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2013 Annual Report


Le Jardin Academy’s 2012 – 2013 Annual Report recognizes the individu-
als and organizations that have made a contribution to Le Jardin during
the fiscal year, July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013. We gratefully acknowledge
the donors whose generosity has helped Le Jardin, the garden in French,
grow into the nurturing and vigorous learning community it is today.
This publication celebrates their impact on transforming Le Jardin Acad-
emy from a budding one-room Preschool in Kailua into a thriving PK
through 12th Grade International Baccalaureate World School, providing
an educational experience like no other and preparing students for the
challenges and rigors of college and life in the 21st century.
Le Jardin Academy has truly blossomed over the past 52 years due to the
dedication, hard work, and vision of our Board of Trustees, administra-
tion, faculty and staff, parents, students, grandparents, alumni, surround-
ing community, and the donors listed in this report. Each contribution
greatly benefits every student and their family and demonstrates a belief
in Le Jardin’s mission and goals. We sincerely thank all of our donors for
your support in Growing the Garden.
We strive to accurately publish our donor lists, however, please contact Le
Jardin Academy’s Development Office if we have misspelled or omitted
any name. We also welcome questions or feedback regarding the infor-
mation in this report.
Development Office
808-261-0707 x1710
[email protected]
To view this report online or for further information about ways to give,


Special thanks to Alumni Coordinator Tori Langley for design, layout, and
photography. Thank you also to Le Jardin Academy Art Teacher Amy
Manso for providing all of the lily sketches seen in the report. Le Jardin
would like to further acknowledge those who submitted photos including
Cynthia Manley and Cindy Herndon, all of the article contributors, our
many editors, and everyone who had any part in making this a publication
representative of Le Jardin Academy’s unique learning environment.



Steven Ai Fred Hemmings
John Cannon Nanette P. Hutton
Matthew Chapman Shane Jackson
Leroy E. Colombe Janet A. Liang
William Deuchar Paul Marx
Joseph (Kepa) Dwight Jim Moonier
Raymond Fujii Connie Smales
Randy Grune


Lou Young, Headmaster
Vicki McNeill, High School Principal
Damian Rentoule, Middle School Principal
Majken Johansson, Lower School Principal
Francoise Akina, Junior School & Summer School Principal
Clyde Matsuura, Finance Manager
Jennifer Souza, Director of Admissions
Chi Kwok Kwok, Technology Director
Reed Olaso, Athletic Director
James Adams, Facilities Director



First off, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely
thank all of Le Jardin Academy’s parents, faculty, staff,
and administration, current and past Board of Trustees,
grandparents, alumni, and community supporters for your
generosity, hard work, and dedication in making Le Jardin a
school that we are all so very proud of. It truly takes a com-
munity to educate a child, and your financial support over
the past year has allowed Le Jardin to thrive as a place of
learning, innovation, and inspiration.
Le Jardin began the 2013-2014 school year with well over
800 students, a significant increase from years past. With a
strong student base, we entered our third year as a fully au-
thorized PK through 12th Grade International Baccalaure-
ate World School and proudly sent our first class of gradu-
ates to complete the rigorous Diploma Programme, the
capstone of the IB Primary Years Programme and Middle
Years Programme, off to colleges and universities across the
U.S. and abroad. The school’s International Baccalaureate
curriculum has thoroughly equipped our students with the
knowledge and skills required to succeed in our ever-chang-
ing world, and we are confident they will flourish in their future endeavors.
We also began the year with a new Headmaster, Lou Young, who previously served as Head of School at the
Academy of the Pacific, Upper School Head at Seabury Hall School on Maui, and has been an educator for
nearly 40 years at a number of private and public schools. Headmaster Young has been a tremendous asset to
Le Jardin and will ably lead the school into its next phase of growth.
In the coming year, Le Jardin’s vision of becoming a more sustainable learning environment will come to frui-
tion as we prepare to install a 300kwh photovoltaic solar system. Thanks to lead donations from The Clarence
T.C. Ching Foundation and the Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation, funding for the project is two-thirds
complete and installation will commence shortly after. Raising the necessary funds to maintain and move the
school forward is one of the primary functions of the Board of Trustees. We take this task very seriously and
pledge to diligently pursue opportunities to share our story and seek support for Le Jardin.
Le Jardin Academy has much to celebrate, and we look forward to the possibilities that lie ahead. Our founda-
tion is strong and our future bright thanks to your investment and commitment to providing a superior educa-
tional experience for the students of Le Jardin. We ask for your continued support of Le Jardin’s mission and
goals and your encouragement as we further grow the garden for our students to reach their highest potential.

