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Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation Summer 2006
Pop Diamond Scholarship recipient ﬁnds her niche
First ever Pop Diamond Scholarship awarded to aspiring photographer
Maile DeMello’s work has already been displayed in City Hall and featured in the Hawaiian Airlines’ in–ﬂight magazine Hana Hou, yet she’ll only be a freshman this Fall at Paciﬁc University in Forest Grove, Oregon. The ﬁrst recipient of the Pop Diamond Scholarship Award administered by Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation and established in 2002 by Kamehameha Schools’ I Mua Magazine editor Ed Kalama and photographer Michael Young, DeMello is on her way to a promising photography career. “I just love it (photography),” said DeMello. “I took photography as an elective during my junior year and I found my niche. I decided to take it again in my senior year and decided that I would major in visual arts with an emphasis in photography.” Named in honor of Kamehameha Schools’ longtime Kapa ¯lama Campus School photographer Luryier “Pop” Diamond, the Pop Diamond Scholarship Award recognizes an outstanding Kamehameha Schools–Kapa ¯lama senior who will pursue a post–high education in the visual arts ﬁeld, in particular, photography. “Pop is a phenomenal man—it was a true honor meeting him and accepting my award from him,” added DeMello. “Pop Diamond has been a part of Kamehameha Schools for over 50 years where he has worked with numerous students to record the history of the Kapa ¯lama campus. I am so inspired by the meaningful way he has contributed to the school that I have a
Maile DeMello was “honored” to meet the “phenomenal” Luryier “Pop” Diamond when she received the scholarship named in honor of the longtime Kapa ¯lama Campus photographer.
“It was an amazing feeling being the ﬁrst recipient of this award.” A $500 donation to the Pop Diamond Scholarship Award will receive Images of Aloha: Photography by Luryier “Pop” Diamond, a compilation of his work encompassing over 30 years. Go to www.pauahi.org to help keep Pop’s legacy alive.
K E A L I ‘ I PA UA H I F O U N DAT I O N
567 South King Street, Suite 160 Honolulu, HI 96813 Phone: 808.534.3966 Fax: 808.534.3890 Web site: www.pauahi.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors Robert K.U. Kihune, KS ’55 Douglas Ing, KS ’62 Constance H. Lau Nainoa Thompson Diane J. Plotts President Dee Jay Mailer, KS ’70 Vice President & Executive Director Lynn C. Z. Maunakea Treasurer & Director of Finance Wallace Chin Secretary Stacy Plunkett Rezentes, KS ’77
challenge to offer other potential KAPF donors: I will match every dollar raised with a dollar of my own up to $7,000. What better way to honor this “son of Hawai‘i” than with the lasting legacy of an endowed scholarship in his name?” Go to www.pauahi.org to accept Trustee Kihune’s challenge! Or call 808–534–3966 for more information.
Aloha e ka ¯kou!
I’d like to take this opportunity to mahalo our Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana and each of our Ma ¯puna Leo readers. Your support of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation (KAPF) during its recent pledge drive has truly inspired me to believe that we will reach our goal of providing additional resources to help greater numbers of Native Hawaiians through education one scholarship at a time—one haumana at a time. KAPF recently completed another record scholarship award season. Over $260,000 has been awarded to Native Hawaiian students throughout Hawai‘i and the mainland. A 63 percent increase from last year representing 88 different scholarships managed by our Foundation—we are well on our way to providing additional educational opportunities for more Hawai‘i ‘opio. ¯ While KAPF is largely comprised of private donations now valued a little over $10,000,000—we continue to seek new resources to reach more hauma aspiring to ¯na reach their educational goals—true leaders of tomorrow representing every facet of Hawai‘i and its people. Many of you may not know that 100 percent of your donation goes directly to a KAPF scholarship fund—either of your choice or to one we choose for you. Made possible by KS, we are able to direct every whole dollar toward
one of the 88 scholarships in existence or create new endowments on behalf of individuals or groups of people that have included KS alumni groups, teachers, musicians, lawyers and Hawaiian culture practitioners.
KAPF awards record amount in college scholarships
Over $260,000 in college scholarships awarded
With 230 students from Hawai‘i and the mainland receiving over $260,000 in college scholarships from Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation—many now have the opportunity to pursue their dream of a higher education. With the ﬁrst–ever Pop Diamond Scholarship recipient, and awarding of other scholarships like the Daniel and Millie Akaka Scholarship, Goldman Sachs Scholarship and the William S. Richardson Scholarship, the 2006–2007 academic year is evidence that Native Hawaiian college– bound students are seeking out more ways to fund their post–high education. “We received over a thousand applications for the various scholarships we administer,” said Lynn Maunakea, KAPF executive director. “It really personiﬁed the desire our Native Hawaiian communities have to aim high, and to do better for themselves and their families.” Students applying for KAPF scholarships are evaluated foremost on merit. Grades and letters of recommendation are an integral part of the selection process. Scholarships administered by the Foundation cover a wide range of disciplines and areas of study—from law and business to Hawaiian culture and music. “Students’ academic and extra curricular successes play the biggest part in our decision—ﬁnancial need is secondary but sometimes the deciding factor,” said Wally Chin, KAPF director of Finance. “I’m very proud to say that the amount of scholarships awarded is growing. In the last year the dollar amount awarded in scholarships has increased 63 percent,” said Chin. The Foundation remains steadfast in seeking out new opportunities to grow their scholarship funds.
“It’s part of our kuleana to expand educational opportunities into the greater Hawai‘i community by removing ﬁnancial need as a barrier.”
In recent years 75 percent of scholarships were awarded to KS graduates. With 700 graduating seniors from three campuses this year, additional awards were created. KS alumni on Maui and Hawai‘i have made the commitment to assist us with the generation of new scholarships for students speciﬁcally in these communities. KAPF also looks forward to further expanding its scholarships beyond KS’ doors and into communities that need our help. Many of you have expressed your interest to build this portion of our scholarship program creating opportunities to the greater Native Hawaiian community. We have a lot of exciting work to do and we will do it together! In so doing, we will nurture and support Hawai‘i’s industrious men and women—creating a lasting legacy while perpetuating the vision of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi. Mahalo palena ‘ole,
“It’s important for our supporters to understand that although we are blessed with KS and its abundant resources, it’s not enough to reach our rapidly growing Native Hawaiian population and those we as ‘ohana have committed to kokua, said Maunakea. “It’s part of our kuleana to ¯ expand educational opportunities into the greater Hawai‘i community by removing ﬁnancial need as a barrier.” The Foundation invites you to partner with them by joining the ever–widening circle of donors who believe in perpetuating and extending Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s vision for quality education for her people. For a complete listing of all scholarships or other ways that you can support the Foundation, please visit www.pauahi.org or call 808–534–3966.
Kahiau — “to give generously from the heart with no expectation of return,” captures the essence of this year’s Service Awardees who generously chose to donate their award gifts to KAPF.
Five Year Awardees Kyle Atabay Edwina Clarke Michael Clarke Stanley Fortuna Rockland Freitas Albert Jacintho Jeanette Nielson Monica Spittler Michael Thomas Ten Year Awardees Alt Kagesa Ann Nishimoto Lisa Urbshot Fifteen Year Awardee Kimberly Thomas Twenty–ﬁve Year Awardee Patricia Gillespie
Lynn C.Z. Maunakea Vice President and Executive Director
Continue the work that Pauahi began. Leave your own legacy by including a gift to Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation in your will.
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