E Ulu A Paʻa
Bishop Museum 2021 Fundraiser
August 19–29, 2021

Each year, Bishop Museum brings our community together to support the Museum’s mission with an annual fundraiser. In 2020, with the safety and health of our ʻohana, guests, and partners in mind, we launched our first online auction in lieu of our Annual Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Dinner. With great success, we were able to raise critical funds, reach new audiences, and come together—all in support of our Museum.  

This summer, we encourage our community to again, come together to celebrate and support the future initiatives of Bishop Museum and our shared kuleana to preserve and perpetuate our collective knowledge and wisdom which connects our island communities. 

Join us in this ten-day online fundraiser and auction—E Ulu A Paʻa—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.   

Online Auction Contributions

Your support will help bring this online auction to life and raise vital funds to ensure the Museum can continue to protect, preserve, and perpetuate the rich cultural and natural heritage of our islands for generations to come.

To donate an item, experience, or service to be included in the online auction, please complete the form via the link below by Monday, May 31, 2021.

Mahalo no kou kākoʻo ʻana.
Thank you for your support.

Bishop Museum is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization and will provide you with an acknowledgement letter upon the receipt of your contribution. Your donation is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, as no goods or services were received in exchange for your contribution.

Donate Now!

Make a donation in the amount of $25 or more and receive a Bishop Museum, E Ulu A Pa‘a 2021 3”x3” sticky pad, featuring the exclusive artwork by local artist Mark “Devour” Visaya.

To contribute, visit the link below or simply text “BishopMuseum” to phone number 56651. Follow the prompts to make and pay for your donation.

Event Sponsorship

Sponsorships are vital to the success of our fundraiser and the continued growth of the Museum. As a mahalo for your generosity, your company will receive exposure to Bishop Museum’s dedicated network of supporters, in addition to recognition as an Event Partner throughout the fundraising campaign


To learn more about event sponsorship levels and maximize the benefits, please review and complete the form via the link below by Thursday, July 1, 2021. 

Or, contact: Jennifer Onishi, Institutional Advancement, director of corporate relations at Jennifer.Onishi@bishopmuseum.org

Register To Bid

Coming Soon.

Artist Collaboration: Mark “Devour” Visaya

To further uplift our community connections and celebrate our talented local artists, this year we have partnered with Oʻahu based artist, Mark “Devour” Visaya. 

Mark created the piece titled “Unity” specifically for this year’s event.  As Mark explains, The inspiration for this piece was to convey the feeling of dedication and strength that communities express through difficult times and how by working together we can overcome any obstacle.”  A physical piece of this design will be included in the auction items and the unification of the design spread across our event collateral.

Mark Visaya is an illustrator, muralist, designer, and paint pusher from Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi.  Mark’s work originates from his childhood as a graffiti artist, and he continues to incorporate the lessons he learned into his current work to produce unique pieces of art. Gaining inspiration from his environment, different cultures, and communities, Mark continues to twist and bend the norm, which is reflected in his current interest in abstract and modern art.  

Mark is also one of the many featured local artists in the upcoming POW!WOW! The First Decade: From Hawai‘i to the World exhibition coming to Bishop Museum May 15, 2021 – September 19, 2021.

Learn more about Mark and his work:

Questions and Assistance:

For any questions, or additional assistance relating to the fundraiser campaign, please contact:
Chelsea Jackson, Institutional Advancement, special events coordinator at (808) 848.4188 or via email at chelsea.jackson@bishopmuseum.org.

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 2021 Sponsors

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. 



Hawaiian Airlines   

simplicityHR by ALTRES

Stryker Weiner & Yokota Public Relations, Inc.



First Insurance Company of Hawaii  

Hawaiian Electric   

Par Hawaii

Servco Foundation

The Queen’s Health Systems

Additional Support Provided by

Bank of Hawaii, The Gentry Companies, Lili’uokalani Trust, Morgan Stanley

The Bishop Museum 2021 Online Auction Fundraiser is in lieu of our Annual Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Dinner, the Museum’s premier gala event. Proceeds 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. 

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.