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2019 Alu Mai Auction Experiences

‘Imi Loa, Paula Fuga, and Madge Tennent

Set sail along the Kohala coast in HPA’s historic 32-foot sailboat, the ʻImi Loa, and experience the magic of Hawai‘i Island’s shoreline from the open water with seven companions. Paired with this experience is an evening at HPA’s Isaacs Art Center, recently singled out by Fodor’s guide as the best place to see art outside of Honolulu, where you and 20 guests will enjoy generous pupu and wine, with hand-selected pairings by Kamuela Liquors’ Alvin Wakayama '65. One of Hawaiʻi’s most powerful and respected live performers, Paula Fuga, will perform a private concert for you and your guests, surrounded by the great works of Madge Tennent. After what promises to be an evening you won’t soon forget,  head home with an original Madge Tennent for your own collection

  • 6 guests for sail
  • 20 additional guests for concert
  • Flexible booking based on availability
  • Must enjoy experience in the 2020 calendar year


O‘ahu by Design

Travel to beautiful O‘ahu for a weekend adventure! With five-star accommodations at Park Lane, you’ll take in Diamond Head views and modern Hawai‘i design. Head to another city vantage point and enjoy a panoramic from Tantalus (Pu‘u ʻŌhiʻa) as you experience a private tour of renown mid-century architect Vladimir Ossipoff’s most famous private home, The Liljestrand House, and conversation with Greg Warner '77, principal at Walker Warner Architects, and Ossipoff aficionado. You’ll also receive a signed copy of Dean Sakamoto’s Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff, based on the landmark exhibition he curated for the Honolulu Museum of Art of the same name, and the first signed copy of the soon to be published book sharing the story and imagery of the Liljestrand house with Bob Liljestrand.  Your coffee table will be taken to the next level with these two literary treasures!! After the tour, enjoy a hosted lunch with Robin Midkiff at the Pacific Club and an exclusive tour of their exceptional art collection. Wake up and head to SALT in Our Kaka‘ako development for coffee at Arvo and tour of Milo with Jake Mizuno '86 and Asia Leong '89, part of the vanguard of new Hawaiʻi design. As if this design destination weekend isn’t enough, you’ll take home four one-of-a-kind Knoll Eero Saarinen 72C-PC dining chairs, upholstered with original Sig Zane Hole Waimea fabric, and bring the ultimate look in Hawai‘i design to your hale!

  • 4 guests
  • Flexible booking based on availability
  • Must enjoy experience in the 2020 calendar year
  • Chairs delivered upon design completion


McCandless Ranch: Mauka to Makai

Tour classic south Kona McCandless Ranch with Max '04, Keith '75 and Cynda '75 Unger and learn about the native flora, fauna, and history of this secluded old kama‘aina homestead. Situated in the South Kona Forest Legacy Area, the ranch is home to a native forest of large `ōhi`a, koa, and sandalwood trees, at least 17 rare endemic plants, and five endangered bird species—which once included the ‘alalā, or Hawaiian crow. After your mauka hike and educational tour, off-road makai, to the remote family beach house designed by alum Aaron Spielman '95 where the ocean awaits! Take a sunset dip, enjoy a cold glass, sway to the acoustics of Kohala’s David Gomes '69, and dine together with chef Lisa Ching Barbas '00 of Twin Engine Catering. This ahupua‘a exclusive experience will reveal the magic and depth of south Kona and it’s old-time family history.

  • 10 guests
  • Flexible booking based on availability
  • Must enjoy experience in the 2020 calendar year
  • Custom options mauka: Hike, mountain e-bike, historical tour -- whatever your group would like!


Forbidden Treasures and the Valley Isle (Maui)

Travel to the Valley Isle and stay in Mike Spalding’s '66 classic Kama‘āina home overlooking Alenuihaha Channel in breathtaking Hāna. Spend your time touring and tasting with alumna Jennifer Jacobsen '04 as you explore the beauty of Kaeleku, Hāna and the organic botanicals that supply her skin and beauty line, Aloha Grown Beauty, and hunting and hiking with alumnus Pat Fischer '86. Beyond accessing some of Maui’s hidden areas and diving into some of its local secrets, you will take home the fabled treasure of the Forbidden Island with the Ni'ihau shell lei displayed in our evening’s fashion show, to forever remind you of your weekend of forbidden treasures and valley voyaging.

  • 4 guests
  • Flexible booking based on availability
  • Must enjoy experience in the 2020 calendar year

Fishing with Kevin, Kapono, and Jean

Head out to sea for a private fishing experience with Lehua (master fisherman) Kevin Nakamaru ’86. Cast, hook, fight a big one reel it in, and get it on ice! After your exclusive ocean adventure with Kevin, gather with 30 friends at the Kukio clubhouse for a dinner prepared by chef Nick Mastracusa and Elizabete Nakamaru. This surf-inspired spread will not disappoint, especially because it will be paired with a private concert from Waimea local boy, Kapono Nāʻiliʻili!! After soaking in the sounds, we invite you to take home a treasured momento: your very own custom framed serigraph Spear Thrower by fabled mid-century artist Jean Charlot.  You won’t want to miss this big catch!

  • 6 guests for fishing
  • 30 guests for private concert
  • Summer 2020 booking based on fishing season



Mahalo nui loa to all of our incredible alumni and friends who are making these experiences possible!

Lisa Ching Barbas '00           
Pat Fisher '86
Paula Fuga
David Gomes ’69
Chris Helmuth P’21 ’22
Melanie Holt and Tim Bostock P’15 ’21
Emily Hoover P’27 ’30
Mollie Hustace P’03 ’07 and Luana Lincoln P’89 ’01 '02 ’07
Isaacs Art Center
Jennifer Jacobsen '04
Asia Leong '89 and Jake Mizuno '86
Liljestrand Foundation
Nick Mastrascusa P’29
Cindy and Ron McMackin P’16 ’17 ’21 ’23 ’26
Robin Midkiff P’02
Kapono Nāʻiliʻili
Elizabete P’20 ‘23 and Kevin Nakamaru ’86 P’20 ‘23
Dean Sakamoto
Mike Spalding '66
Cynda '75 and Keith Unger ‘75
Max Unger '04 
Alvin Wakayama '65
Greg Warner '77
Sig Zane Designs ʻOhana



















November 16, 2019
5 to 10 p.m.
HPA's Upper Campus