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Mahalo to the sponsors, donors, volunteers, alumnae, friends, faculty and staff who made HOOPLA 2014: Dancing Queen, a Disco Night such a great success.

 

On Saturday, March 8, more than 320 of La Pietra’s supporters, alumnae, parents, and friends gathered on the Great Lawn for HOOPLA 2014.  An evening of wonderful entertainment, disco music, delicious food, fine wine, amazing decor, and a lavish auction netted more than $400,000 for La Pietra’s Financial Aid Program, making it the most successful HOOPLA ever!

The Great Lawn of La Pietra provided the perfect platform for a sophisticated extravaganza inspired by the fabulous 70’s and Studio 54.  Guests enjoyed the extraordinary cuisine of Chef Chai and were able to disco the night away inspired by the dancing and singing of BJORN AGAIN, an internationally acclaimed show that set the stage for a fantastic party through their much-loved musical repertoire of ABBA. Alice Guild, La Pietra’s Board Chair, motivated guests to once again give generously to the financial aid program through The Big Reach to help families afford the education their daughters deserve.

For decades, HOOPLA has been one of the premier fundraising events in Honolulu. HOOPLA was one of the first to incorporate an auction into its event and was also the first to use electronic bidding for all facets of the event.

Proceeds from HOOPLA support La Pietra’s Financial Aid Program, which provides tuition assistance for families who would not be able to attend our school otherwise. We are grateful for the tremendous support we receive through this event.

Special thanks to the event committee: Lauran Bromley ’76, Wendy Crabb, Randi Conway ’69, Debbie Weil-Manuma ’75, Megan Meyer, Jodi-Anne Yoshida, and Steven Boyle, Steven Boyle Designs, for their leadership and commitment to La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls.


VIP Table Patrons

  • Bank of Hawaii
  • Lauran '76 and Myrna Bromley *
  • Wendy and Tony Crabb *
  • Linda Fernandez
  • Elizabeth Grossman and Sharon Twigg-Smith
  • HI Luxury Magazine
  • Blair Kennedy Parry-Okeden '68
  • Deborah Weil-Manuma '75 and Frank Manuma *
* Sponsor of two or more tables

Premium Table Patrons

  • Pineapple Tweed, Piia Aarma
  • Cadinha & Co
  • Laurie Callies ‘70 and Lori Komer ‘70
  • Karen Chang
  • Randi '69 and John Conway *
  • Donahue Construction, Joe Donahue & Kerr Michaels Design
  • Sara and Peter Dudgeon
  • First Hawaiian Bank
  • Cindy Foster
  • Russell Gifford
  • Alice and Rab Guild *
  • Jennifer and Charles Kelley
  • Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts, Kelly Hoen ’75
  • Dawn and Duncan MacNaughton
  • Jason and Maile Zambuto '90 

* Sponsor of two or more tables

Benefactors & Donors

  • Gail (Carpenter) Alger '74
  • A.C. Kobayashi Family Foundation
  • Anahola Granola
  • Anne Namba Designs, Inc.
  • Arancino Corporate, Aya Inamura ‘00
  • Arthur Murray Dance Centers of Hawaii
  • Carolyn Arbuckle
  • Bess Press
  • Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
  • Big Island Candies
  • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
  • Lindsey Breeden
  • Lauran Bromley '76
  • Myrna Bromley
  • Laurie Callies '70
  • Chef Chai Chaowasaree
  • Randi Conway '69
  • Jennifer Cotton '80
  • Wendy and Tony Crabb
  • Peter Dooney
  • Sara and Peter Dudgeon
  • Egan Inoue's FIT BODY BOOTCAMP
  • Dave and D.C. Eichelberger
  • Eye Productions, Hawaii Five-0
  • Linda Fernandez
  • Friend of La Pietra
  • From the Estate of Hisashi Tanaka, grandfather of Lauren Yee '06
  • Camille Gillette
  • Grand Wailea
  • Alice and Rab Guild
  • Diane Guild '78
  • Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
  • Hawaii Opera Theatre
  • Francis and Carolyn Heath, IV
  • Hertz Rental Cars
  • HI Luxury Magazine
  • Mahina and Todd Hugo
  • Dr. Tyrie Jenkins and George Norcross
  • JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa
  • Jennifer and Chuck Kelley
  • Chef Eberhard Kintscher
  • Lori Komer ‘70
  • Jack L. Larsen
  • Le Meridien Bora Bora
  • Le Meridien Tahiti
  • Leahi Swim School, Lori Komer ’70 & Ben Komer
  • Ronald Lee
  • Nathalie Lee
  • Carol Lee-Arnold '77
  • Gail Loden
  • Dawn and Duncan MacNaughton
  • Margaret Man
  • Marsha Nadalin Salon & Spa
  • Maui Film Festival
  • Michel's at the Colony Surf
  • Montage Beverly Hills
  • Montage Deer Valley
  • Mia Lani Morissette & Randy Howard
  • Jerry and Jane Mount
  • Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery and Dorothy Mulkern ‘04
  • Nigel Lythgoe Productions
  • North Shore Surf Girls
  • Blair Kennedy Parry-Okeden '68
  • Rebecca Pietsch '69
  • Polynesian Football Hall of Fame
  • Thomas Sheeran
  • Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
  • Sheraton Waikiki Resort
  • Randall Spear
  • St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
  • St. Regis Princeville
  • Fleur Stewart
  • Sarai Stricklin ‘77
  • The Modern Honolulu
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
  • TNT Drama Series "Legends"
  • UBER
  • VIP Trans
  • Deborah Weil-Manuma '75 and Frank Manuma
  • Noelle ‘88 and Dick Wolf
  • Wolf Films
  • Dr. David Yew, Aesthetics Hawaii