Ray Fujii
Chairman of the Board


Turning a New Leaf LeahFreitas
Director of Development

In July of 2013, Lou Young tials is quite impressive, but what ship ability needed to progress Le
became Le Jardin Academy’s makes him the right leader for Jardin into the future. The real
new Headmaster. Headmaster Le Jardin Academy is his can-do reason Headmaster Young will be
Young comes to Le Jardin from attitude and never let it rest work a great help for Le Jardin, however,
the Academy of the Pacific where ethic. “Good, better, best, never is his heart. When asked what he
he served as Head of School for let it rest until your good is bet- hopes to accomplish at LJA, while
three years. ter and your better best,” quoted most would tout a list of ideas
Headmaster Young at an assem- and things to change, Headmaster
While most would be quite bly on the first day of school. Young simply answered, “I want
overwhelmed with getting up to Teachers posted the quote in their Le Jardin to be a place where
speed and taking over lead reins classrooms as a daily reminder everyone can self-actualize and be
to a school with over 800 students and students excitedly approached the best for the world and them-
experiencing tremendous growth, Headmaster Young throughout selves. If I can help the school
the task appeared manageable for the week reciting the poignant solidify that kind of atmosphere
Headmaster Young as he is no proverb. With one phrase, Head- and inspiration, then I will feel like
stranger to change or adapting to master Young was able to spark I really helped.”
new environments. He has been within faculty, staff, and students
an educator for nearly 40 years the desire and drive to work hard Headmaster Young’s heart
at over 5 different schools, both and do their very best this school is one of love for the students,
public and private, day schools year. With one saying, he was able encouragement for the faculty
and boarding schools. He is a to lead Le Jardin down a path full and staff, and extreme passion
math teacher, but has also taught of hope and brimming with pos- for education and learning. He
computer science and psychology, sibilities. shows vision and determination
served as Director of Admissions tempered with open-mindedness,
at Robert Louis Stevenson School As a highly decorated football collaboration, and compassion.
in Pebble Beach, California, Dean and lacrosse player and coach, He recognizes that we must all
at Choate Rosemary Hall School receiving several Coach of the work together as a team, a school,
in Wallingford, Connecticut, and Year honors, achieving four State and a community to help Le Jardin
Upper School Head at Seabury Championship titles, and even a Academy grow to its full potential
Hall School on Maui. feature in Sports Illustrated, there and blossom into one of the pre-
is no doubt Headmaster Young mier schools of Hawaii, the nation,
Headmaster Young has worn has the kind of grit and leader- and the world.
many hats and his list of creden-


Majored in Psychology at Coached Lacrosse at Woodstock Union Yn
High School in Vermont where his team
was State Champions four years in a row.

Dartmouth College. Is married to his wonderful wife Jean,

Who is Lou?andtheproudfatherofthreesons.

Loves to do impressions including Passionate about sports
Yoda, Colombo, The Godfather, and traveling.
and Mickey Mouse to name a few.

Named NFHS Northeastern Featured in the July 12, 1999
United States Lacrosse Coach Sports Illustrated Faces in the
of the Year in 2000. Crowd.

Enjoys acting and Won the 1997 National
performed in a number Science Foundation Presi-
of productions. His favorite dential Award for the State
roll to play is Oscar from of Vermont. Attended the
The Odd Couple. week-long celebration in
Washington D.C. and met,
then President, Bill Clinton.


