In four short years, the membership in the 'Io Society - 'Iolani's annual giving leadership group - has grown to more than 700!
Collectively, these generous alumni, faculty, parents, and friends of 'Iolani have contributed to enhanced opportunities for students across campus.
Members of the 'Io Society make an unrestricted five-year pledge of $1,000 or more annually to the 'Iolani Fund. Graduates from the last 10 years may join with a pledge of $250 annually.
In the most practical sense, members' five year pledges allow the school to better plan for the future. But how does that translate into a meaningful impact upon the school and our students?
The increased support provided by the 'Io Society allows 'Iolani to maintain small class sizes led by excellent teachers while keeping tuition increases as low as possible. It improves access to 'Iolani for more families through increased financial aid and scholarship funding. It also fosters the growth of world-leading education programs--like those within the Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership--to ensure our students' college competitiveness and lifelong success.
'Iolani's Head of School, Dr. Timothy Cottrell, recently expressed his thanks to the members of the 'Io Society:
"On behalf of all `Iolani parents, the faculty and staff, the board of governors and our students, thank you for helping us keep `Iolani a big school that feels small, one that is affordable for students from all walks of life, and a school that is the only one in the state of Hawaii recognized by US News and World reports as one of the top private schools in the nation."
For more information on how you can join them as members, contact Mike Moses '93, Director of the Annual Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-943-2320.