The Kekumano Award & Scholarship Benefit Dinner celebrates and perpetuates the spirit of service to others and giving back to the community. That
spirit is personified in our 2016 honoree, John K. Uekawa, general manager and president of New City Nissan and a generous community volunteer and philanthropist.
John has contributed countless hours to help develop high school sports for both boys and girls in Hawaii over the last 30 years.
For the past 12 years, John has been the head coach for the Maryknoll softball team and is a five-time ILH coach of the year. John also was active in the Maryknoll Community Center Capital Campaign, which raised the funds for the school’s $21 million gymnasium and community center that opened in 2009.
A major sponsor of the Hawaii High School Athletics Association boys and girls Basketball and Volleyball Championships, John also established a high school softball camp and a women’s “23 and under” league.
A graduate of Castle High School and the University of Hawaii, John and his wife, Sally, have three children, Heather (Maryknoll ’07); Hillary (Maryknoll ’09); Mark (Maryknoll ’13).
“John’s leadership has produced scholar athletes, many who have gone on to graduate from top universities and become the next generation of leaders.”
— Perry Martin, Maryknoll School President
5pm: Cocktails & Silent Auction
6pm: Dinner & Program
Business Aloha & Cocktail Attire
in 1927, Maryknoll School is Oahu’s largest coeducational, Catholic
School serving students from kindergarten through grade 12, enrolling
nearly 1,400 students of diverse ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic
backgrounds. Our Catholic learning environment is designed to support
all our students, nearly half of whom are not Catholic.
At Maryknoll, we instill in our students the value of social responsibility and academic rigor. Our motto, Noblesse Oblige,
means "To whom much is given, much is expected," and is the core of our
mission. Within the context of the Catholic tradition of education,
Maryknoll School educates young people in Hawaii and prepares them to
make lasting contributions to society.
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