E Ulu A Pa‘a

Bishop Museum 2020 Fundraiser

Online Auction: August 23-30, 2020

Online Auction Open

August 23-30, 2020

Online Only

Open To All

As we observe social distancing and put the safety of our community first, we can still come together. We invite you to join us for our first online fundraiser through an auction and donation campaign, as we raise critical funds to ensure that the Museum can continue to thrive as a primary resource of Hawai‘i and the Pacific, and as one of the great museums of the world.

This year, Bishop Museum celebrates with the theme E Ulu A Pa‘a, highlighting the stories, people, and partners that contribute to our continued growth (ulu) and make it possible for the Museum to build a solid foundation (paʻa) as we continue to pursue our mission and serve our local and global community.


Mahalo to all our community members who participated and donated in the E Ulu A Pa’a Online Fundraiser. Our Auction is now closed, but our donation campaign continues through September 31, 2020. 

Make a donation in the amount of $25 or more and receive an exclusive Bishop Museum, E Ulu A Pa‘a sticker designed by local artist Kris Goto! Stickers will be mailed to U.S. addresses only.

Neighboring Ulu by Kris Goto, 3″ x 3″ white vinyl sticker

Enter To Win
A Luxurious Retreat at The Kahala Hotel & Resort!

Escape the Everyday! Support Bishop Museum by entering to win a luxurious retreat at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. The lucky winner will receive a two (2) night stay in a Scenic Ocean View One-Bedroom Suite. Includes daily breakfast for two (2) at the Plumeria Beach House restaurant. For each $100 purchase, you will be entered to win this Island getaway. Must be a Hawai‘i resident and at least 21 years of age to enter.

Enter to to win by bidding on auction item #600

Mahalo to Our Sponsors



Stryker Weiner & Yokota Public Relations, Inc.


First Insurance Company of Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric

The Queen’s Health Systems

UHA Health Insurance


Bank of Hawaii Foundation

The Gentry Companies

The Kahala Hotels & Resorts

Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts


Mid-Pacific Institute

Mahalo Nui Loa to the artists, cultural practitioners and local businesses who have generously donated their time and talent to help make this fundraiser possible.

Each summer for the past 21 years, Bishop Museum has brought together the community in support of the Museum’s mission. With the safety and health of our ‘ohana, guests and partners in mind we recently made the decision to postpone our Annual Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Dinner until 2021. This August, we instead invite you to join us on our digital platforms for our first online fundraiser.

Save the date for this weeklong online fundraiser and auction as we celebrate the stories and the people that contribute to our continued growth—E Ulu A Pa‘a—as we once again bring our community together to ensure that the Museum continues to grow and thrive as a primary resource of Hawai‘i and the Pacific, and as one of the great museums of the world.

For the latest auction updates join our digital ‘ohana today!  Or join our e-newsletter to get updates on the event.

Our Auction will highlight a wide array of Hawaiian and Pacific artwork and hand-crafted materials as well as, Bishop museum one of a kind experiences and excursions.

To learn more, please contact Chelsea Jackson in our Institutional Advancement Department at 808.848.4188 or email chelsea.jackson@bishopmuseum.org.

Donate an Auction Item or Experience

To become a corporate sponsor please contact Jennifer Onishi in our Institutional Advancement Department at 808.847.8268 or email jennifer.onishi@bishopmuseum.org

Become an Event Sponsor

Proceeds from the event make it possible for Bishop Museum to preserve, protect, and perpetuate the rich cultural and natural legacy of our Islands today and for generations to come.  Bishop Museum is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible less the fair market value of goods and services received.