About the Fundraiser

PLEASE NOTE: Bishop Museum postponed the opening of the silent auction in order to focus on our support of the Maui community. The auction opened at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23 and will now close at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4.

E Ulu A Pa‘a highlights the stories, people, and partners that contribute to our continued growth (ulu) and make it possible for the Museum to build a solid foundation (paʻa), as we continue to pursue our mission and serve our local and global community. 


Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family. The Museum was established to house the extensive collection of Hawaiian objects and royal family heirlooms of the Princess, and has expanded to include millions of objects, documents and photographs about Hawai‘i and other Pacific island cultures. 

Today, Bishop Museum is the largest museum in the state and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific, recognized throughout the world for its cultural collections, research projects, consulting services and public educational programs. It also has one of the largest natural history specimen collections in the world. Serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians is a primary purpose of the Museum.

Mission: Bishop Museum inspires our community and visitors through the exploration, celebration, and perpetuation of the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

Our Partners

Mahalo Nui Loa to the artists, cultural practitioners, local businesses and other donors who have generously donated their time and talent to help make this fundraiser possible:

Robin Appasamy

Kathleen Imada

Dee Jay Mailer 

Artifact Hawaii

Junco Sato Pollack

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Big Island Candies

‘Umi Kai

Maunalani Design Group

Duke’s Waikiki

Kamehameha Publishing

Na Kama Kai

Egan’s Bootcamp

[KI•ELE] Hawaii

Na Maka Kahiko

ESPACIO, The Jewel of Waikiki

Kini Zamora

Outrigger Resorts & Hotels

Momi Greene

Ko Olina Golf Club

Pasha Hawaii

Halekulani Hotel

Ko‘olau Distillery

Sue Pignataro

Halepuna by Halekulani

Kualoa Ranch

Plumeria Exclusive Designs

Stephen Haus ASLA

Kyo-ya Hotels

Prince Waikiki

Carolyn Castro Heath


Roy Sakuma Ukulele Studios

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Pamela Lipscomb

Ipolani Vaughan

Honolulu Museum of Art

Caren Loebel-Fried

Chef Mark Noguchi

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