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Founder's Day ceremonies will be held throughout the islands and on the continental U.S.

Founder’s Day ceremonies announced

Dec. 10, 2018

Kamehameha Schools founder Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop cared deeply for her people, her lands, and her culture. It is her lasting legacy that we will celebrate on her birthday, December 19. This Founder’s Day, let us be inspired by Pauahi's servant leadership – deeply rooted in her Hawaiian and Christian values – and instill those values in ourselves, our families and our communities. Below are a number of Founder’s Day celebrations happening across the KS ʻohana. Events on each of our three campuses will be live streamed on December 19. The links will be available that day at

Founder’s Day Events Calendar:


Location Events
O'ahu KS Kapālama
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Live stream link at
Maui KS Maui
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
9:30 a.m.
Live stream link at
Hawai'i Island West Hawai‘i Region
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 P.m.
Moku'aikaua Church, Ali'i Drive (Public invited)

KS Hawai‘i
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Live stream link at
Kaua'i Kaua‘i/Ni‘ihau Region - Community Engagement & Resources
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
5:00 p.m.
Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall
Location KS Alumni Association (KSAA) Founder's Day Events
O'ahu Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association-O'ahu Region
Ali‘i Sunday

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018
9:00 a.m.
Kawaiaha‘o Church
Hawai‘i Island North Hawai‘i
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Kūhiō Hale (Hawaiian Homes Hall)
Alumni lunch to follow, potluck
Contact for more information

East Hawai‘i Region in partnership with Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association, East Hawai'i Mamalahoa Chapter
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
6:00 p.m.
William Charles Lunalilo Center, KS Hawai'i Campus
East Coast Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association-East Coast Region
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Potluck to follow
Garnett Hale
15833 Eagle Feather Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Washington Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association-Northwest Region, Moku 'Aina Wakinekona Hawaiian Civic Club and Wakinikona Canoe Club
Sunday, January 27, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Seattle University Lemieux Library, Boeing Room
901 12th Avenue, Seattle
Oregon Founder's Day Weekend
Feb. 1-2, 2019

KSAA OR/SWWA Founder's Day Rememberance
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Milwaukie Odd Fellows Lodge
10282 SE Main Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Southern California San Diego
Saturday, March 2, 2019
11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Heritage of the Americas Museum
Cuyamaca College

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Kawaiaha‘o Plaza

567 South King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 523-6200

KS Hawai‘i

16-716 Volcano Rd
Kea‘au, HI 96749
(808) 982-0000

KS Kapālama

1887 Makuakāne St
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 842-8211

KS Maui

275 ‘A‘apueo Pkwy
Pukalani, HI 96768
(808) 572-3100