New Lower School Principal
Lori Shigehara Sprouts Change
Lower School Vice Principal

Brooke Bailey

PYP Coordinator

The Lower School has a and their son in Junior Kindergar-
new sprout in its garden ten this school year) and actively
of learners. Coming from participating with Le Jardin’s Soc-
the cold climate of Sweden to cer Academy.
the tropical islands of Hawaii, Le
Jardin’s new Lower School Princi- Majken has worked as a teach-
pal, Majken Johansson, is bring- er for over twelve years in Beverly
ing beautiful ideas and vision to Hills, Singapore and Sweden.
Le Jardin Academy. She and her Before migrating her way to Le
husband believe in the school Jardin Academy, her last position
mission of encouraging students was working as the PYP Princi-
to lead balanced, healthy lives and pal/Coordinator at the Interna-
to care about creating a peace- tional School of Helsingborg in
ful world. They have eagerly Sweden. It is her firm belief that
embraced Le Jardin’s community, the culture of the school’s com-
joining the school as parents munity is crucial, and she expects
(their daughter is in Kindergarten a culture characterized by clear
communication and transpar-

ency, as well as a dedication to
improvement and sustainable

The landscape of Le Jardin’s
Lower School is beginning to
look different already. Students
are developing a close relation-
ship with Mrs. Johansson as a
fun and competitive adult who is
interested in what they are do-
ing and learning. At Friday Flag,
students are being showcased
for their examples of student-
initiated action and the ways they
exhibit the IB Learner Profile
traits. Mrs. Johansson cares about
the students as individuals and
picks two in each class per semes-
ter to either have lunch with her
or challenge her in a task chosen
by the student. These are unique
opportunities meant to make stu-
dents feel special and supported.

Parents are also getting to
know Majken through the Parent
Book Club she instituted which
takes place on Tuesday mornings.
The purpose of the book club is
to foster strong relations between
Majken and the Lower School
parents, but also to discuss ideas
on learning, teaching, and parent-
ing so as students, parents, and
educators we can all participate
in an encouraging and dynamic
learning environment. The group
recently finished John Barell’s
Did You Ever Wonder? and will
read Mindset by Carol Dweck next

Just as people, plants and
animals all depend upon each
other to grow and flourish, we are
excited that Majken has rooted
herself here at Le Jardin Acad-
emy. We look forward to her culti-
vating our nutrient-rich garden
of seedling keiki and linking the
many facets of our community.


Building a Brighter Future

Leah Freitas Last school year, as one fixtures and bulbs with more ef-
Director of Development of their units in Biology, ficient models, etc. While adopt-
Le Jardin Freshmen did ing better practices is beneficial,
a project on the school’s the students found that changing
energy consumption. Each group its energy source would have the
conducted an energy audit on one greatest impact on Le Jardin’s
of the buildings on campus, cal- energy consumption as well as
culating light fixtures, noting light environmental footprint.
bulb variety and wattage, counting
outlets in use, and measuring air Currently, Le Jardin’s power
conditioning levels. They dis- source is generated by burning
covered that the school uses over fossil fuels like oil and coal which
600kwh of energy monthly and releases carbon dioxide into the
has an average monthly electric atmosphere and changes the
bill of $18,000, which makes up earth’s climate. Scientists have as-
a large percentage of the school’s tonishing data that clearly links the
operating costs. use of fossil fuels with our rising
sea levels, severe weather, dying
They learned that the school reefs, and the extinction of many
can reduce its energy usage and of our animal species.
costs by adjusting its habits:
turning off lights, turning down In response to the extensive re-
air conditioning, replacing light search of our students, Le Jardin is
making strides toward incorporat-

