Mahalo for visiting the Lahainaluna High School Foundation website! This year marks our 15th year and we are proud of all that we have been able to accomplish...thanks to our many supporters!! Because of your generosity, we have been able to provide the school with a $9,000,000, state-of-the-art, multi-purpose stadium, have given more than $1,250,000 in grants to nearly every team, club and organization on campus, will surpass $1,270,000 in scholarship awards this year, and now provide the library with more than 150 books and other items annually. You don't need to be an alumni to support the students and staff of Lahainaluna, and if you would like to support the success of this very special place, please see the article below, or click on any of the donor buttons to access the donation portal.
We are now charting our course for the next decade and we are all looking forward to the new projects and programs we will be involved with. We hope that you all stay involved, and to keep informed, you can visit our Facebook page, subscribe to our monthly eNews, and continue to visit our website for updates.
I mua Lahainaluna!!!
Did you know that when you make purchases through Amazon, that you can donate to the Foundation through their AmazonSmile program? It's easy, and free!
Fund raising has always been a difficult task, but the Covid-19 Pandemic has affected the people and businesses that normally support various organizations and causes through their generosity. Our local chocolate company, Maui Ku'ia Estate Chocolate has come up with a way to support their business and local charities. Fund raising was never tasted so good!! You can purchase (50) single flavor, (25) assorted flavor, or the (27) piece Maui Tropical Trio gift box of 5- gram chocolates and the Foundation will receive 40% of the order price.
Don't forget to book a tasting or factory tour.
To order, please visit https://mauichocolate.com/collections/lahainaluna-high-school-foundation
The 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions was held from January 6-10 at Kapalua, Maui. Once again, the Lahainaluna High School Foundation participated as one of the beneficiaries of the event. Volunteers from Lahainaluna sports teams and clubs helped with many of the tasks required to set-up, run, and break-down an event of this magnitude. While this year's tournament had it's own challenges, it continued to be a magnificent event.
The Sentry Tournament of Champions maintained its traditional spot as the first tournament in January 2020. The 2019 tournament was held from January 4-7. Xander Schauffele tied the Plantation course record at Kapalua with an 11-under 62 on Sunday to win the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
More than a dozen Maui non-profit organizations benefitted from the 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions. Checks totaling over $310,000 were presented to the charities at Lahainaluna High School’s Sue D. Cooley Stadium on June 12th. Sentry Insurance chairman of the board, president, and CEO Pete McPartland, joined by Sentry Tournament of Champions officials and non-profit representatives, announced that $312,430 was distributed to the community organizations.The Foundation is one of the (6) beneficiaries of the tournament and this year received $65,425.00.
Since 1999, the tournament and its host organizations have donated over $6.3 million to Hawaii’s non-profit organizations. The Lahainaluna High School Foundation has participated as a designated beneficiary since 2005 so we urge all our supporters to attend the Tournament of Champions!
The Foundation is one of six beneficiaries of the tournament and we have been a proud participant since 2006.
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The Legends of Lahainaluna Awards Ceremony has not been scheduled for this year.
Due to the ramifications of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Legends of Lahainaluna Awards Ceremony will be postoned until next year.
The Lahainaluna High School Foundation’s 7th annual Legends of Lahainaluna, took place on Friday, November 8th, at Lahainaluna’s Hale Pa’ina. The event was created to honor individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to the school and the Lahaina community.
The 2019 honorees include current Lahainaluna’s SASA, Jean Miyahira (far left), who is also a 1958 alumnae, as the Individual Award recipient. The Royal Lahaina Resort received the Business Award. Posthumous Category award recipients were former LHS band director Brian Kelly (3rd from left) and Class of 1952 alum, Dr. Charles Araki (far right). This year, former Student Activities Coordinator Art Fillazar and former ASB President 2001 Nestor Ugale, Jr. will serve as emcees.
This special annual event features a buffet dinner, entertainment, dessert & coffee, and awards ceremony.
Tickets are $50 per person and reserved tables of (8) are available for $400. You may purchase tickets through the website's donor portals (Donate Now buttons)...please enter "Legends Tickets" in the comment section and provide the name of each attendee.
Event sponsors included Island Sotheby's International Realty-Rob Shelton and Bank of Hawaii.
For more informationa and a look at previous events, go to the Legends of Lahainaluna section .
The Foundation's plan to renovate the Lahainaluna Cemetery has gained some traction and saw some visible progress on Saturday, July 8. The cemetery hasn't seen a formal renovation since 1929, and the Foundation hopes to bring this historical site back to an acceptable level. As of July 8, most of the weeds inside the perimeter and much of them outside the perimeter have been cleared.
About a third of the perimeter posts were repainted and a quarter of the perimeter chains were painted, as well. Other improvements call for putting down weed barrier cloth and gravel along the walkways surround the grave sites. Future plans will include replacing bad perimeter posts, straightening posts and finally, grave site renovations. For information on how you can help, contact the foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org., or use the contact form on this website.
The cemetery on March 17, 2017:
The cemetery on August 17, 2017
The cemetery, June 2021. Mahalo to Lindy Tratchel for all her hard work!
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Our "special angel", Sue D. Cooley, passed away on February 18, 2017, and the Foundation, Lahainaluna and the West Maui community all mourned the loss. To view her dedication page please visit Sue D. Cooley.
The Foundation held a celebration of Sue's life, on Saturday, June 24th. The stadium gates will opened at 8am, the program began at 9am and will ran until 10am, at Sue D. Cooley Stadium. This was an opportunity for the West Maui Community to come and honor Sue and the legacy she leaves at Lahainaluna. See recent Lahaina News article here.
View tribute video here.
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Be a part of the legacy of Lahainaluna's Sue D. Cooley Stadium. Construction on Phase 2 was completed in December 2014 and the first football game under-the-lights was played August 8th, 2015.
Orders are still being taken but an installation date can not be determined. Pictures of the new installation will be available soon. Download the brick order form here. For bleacher sponsorships, please use the donation form and submit imprint information in comments box.
We are curently offering 4"x8" pavers for $150, and 8"x8" pavers for $500. The 16"x16" paver is not available at this time.