Supporting ‘Iolani


Supporting ‘Iolani

‘Iolani School is grateful to its many donors and volunteers.


Caring individuals contribute to the success of ‘Iolani in countless ways. They buy tickets to major events, work a shift at the ‘Iolani Fair, volunteer with the ‘Iolani ‘Ohana parent organization, establish endowed scholarships, contribute to the Annual Fund or support programs and educational needs.

‘Iolani depends on support from parents, grandparents, alumni/ae, families, friends, corporations and foundations.

Thank you for keeping the flame of learning burning brightly

For more information on how to support ‘Iolani School contact the Advancement Office.

‘Iolani Fund

'Iolani School's mission is to develop liberally educated, well-rounded individuals, who are prepared for college and responsible moral citizenship. With your contribution to the 'Iolani Fund, the school continues its mission by sending graduates into the community as productive, caring and contributing citizens. Your donation lasts a lifetime.

The 'Iolani Fund consists of gifts made annually to 'Iolani, usually without restriction. It is the primary source of contributed funds for the school's programs and operational expenses. Your yearly gift enables 'Iolani to function and maintain its high standards of excellence.

Our current 'Iolani Fund year began on July 1, 2015 and ends on June 30, 2016.

Click HERE to learn more about the 'Iolani Fund.




Three easy ways to make your 'Iolani Fund gift today!

  • Call us at: (808) 943-2320

For more information contact Mike Moses '93 at (808) 943-2320 or mmoses [at]

'Iolani School Gift Clubs

Gift Clubs provide opportunities for leadership giving. They also afford 'Iolani School an opportunity to thank all donors who share in our vision and commitment to help maintain the best for our students.

  • Philanthropists'Circle, Lifetime Membership ($100,000 or more)
  • Benefactors' Circle ($25,000 to $99,000)
  • Founders' Circle ($10,000 to $24,999)
  • Bishop's Society ($5,000 to $9,999)
  • Governors' Club ($1,000 to $4,999)
  • Headmaster's Club ($500 to $999)
  • Century Club ($100 TO $499)
  • Friends ($1 TO $99)
  • Young Alumni Club (Classes of '09 - '13, $1 or more)


'Io Society

The 'Io Society is a new initiative designed to increase unrestricted support to the school and is one of our biggest philanthropic priorities in the coming years. Members of the 'Io Society make a five year pledge of $1,000 or more annually to the 'Iolani Fund (formerly the 'Iolani Annual Fund).

The growth of the 'Io Society is critically important because it will provide the leadership that links some of 'Iolani’s most cherished and longstanding values with a bold vision of how to best prepare our students for all that awaits them following graduation.

In short, the 'Io Society will help to preserve the things we hold most dear as we evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow's world.

Click HERE to learn more about the 'Io Society.


Legacy Giving

In addition to Annual Gifts, there are other ways to support the school that can help you and your loved ones while also providing a meaningful gift to 'Iolani School.

These gifts of support are called Legacy Gifts or Planned Gifts because with thoughtful planning, you are able to leave a lasting legacy at 'Iolani School that will benefit students for years to come.

We would be honored to have you become a member of our legacy giving society, the St. Alban's Club.

Click HERE to learn more about Legacy Giving.

Please contact Chris Shimabukuro '85 at (808) 943-2256 or chriss [at]


Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Annual Fund at 'Iolani School?

Tuition covers only 68% of the cost of educating each child. We make up the balance through income from our endowment and through contributions from our constituents. The fund's unrestricted nature allows 'Iolani to apply donations to best suit the school's needs.

Why is the Annual Fund important?

The proceeds from the Annual Fund go to the school's operating budget and are used immediately. They support many qualities that make 'Iolani extraordinary - including a diverse student body, wonderfully accomplished faculty, a dynamic curriculum, extensive library resources, and advanced computer technologies.

Can I direct my gift to a specific program?

Although the unrestricted fund allows 'Iolani to apply donations to where it is needed, you may designate which fund you would like your gift to apply. A few of those funds include endowment, scholarship, performing arts, visual arts, athletics, etc.

May I charge my donation?

Sure, we accept VISA, Mastercard and American Express.

Legacy Giving

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'Iolani welcomes bequests which often can be provided by adding a simple codicil to an existing will or an amendment to a living trust. Bequests are attractive to donors who wish to retain control of their assets during their lifetimes and to assist 'Iolani School at a future date.

Life Insurance

Depending upon the form of the gift, life insurance provides income tax benefits and estate tax benefits or just estate tax. The donor can give 'Iolani a paid up policy.

Gifts of Securities

'Iolani often receives gifts of securities. Gifts of stock/securities are most welcome and provide the donor with benefits and can avoid a donor's capital gain and income tax.

Real Estate

'Iolani welcomes real estate transferred during a lifetime (resulting in an income tax deduction) or transferred by will resulting in an estate tax deduction. Gifts of real estate would include a personal residence, a vacation home, a farm or ranch, income producing rental property, or undeveloped land. For more information, visit Gifts of Property.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A gift annuity is a contract under which 'Iolani School, in return for a transfer of cash or other property, agrees to pay a fixed sum of money for a period measured by one or two lives. Gifts are not subject to immediate capital gains and provide donors with the security of fixed income fully guaranteed by 'Iolani School. 'Iolani offers both immediate and deferred annuities to meet the individual needs of its donors.

Charitable Remainder Trust

A charitable remainder trust provides current income for the trust's beneficiary after which the principal passes to 'Iolani. A remainder trust created in the donor's lifetime avoids immediate capital gain tax.

Charitable Lead Trust

A charitable lead trust provides current income for the school after which the principal passes to the trust beneficiary. It provides income to the school each year, usually for a fixed period of time. Thereafter, the principal passes to another generation, typically the donor's children or grandchildren at a significantly reduced gift or estate tax cost.

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Gifts of Property

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Real Property

'Iolani gratefully accepts gifts of real estate including a personal residence, a vacation home, a condominium, a farm or ranch, an income producing rental property, or an undeveloped land.

The donor may transfer the property to 'Iolani during his or her lifetime (resulting in an income tax deduction) or by will at the donor's death (resulting in an estate tax deduction).

Please note: you may gift your real estate to 'Iolani outright, to a Charitable Remainder Trust or by a single deed in which you retain the right to enjoy your residence for the rest of your life. By reserving a life interest, you get a current income tax deduction and avoid capital gains all the while living in your own home just as you did before you made your gift to 'Iolani.

Tangible Property

'Iolani is happy to accept gifts of fine art, jewels, and other significant items as donations.

Gifts of Securities

Securities Transferred

The easy way to transfer stock can be handled by your broker. Call Chris Shimabukuro at (808) 943-2256 to obtain transfer information.

Matching Gift

Matching Gift Through Employer

Your gift may be eligible for a matching gift through your employer. Some companies allows you to direct its charitable dollars to the organization(s) you are supporting by matching your gifts. An investment of just a few minute's time can having a measurable effect on your giving to 'Iolani. Simply contact your human resources office about obtaining a form. Once the completed information is provided to us, we will confirm your gift and return it to your employer, and they will take it from there!

Thank you for considering the opportunity to increase the impact of your gift. If you have any questions or if I can be of service, please feel free to contact the ‘Iolani Advancement Office at 808.943-2256.