Annual Fund

The Power of Participation

Our goal is to increase participation from parents, alumni and friends.  Every gift, regardless of size, makes a difference.  When one gift to the annual fund is combined with hundreds of others, the impact is significant. Your single contribution, regardless of size, has the power to influence the educational experience of over 1,000 students at Maryknoll School. That is the power of participation.
High participation is a vote of confidence, an important sign that our parents, alumni, faculty and friends invest in our children and support the school’s mission. This increased participation percentage can also have an impact on gifts from outside sources; most foundations consider participation rates before donating to a school.

The Power of Your Support

We have all been impacted by the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought. Students shifted from learning and playing in-person, to online interactions. Families have learned to juggle work, childcare and distance learning.  Our faculty have pivoted to ensure the same high-quality curriculum is effectively delivered virtually.  But, during these changing times, one thing has remained constant – the support of our donors. 
Whether you are a lifelong supporter or new to giving, we welcome your support. During these unstable economic times we are so very thankful to each and every donor and volunteer.  Because of your gift, Maryknoll continues to grow and thrive. That is the power of your support.

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • What is our Annual Fund?

    The Annual Fund supports every area of our school and is an investment in our students, teachers, and programs. Every donation supports our mission of educating 21st century learners and leaders, allowing our students to experience and achieve more.
  • Where do Annual Fund contributions go?

    Every gift is an investment in its 1,000 students and their hopes and dreams for the future. Our students thrive and succeed because of the generosity of so many.
    Your gifts go to discovery labs and interactive projectors, art supplies and band equipment, robotics and science lab equipment, sports programs and equipment, the Chinese Immersion program in our Grade School, as well as iPads and microscopes. Your funding also supports innovative programs such as Project Lead the Way, which helps students who struggle within a traditional school setting. Students also benefit from competitive physical training and athletics programs, extra-curricular programs, and campus ministry. During the current unprecedented times, your gifts also help fund additional professional development for our faculty in the areas of virtual and distance learning best practices. Through your gifts, you are part of our mission and part of all that our students achieve.
    Your donation towards the Annual Fund are immediately put to use to spark:
    • Innovation. Creating innovative classrooms and programs to ensure academic excellence for all students.
    • Learning opportunities. Providing professional development opportunities for our faculty to continue to improve the exceptional learning environments for our students.
    • A strong Noblesse Oblige community. Supporting outstanding extended learning programs, student groups and sports clubs to promote a well-rounded student education.

    The Annual Fund also assures:
    • Small class sizes
    • Increased PPE and sanitation products to ensure the safety of all students and faculty
    • Innovative learning opportunities
    • A substantive K-12 physical education and athletic program
    • Opportunities in the arts
    • Learning commons and media center equipment
    • Campus ministry experience
  • Giving & Commitment Circles

    Giving Circles

    Giving Circles provide opportunities for leadership giving and provides Maryknoll an opportunity to recognize and appreciate our most loyal donors.

    • Founder’s Circle: $10,000+
    • Benefactor’s Circle: $5,000 - $9,999
    • Board Circle: $2,500 - $4,999
    • President’s Circle: $1,000 - $2,499
    • Principal’s Circle: $500 - $999
    • Spartan Circle: Gifts up to $499
    • Friends: Gifts up to $99

    Commitment Circles

    Commitment Circles allow donors to creatively support Maryknoll School.  Whether it’s a sustained gift, a multi-year pledge or a planned gift, we appreciate all methods of giving. 

    • Sustaining Donors: Recurring monthly gift
    • Spartan Society: $5,000 pledge over 5 years
    • Maryknoll Noblesse Oblige Legacy Society: Planned gift
  • Annual Fund Partners

    Whether you choose to give directly to the school or through the following partner giving programs, your gift is put to immediate use to directly benefit our young Spartans.

    You shop, Amazon gives! Through Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase price will come back to Maryknoll School. Log on to and be sure to designate Foundation for Maryknoll School. Happy shopping!
    Aloha United Way
    If your workplace participates in the AUW Workplace Campaign, or you would like to make a gift to Maryknoll School through AUW, please be sure to designate Foundation for Maryknoll School (Agency Designation number 79580) when making your contribution.
    Foodland Give Aloha
    During the Give Aloha campaign, Foodland Maika’i members can make a donation to Maryknoll School (Designation number 77974) at checkout.

Donate By Mail or Phone:

Checks can be made payable to “Foundation for Maryknoll School” and mailed to:
Maryknoll School
Office of Institutional Advancement
1526 Alexander Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Or call directly at (808) 952 7310
The Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 entity through the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and its Federal tax ID number is 38-3926901.
1526 Alexander St.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: 808.952.8400