New video of Maui hula students on summit of Haleakala

Kumu Kathy Ralar, in association with Maui hula teachers and their students, have prepared a video performance to a chant composed by Kekuhi Kanahele about Haleakala.  This amazing video includes our senior dancer, Namahina Kawabata, Kathy’s granddaughter, dancing at...

2020 Napili Kai Foundation Scholarship Awards

The Napili Kai Foundation awards $32,500 in Higher Education Scholarships The 2020 scholarship awards were presented to Foundation graduates and Napili Kai Beach Resort employee children.  Since 2001, the Foundation has awarded $268,500 in scholarships.  These...

Time for Kids Article on Kathy and the Foundation

  Or Article Featured on Time for Kids Meet Abby Rogers, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Abby is 10 years old and lives in Lahaina, Hawaii. She likes to free-dive in the ocean, and her biggest pet peeve is...

Cultural Workshop in Celestial Navigation

Guest presenter, Maleko Lorenzo, a member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and member of the Ho’Ku’lea, the outrigger canoe that completed a worldwide voyage, discussed the basics of ancient star navigation to our keiki members, family and friends.  As a result of...

COVID Creates the Need for New Teaching Methods

Our terrific Kumu (Kathy Ralar, Kalei Jaramillo, and Rance Villarimo), along with other hula teachers in the State, have become proficient in the art of teaching hula through video conferencing.  The Kumu prepare videos of themselves teaching new chants and dances and...

2019 NKF Scholarship Recipients

2019 Napili Kai Foundation was able to award over $36,000 Thanks to your help, in 2019 Napili Kai Foundation was able to award over $36,000 in annual scholarships $5000 Recipients Leah Werblun $4000 Recipients Briana Bandy Kylie InesTori Kaimana Tihada $3000...