Annual Awards Banquet

About the banquet
Each year the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation holds an annual fundraiser called Kulia I Ka Nu’u (“strive to reach for the highest”) Banquet and honors public school graduates and a corporation. These honorees have not only distinguished themselves in their respective fields but have made significant contributions to the community as well.

The Kulia I Ka Nu’u Banquet is the Foundation’s only fund-raising activity. Funds realized help support the Foundation’s Good Idea Grant program and its Design Thinking Boot Camp.

The Good Idea Grants are mini-grants for teacher initiated projects which provide necessary financial resources not normally available to them, while the Design Thinking program allows teachers to discover a new way of addressing and deriving solutions from a student centric perspective.

This year’s banquet

To purchase a table or simply send in a donation, click on the above RSVP card. Seats can be filled by the purchaser or donated to the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation.

General Information
Date: Thursday April 18, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm – No Host Cocktail, 6:00 pm – Program
Location: Sheraton Waikiki – Hawaii Ballroom
Aloha Attire


Kathy Whang Inouye             Senior Advisor
Leilehua High                           Kobayashi Group

John Komeiji                          President & GM
University Lab School              Hawaiian Telcom

First Hawaiian Bank               Robert Harrison
Corporate Honoree                   Chairman & CEO