chosen this avenue of supporting their employees’ philanthropic interests and a simple application may double an individual’s gift to Hanahau‘oli.

Gifts In Kind
Donations of personal property enrich the program, assist teachers and enhance the learning environment in countless ways. Hanahau‘oli provides documentation for gifts so that donors may establish value for their tax purposes.

We invite you to join one of our annual Fund Giving Clubs:

The Bell Councils:

  • Bell Ringer Council       $25,000 and more
  • Platinum Bell Council   $15,000 - $24,999
  • Gold Bell Council         $10,000 - $14,999
  • Silver Bell Council        $5,000 - $9,999
  • Bronze Bell Council      $2,500 - $4,999
  • Olympic Circle              $1,000 - $2,499
  • Makahiki Circle             $500 - $999
  • Slipper Toss Circle         $250 - $499
  • Stepping Stone Circle    $100 - $249
  • Contributor                   $1- 99

Gifts can be made by:

  • Cash, by check made out to Hanahau‘oli School

  • Credit card - please call the Advancement Office - online donation form coming soon!

  • Stock transfer - please contact the Advancement Office for instructions

Donors may designate their gifts to:

  • The Annual Fund

  • Louisa Palmer Scholarship Fund

  • Endowment

You may give in honor or memory of someone special to you; for example, a relative, fellow alumni or teacher.

Contact your employer regarding the possibility of a matching gift which increases your giving club level.

We are happy to accept in-kind gifts of a tangible nature that will benefit Hanahau‘oli's programs. Contact the Advancement Office.

If you have questions, please contact Terrina Wong at (808) 949-6461.