Founderʻs Day 2019 ceremonies announced

Dec. 18, 2019

Contributed by Kyle Galdeira

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. Below is a collection of Founder’s Day celebrations happening across the state, and in the case of alumni events, some on the continent. Events on each of the three KS campuses will be streamed live and the links will be available that day at

Founder’s Day Events:


O'ahuKealakūlia (Community Education) Founder's Day
KS Kapālama
Saturday, December 14
7:30-11:15 a.m.

KS Kapālama
Thursday, December 19
8:30 a.m.
Stream live at
MauiKS Maui
Thursday, December 19
9:30 a.m.
Stream live at
Thursday, December 19
5 p.m.
Hālau ʻo Kūlana Ōiwi
Hawai'i IslandWest Hawai‘i Region
Thursday, December 19
5:30 p.m.
Moku'aikaua Church, Ali'i Drive (Public invited)

KS Hawai‘i
Thursday, December 19
9 a.m.
Stream live at
Kaua'iKaua‘i & Ni‘ihau Region
Friday, December 20
5:00 p.m. (welcome reception), 6:15 p.m. (program begins)
Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall (Public invited)
LocationKS Alumni Association (KSAA) Founder's Day Events
O'ahuKamehameha Schools Alumni Association-O'ahu Region
Ali‘i Sunday

Sunday, December 15
9 a.m.
Kawaiaha‘o Church
Hawai‘i IslandNorth Hawai‘i
Thursday, December 19
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
Thursday, December 19
5 p.m.
William Charles Lunalilo Center, KS Hawai'i Campus
WashingtonKamehameha Schools Alumni Association-Northwest Region
Sunday, January 26, 2020
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
University of Puget Sound
For more information, email
OregonKSAA OR/SWWA Founder's Day Rememberance
Saturday, January 25, 2020
11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Native American Youth Association
5135 NE Columbia Blvd.,
Portland, OR 97218
For more information, email or call (503) 348-8501
Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles
Saturday, March 7, 2020
11 a.m.
Jesus House
8101 Slater Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92647
For more information, email