A rendering of the commemorative sign that will be displayed Headmaster Young proudly received a $400,000 check from
on campus in honor of Le Jardin’s Learning Powered by Solar members of the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation Board.
Campaign donors. Pictured, left to right, Kenneth Okamoto, Peter Ng, John K. Tsui
(Chairman of The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation), Louis Young
(Headmaster of Le Jardin Academy), Catherine Ching, R. Stevens


Support Le Jardin’s Learning Powered by Solar Campaign

Le Jardin Academy is ready to become a more sustainable learning environment. We have raised over
$800,000 for the installation of a solar photovoltaic system and are motivated to raise the final $400,000.
Now is the time to take part in this extraordinary project. Support clean energy solutions, integration of
green practices into Le Jardin’s daily operations, and learning opportunities for our students.

Make your gift today by contacting Le Jardin Academy’s Development Office at 808-261-0707 x1710 or
[email protected].

ing more energy efficient solutions ceremony on September 6, 2013 in will occur in phases as funding is
and becoming an environmentally Le Jardin’s gymnasium. The entire received, and the school is aiming
friendly campus. Le Jardin Acad- K through 12 student body along to complete the initial installation
emy has also committed to install- with faculty, staff, Board of Trust- by summer 2014.
ing a 300kwh solar photovoltaic ees, and parents were in attendance
system. Such a system would not to commemorate the occasion Le Jardin Academy is greatly
only reduce the school’s energy and enjoyed a Chinese lion dance, appreciative of The Clarence T.C.
usage and costs by half, saving the a nod to Clarence T.C. Ching’s Ching Foundation, Joseph and
school over $100,000 annually, Chinese heritage, student speakers, Vera Zilber Family Foundation,
it will reduce Le Jardin’s carbon and the very exciting check presen- and all of its Learning Powered by
footprint and allow the school to tation which spurred cheers and a Solar Campaign donors for helping
do its part in providing a clean and standing ovation by students. Le Jardin build a brighter future.
healthy environment for future Le Jardin is extremely excited to
generations to enjoy. The school hopes to raise the re- integrate a clean energy source and
maining funds through grants from green energy solutions into the dai-
Thanks to lead donations from foundations and corporations as ly operation of Le Jardin Academy,
The Clarence T.C. Ching Founda- well as through its Learning Pow- not only for the apparent environ-
tion and Joseph and Vera Zilber ered by Solar Campaign, a drive mental and cost advantages, but to
Family Foundation, Le Jardin launched in conjunction with the apply our mission of developing
Academy has already raised over school’s Annual Giving Campaign knowledgeable, responsible and
$800,000 for the $1,200,000 proj- where donors can designate their caring young people of character
ect. The generous gifts were cel- annual gifts to solar. The instal- who help to create a more peaceful
ebrated with a check presentation lation of the photovoltaic system and sustainable world.


Growing with the Community

Cynthia Manley

TDirector of Public Relations
he saying, “It takes a vil-
lage to raise a child,” is
crystal clear in its mes-
sage. Our communities after all,
are where we spend our lives, so
integration and participation are
vital to a child’s health, happiness,
and growth.

There are many reasons for
developing school, family and
community relationships. The
connection helps cultivate school
programs, nurture school climate,
provide family support and en-
courage parent leadership. Get-
ting involved and growing with
the community has proven to be
a positive direction for Le Jardin
Academy. Students are not only
able to interact with and learn
from local businesses and busi-
ness leaders, they are provided
the opportunity to understand
and appreciate their surrounding

Le Jardin has planted the seeds
of community involvement by
participating in events like Cool
Kailua Nights, Kailua Brunch
Fest, the Kaneohe Christmas
Parade, Kailua 4th of July Parade,
Windward Ho’olaule’a, I Love
Kailua Town Party, and Light Up
Kailua. In addition to events, Le
Jardin’s students are servicing the
community. They have engaged
in beach cleanups and helped
clear areas of vegetation at the
Kawainui Marsh bird ponds. Most
recently, Lower School families
collected over 1,300 pounds of
non-perishable food items at the
Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center
in an event called The Gift of


