Yale Club of Hawaii


Welcome to the website of Yale Club of Hawaii!

Since 1965, the mission of the Yale Club of Hawaii has been to promote and foster educational, social and community relations among Yale alumni and with the Hawaii community generally.

The Club actively sponsors and co-sponsors events.  Click on Events to find out more about recent and upcoming events.  If you have an event of interest to the alumni community, please contact us at .

The Club works with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale to interview applicants from local high schools in our area and with the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) on events for alums and to give Yale Book Awards to local high schools.  Click on Programs for more information about these programs and information on how to get involved.

You are encouraged to contact us with any ideas or questions, and remember to "like" our Facebook page, as well.. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our events!

-The Yale Club of Hawaii


The Yale Club of Hawaii provides numerous ways to get involved with the local community:

Yale Day of Service

The goal of the Yale Day of Service is for Yale alumni around the globe to come together to serve their local communities.  Last year, over 3,500 Yale alumni and friends came together to work side-by-side in service all over the world.  At more than 250 sites around the world, members of the Yale community embodied the University's great tradition of service in giving back.  Local communities were changed by the Yale alumni who live and work there.

The Yale Club of Hawaii has participated in projects on Oahu and Maui, putting into practice the Hawaiian value of mālama āina, or caring for the land.  On Oahu, members of the Club assisted in the restoration and clean-up of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village at Mokuauea Island in Ke'ehi Lagoon and of a lo'i at Ka'ala Farms in Waianae. On Maui, members of the Club maintained a working lo'i, or taro patch, and restored the sacred cultivated plants of hula found in the Paeloko area.

We are always looking for additional assistance with the Club's participation in the Yale Day of Service.  Click on Events for information.  If you are interested, please contact Takio Mogi on Oahu at or Jim Langford on Maui at

Alumni Schools Committee Interviewing

The Alumni Schools Committee (ASC) invites alumni to participate in interviewing applicants - an important contribution to the admission process and a rewarding experience in its own right.   The Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides a thorough set of interview guidelines to help with the process.  Interviewers are needed in all parts of the state, and new volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to help (or know someone who might), please contact Doug Shanefield at

Yale Book Award

Each year, in coordination with the Alumni Schools Committee, the Club presents book awards to high school juniors from across the state. Award recipients are chosen by their high schools following criteria set forth by Yale University. Alumni interested in presenting an award at a high school in Hawaii should contact Grace Ryu at
Yale Alumni Community Service Fellowship

In recent years, the Club has hosted Yale Alumni Community Service Fellowships.  The Yale Alumni Community Service Fellowship program places undergraduate and graduate/professional students in paid eight-week, community service positions in cities domestically and overseas. The program provides students with the opportunity to spend a summer developing a working understanding of non-profits from many different angles, aiding others in need and offering enriching interaction with Yale alumni from all walks of life.