The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

Pauahi Legacy
Kamehameha Schools Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Language: English ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i


A generation on the rise

Goal 5 - Impact-Driven Resource Management

Prudently optimize the strength, breadth, and strategic alignment of our resources with an organization-wide focus.

2020 Outcomes

  • Impact-driven financial resource model guides our strategies and decision making
  • Spending that is measurably efficient and impactful toward our strategic goals and outcomes
  • Revenues that are optimized with superior risk-adjusted returns from the Endowment and targeted increases from our fund development program


  1. Support spending decisions with measures of impact and risk on current and future beneficiaries.
  2. Produce superior risk-adjusted returns comparable with national top-tier endowment funds to provide sufficient resources to fund our strategies.
    • Manage financial assets for active returns, favoring niche opportunities and differentiated strategies.
    • Manage commercial real estate primarily for long-term returns from lease rents, creating value through asset management and planning within Kamehameha Schools’ community regional plans.
  3. Develop and implement a comprehensive fund development program that is integrated into all strategies.