Founderʻs Day ceremonies announced

Dec. 10, 2018

Contributed by Andrea Oka

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:


O'ahuKS Kapālama
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Live stream link at
MauiKS Maui
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
9:30 a.m.
Live stream link at
Hawai'i IslandWest 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'iKaua‘i/Ni‘ihau Region - Community Engagement & Resources
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
5:00 p.m.
Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall
LocationKS Alumni Association (KSAA) Founder's Day Events
O'ahuKamehameha Schools Alumni Association-O'ahu Region
Ali‘i Sunday

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018
9:00 a.m.
Kawaiaha‘o Church
Hawai‘i IslandNorth 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 CoastKamehameha 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
WashingtonKamehameha 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
OregonFounder'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 CaliforniaSan Diego
Saturday, March 2, 2019
11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Heritage of the Americas Museum
Cuyamaca College