Yvonne Morris has been Director of Institutional Advancement at Maryknoll School since July 1998. A Maryknoll alumna from the class of 1963, she is the first of three generations of Morrises attending Maryknoll. Her children and now three of her grandchildren are Spartans!
Yvonne oversees all fundraising for the school and her proudest moment is the completion of the $18 million Capital Campaign to build the Maryknoll School Community Center.
She has been involved in the non-profit world for more than 40 years. She served on the board of the Kindergarten & Children’s Aid Association for 14 years, 4 of them as president. She was Assistant Director of Development at Iolani School from 1985 to 1990, where she helped establish the Development program. While living in Taiwan she volunteered with the Christian Salvation Services to care for abandoned babies and assisted in efforts to raise money for the organization. She also has served on the Board of Directors of Big Brother Big Sisters of Hawaii.
Yvonne was elected president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Aloha Chapter in 2003 and 2004. In 2004 she was appointed to the AFP Membership committee, International Division and in 2005 and 2006 was chairman of the Asian Task and a member of the National Strategic Planning Committee. In 2010 she was named Professional Fundraiser of the Year.
Anne Harpham has been executive assistant and advancement coordinator at Maryknoll School since 2010.
Previously, Anne was a journalist at the Honolulu Advertiser where she was a reporter and editor. As a reporter, she covered tourism and consumer issues for many years. She was also editorial writer, city editor, business editor, managing editor, reader representative and then senior editor. Anne oversaw the Advertiser’s PM edition during the four years The Advertiser published an afternoon edition.
Anne started her journalism career at Maryknoll High School (Class OF 1968) where she was on the Chi Rho Knoller staff. She is a graduate of Marquette University.
Outside of work, Anne is involved in a number of volunteer efforts. She is on the board of Susan G. Komen Hawaii Affiliate (currently as president), is a volunteer visitor and trainer with Reach to Recovery at the American Cancer Society, is on the board of HOPE Services Inc., which provides innovative safety net programs to the vulnerable and marginalized in the state of Hawai’I, and is on the board of the Hawaii Catholic Conference.
Budd Lauer has been the database manager at Maryknoll School since June2010. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Budd served six years in the United State Air Force where he met his wife Poma. Following his service, Budd moved to Hawaii to be closer to his wife’s family and raise a family.
Budd oversees Maryknoll’s website, Raiser’s Edge/Education Edge software, and creates graphic design artwork for the Office of Institutional Advancement. Budd holds Master degrees in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Oklahoma.
Prior to working at Maryknoll, Budd was the annual giving director at the USS Missouri Memorial Association during USS 63’s historic drydock campaign. The campaign raised over $25 million dollars to repair corrosiondamage caused by saltwater and renovate the aft of the ship allowing easier access to handicap visitors.
Outside of work, Budd enjoys spending time with his wife, playing golf, and volunteering for various charities around Hawaii. Budd is on the board of his homeowners association, a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and a member of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy.
Maile Kawamura has been the Annual Giving and Events Coordinator at Maryknoll School since 2010. Maile is responsible for the Annual Investment in Maryknoll (AIM) campaign as well as major fundraising events such as the annual school luau and the Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Award and Scholarship Dinner.
A graduate of the University of Washington, Maile has a passion for education and has been involved with schools since 2004. Prior to joining Maryknoll, she was a Social Studies teacher at Kalani High School before transitioning into fundraising as the Director of Institutional Advancement at Academy of the Pacific.
Outside of work, Maile enjoys spending time with her family and their 2 dogs and believes in giving back whenever possible. She is on the board of Hawaii Mothers’ Milk and volunteers at various fundraising events such as Susan G. Komen Hawaii's Pink Tie Ball, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter's National Philanthropy Day, and at her daughters' preschool.