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Navigators Lead the Way: Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders

Navigators Lead the Way is ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY's 2023-2024 Navigator Fund campaign. Join us on a journey towards a brighter future! Your generous donation to our Navigator Fund helps us navigate the way forward, empowering students to become the leaders of tomorrow.

We believe in more than just education; we believe in empowering our students with values that will shape their journey towards success. Your contribution directly supports our mission to provide a nurturing environment where character, knowledge, and leadership skills flourish.

By donating today, you are investing in:
  • Cutting-edge educational resources
  • Enriching extracurricular programs
  • Scholarships for deserving students
  • Innovative teaching methodologies
  • Community-building initiatives

Together, Let's Set Sail Towards Excellence

Every donation, no matter the size, steers us closer to our goal. Join us in this voyage to inspire, educate, and create leaders who will make a positive impact on the world and go forward with confidence – I Mua Me Ka Ha'aheo!

Why do IPA parents give to the annual fund?

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IGNITE

Dr. Omar Abdul Ghani
IPA Parent '31

"We are lucky to have a school that is committed to educating and nurturing our children with excellent standards and core values."

We are lucky to have an excellent school like Island Pacific Academy in our West O‘ahu community, a school that is committed to educating and nurturing our children with excellent standards and core values.

Providing support to the annual fund will guarantee that the school and our students will be able to overcome any challenges and help our school fulfill its mission.

INSPIRE

Dr. Julie Andrada
IPA Parent '32

"Investing in my child’s learning program is important to me, and teaches my child the value of giving."

My child joined Island Pacific Academy in Kindergarten, and continues to benefit from the school’s various programs and services.

Donating to IPA is not only satisfying, but also directly impacts the services available.

My goal is to donate regularly to IPA each year. I hope to inspire my child to join me in creating a legacy in donating.

I encourage all families to support our school through donations as well.

love of
learning

Mark & Liza Meyermann
IPA Parents '23 & '26

"We contribute to the Annual Fund each year because we value a superior educational experience as an investment not only for our own children’s futures, but for the future of our community as well."

The school community has been instrumental in fostering our children’s academic, social, and emotional growth from kindergarten, through middle school, and now into high school.

We have placed an enormous amount of trust in IPA to guide and educate our children through all of these years, and to provide them with the tools and encouragement they need to become the very best version of themselves.

We want to see IPA thrive both now and long after our children have graduated.

Ways To Give

1) Give online here.

2) Give by mail:

Checks made payable to: Island Pacific Academy
Mail to: Island Pacific Academy, 909 Haumea Street, Kapolei, HI 96707

Annual Fund FAQS

The annual fund covers the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a student at ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY. Tuition covers about 83% of our expenses. The balance of our needed income comes from other sources, including the annual fund, which provides the largest source of that income.

To cover the actual cost of educating a student would require a significant tuition increase. Like other private schools, ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY generates its funding from a variety of sources. These include tuition, private grants, and fundraising from parents, alumni, and other community members. Tax-deductible donations to The ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Annual Fund directly offset the current year’s operating budget, thus reducing each student’s annual tuition cost and encouraging a diverse student body.

Based on enrollment and budget, the “gap” determines our annual fund goal after taking into account all of our sources of revenue. Enrollment and tuition revenue goals determine the potential operating costs for the new school year. Once school begins, actual enrollment and tuition revenue plus an estimate of other income establishes the expected revenues. This budget process sets our goal for the annual fund to bridge the gap between expected revenues and budgeted operating costs.

On average, ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY parents contribute $300 ($25 a month) to the annual fund each year. Annual fund gifts range from $25 up to our Wayfinders level gifts of $10,000 and above. If everyone gives as they are able, we can always reach our goal.

You can make your gift by submitting the IPA Annual Fund Form or you can make your pledge or gift by credit card online on the Giving page of our website.

Many employers have matching gift programs that will match your gift with company funds. The ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Annual Fund qualifies for these matches as an educational institution. Check with your employer or call in the Advancement Office at 808-674-3523 to see if your company participates in this program.

 

Yes. ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization and all gifts are tax-deductible.

While the ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Annual Fund accepts gifts throughout the year, your early gift or pledge reduces the cost of mailings and helps the school with its budgeting and cash flow. We ask families to indicate their commitment by December 31. Payment on annual fund pledges is due by the end of the school year, June 30.

You will be contacted as often as necessary to secure your participation. In addition to the financial goal, there is also a goal of 100% parent participation. This helps us greatly when we make foundation grant requests. The IPA Annual Fund is staffed with volunteer parents and grandparents, so the best gift you can make is an early commitment and prompt payment.