Awards Dinner

About The Dinner

The Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation holds an annual fundraiser dinner called Kulia I Ka Nu’u (“strive to reach for the highest”) that honors distinguished Hawaii public school graduates and an outstanding business for significant contributions in its field and the greater community.

The Kulia I Ka Nu’u dinner is the Foundation’s primary fundraising activity. Funds realized help support the Foundation’s Good Idea Grants, Education Innovation Grants, Design Thinking Bootcamp, Altino Coding, Artificial Intelligence, Genome Science and other programs. Click below to see videos of past projects.

Past Project Videos

Upcoming Dinner

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

General Information


Thursday, April 20, 2023


5:30 pm


Sheraton Waikiki, Hawaii Ballroom


Aloha Attire


Questions?  Email



Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D (Hilo High)
2020 Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry

HEI – Corporate Honoree

Available reserved table(s) of eight:


Pearl Sponsor – $20,000


Gold Sponsor – $10,000


Silver Sponsor – $7,500


Bronze Sponsor – $5,000