Ola I ka wai a ka ʻōpua.
There is a life in the water from the clouds.
Our new giving hui tie into our larger Paka Ua movement, with each level honoring a different form of rain and the important role it plays in sustaining life.
Ka Hui Ao ʻŌpiopio
Ao ʻōpiopio is a young cloud. It rises from sea level or close to the cloud banks and is as white as steam. When seen, this is a sign of rain. We use this metaphor for any current Kamehameha Schools student who gives to the Foundation and demonstrates student philanthropy.
Ka Hui Kilihune – $1-$99
Kilihune is a fine light windblown mist. Just like a fine mist, donors surround us with their support. This hui highlights the importance of the act of giving and all gifts can make a difference.
Ka Hui ʻOhu – $100 – $249
The ‘ohu mist is a light misty cloud that covers mountains such as Haleakalā from top to bottom. This mist is also associated with great beauty. Donors in this hui see the potential beauty that can come from the commitment of a gift.
Ka Hui Noe – $250 – $499
The noe mist is a gently settled mist. It has been said that the sweet fragrance of the maile is kept fresh and moist by the misty rain. Similarly, donors of the Foundation refresh and invigorate the community through their generosity.
Ka Hui Koʻiawe-$500 – $999
Koʻiawe is a light moving rain. It is said that this rain is the water that moves down the mountains and creates flowing water falls. Just like a rain that creates flowing water, donors in this hui make a visible and clear impact in the Hawaiian community.
Ka Hui Kuāua – $1,000 – $2,499
The kuāua rain is drenching rain. Just as a soaking shower, donors provide the much needed sustenance in order to have a thriving and vibrant Hawaiian community.
Ka Hui Ua Nāulu – $2,500 – $4,999
The ua nāulu rain is a sudden heavy shower that brings replenishing water to dry areas. It is also called upon to help saturate the earth so that plants can grow. Donors make a lasting impact by helping the Foundation grow with their support.
Ka Hui Ua Loku $5,000 – $9,999
Ua loku is the pouring rain. Like a life-giving rain, donors in this hui have become a force for positive change in our community. Donors have made the commitment to uplift the community through their sustaining support.
Ka Hui Kūlanihākoʻi – $10,000 or more
Kūlanihākoʻi is the source of rain in the clouds. It is the mythical pond or a lake in the sky. It is said that when Kūlanihākoʻi overflows it creates rain for the Hawaiian people. The overflowing generosity from donors in this hui makes a lasting impact into perpetuity.
Help us transform lives by joining one of our giving hui with a gift to the Foundation.