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Ulu Hana: 25th Anniversary Pāʻina

Ulu Hana: 25th Anniversary Pāʻina

We hope that you will join us at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Monarch Ballroom for our Ulu Hana: 25th Anniversary Pāʻina on Friday, August 12th at 5:30 pm.

We look forward to sharing a lively program with you that will honor the foundation laid by our founders Jan Dill, Morris Takushi, and the late Gary Glenn, and celebrate the strides and commitment of our staff and partners over the past 25 years while highlighting our future ʻōiwi leaders.

We look forward to a night of celebration, fellowship, and inspiration to launch us vibrantly into the next 25 years!

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THE HISTORY

THE HISTORY

The Ulu Hana: Pewa Awards was founded in 2018 in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Partners in Development Foundation. The concept of “Ulu Hana” acknowledges and celebrates the work of PIDF and the transformational change our work creates within the community.

A pewa is a bow-tie-shaped patch used in traditional Hawaiian woodworking that is strategically placed along a crack on a wooden surface that prevents breaks, thus bringing unity where there was once discord.

A key component of the event, the Pewa Award recognizes an individual leader or community member who has made a significant difference in addressing and supporting critical community needs or challenges within the state of Hawaiʻi.

 

PEWA Awards

PEWA Awards

The Pewa Award recognizes an individual leader or community member who has made a significant difference in addressing and supporting critical community needs or challenges within the state of Hawaiʻi. This individual works to overcome obstacles within their community by engaging in and inspiring others to take action in areas critically needing repair. A Pewa nominee, like the pewa itself, operates with minimal recognition for their diligent efforts.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Resides in the state of Hawaiʻi
  • Exhibits PIDFʻs core values
    • Aloha - loves and respects others
    • Lōkahi - creates unity and harmony
    • Mālama - cares for and honors the community
    • Pono - exhibits moral action
    • Poʻokela - produces quality outcomes
  • Focused on creating a sustainable change for generations to come
  • History of working within their community or the state of Hawai‘i to bring together people in an effort to inspire positive change

Past Awardees

Past Awardees

Click on the images below to learn about our past Pewa Awardees.

Recent News

Recent News

Four unsung heroes recognized for their critical work in Hawaiʻi

August 5, 2021

2021 Ulu Hana: Pewa Awards will recognize four individual leaders who have made a significant difference in addressing and supporting critical community needs or challenges within the state of Hawaiʻi. Tune in for the premiere on Aug. 21 at 6p.m. on KGMB.

2019 Ulu Hana: Pewa Awards Recap

April 18, 2019

This year’s Ulu Hana: Pewa Awards took place Friday, April 12th, at the Mānoa Grand Ballroom in the Japanese Cultural Center of Honolulu. Over 300 people attended the charitable event, raising nearly $100,000 in unrestricted funding for the many programs of Partners in Development Foundation.

Entertainment Announced for 2019 Ulu Hana: Pewa Awards

April 10, 2019

Our 2019 Ulu Hana: Pewa Awards is only days away! We are excited to honor our Pewa Awardees, celebrate the community service of our programs, and happy to announce the following musical acts for the evening: