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Ke Alii Pauahi Foundation selects Liu

Keawe Liu has been selected executive director of Ke Alii Pauahi Foundation, the charitable support organization of Kamehameha Schools that seeks and develops new sources of income to support educational opportunities for people of Hawaiian ancestry. He will assume the leadership position on Sept. 17.

Liu comes to the foundation with 10 years of experience in fundraising. He recently served as the assistant headmaster of external relations at Hawaii Preparatory Academy. Prior to holding that position, he was the director of advancement and special projects at the school. His fundraising experience also includes seven years at Parker School in Waimea, where he served in a number of leadership roles including head of institutional advancement.

Liu was recognized by Pacific Business News as one of Hawaii’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2011, and named the Young Community Leader of the Year for his dedication to the education of youth. He is also a certified fundraising executive with CFRE International.

Born in Honolulu, Liu is a graduate of Hawaii Prep. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a master of education degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Planned Parenthood gets national award

The Planned Parenthood of Hawaii education and training team was recently honored with the 2012 Association of Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education Orchard Award. This award is given to educators that have risen to the occasion and serve as models of excellence for other organizations.

The Hawaii education and training team provides evidence-based, age-appropriate sexual health education throughout Hawaii. Members work in schools and partner with community organizations to help ensure Hawaii’s families have access to important information about sexual health. Notably, during the past year the team has worked with the University of Hawaii Centers on Disability Studies to create a culturally responsive sexual health curriculum for Hawaii’s diverse youth population. The new program, Pono Choices, uses Native Hawaiian cultural practices, activities and values to promote a connection to self and community while providing information and tools to help young people make healthy choices for the future.