Giving to benefit the Hawaii Food caretakers at Sea Life Park, and the President of the Kailua Chamber
Bank. High School art students annual Aloha Gymfest, a multi-day of Commerce.
designed and painted large murals gymnastics tournament featuring
which were displayed at the Kailua gymnasts from all over the world. Water the plants and they will
fire station during the month of Le Jardin’s growth with the com- grow. Building relationships of
October as part of an island-wide munity also manifests through mutual support, cooperation, and
effort for National Fire Awareness the Windward Business Mixer, an responsibility between individuals
Month. annual event held at Le Jardin that and groups is the water to ensure
includes a tour of the campus, a healthy garden. By clearing
To further learn about their performances by LJA’s Jazz Band, Kawainui Marsh, participating in
community, Le Jardin’s 5th grade and networking opportunities for parades, and highlighting local
LJA News Team reports on local attendees from around the island businesses and events through a
businesses and activities includ- including the Commander of 5th grade news program, Le Jardin
ing the new Bricks and Minifigs Marine Corps Base Hawaii and the Academy is watering the garden
store in Kailua, the trainers and and helping our community grow.


A Garden in Bloom

Le Jardin graduates its first IB Diploma class


Vicki McNeill dents to question popular claims and they have the ability to reason
that lack supporting evidence and and to be open minded. These
AHigh School Principal to act and think like real scientists. are some of the very traits IB has
s the 51 members of Le They are expected to make con- included in its Learner Profile and
Jardin Academy’s Class of nections between science in the for which IB schools strive to in-
2013 crossed the stage to classroom and science in the real still in their students. The parents
receive their diploma on gradua- world!” While the majority of IB and students in attendance that
tion night, each parent sighed in schools around the world use the evening were excited to have Le
relief, each teacher felt a weight IB for their gifted and talented Jardin’s IB program so validated
lift, and each graduate walked with students, Le Jardin decided to by a college representative.
an extra stride of confidence and make the program mandatory for In May, DP students around
pride. The passage from one end all of its students believing that the world sit for exams in their
of the stage to the other not only they deserved to experience what six subjects. As with AP exams,
characterized the journey that many educators believe is today’s the results are not known until
is High School or the beginning best college preparatory program. the middle of July at which point
of a new life in college for our
graduates; it represented Le Jardin “There is no better college preparatory
Academy graduating its FIRST program available to High School students
class to complete the Interna- than the International Baccalaureate.”
tional Baccalaureate Diploma
Programme. It symbolized over “There is no better college the IB Organization awards the
10 years of re-organizing classes, preparatory program available to official IB diplomas to students
re-writing curriculum, re-training High School students than the meeting their requirements. Nor-
teachers, and re-thinking student International Baccalaureate,” as- mally, for an IB school taking the
assessment. It signified years of serted Scott Liedtke, Le Jardin’s DP tests for the first time, only
hard work by our administration, Director of College Counseling. 10% of their students receive the
faculty, parents, and students mag- Recently the Director of Admis- IB diploma. In Le Jardin’s case,
nificently coming to fruition. June sions from the University of Colo- 24 out of our 51 Seniors, 47%
6, 2013 was a truly momentous rado spoke at Le Jardin’s Junior of the class, received the full IB
day for Le Jardin Academy and its Parent Night. He noted that col- diploma and began to hear from
community of educators, learners, leges highly regard the IB program their colleges and universities
and supporters. as students who have completed about receiving college credits
the Middle Years Programme and for their IB marks. The first we
The International Baccalaure- Diploma Programme tend to be heard was a phone call from a dad
ate Diploma Programme (DP) is a exceptionally prepared for the who had just been informed by
highly recognized college prepara- rigors of college academics. He the University of Oregon that his
tory program and the capstone of explained that the state of Colo- son received 21 credits for his IB
the Primary Years Programme and rado requires Colorado colleges to work! He was over the moon as
the Middle Years Programme. It grant 28 credits to students who this represented $12,768 in tuition
is comprised of 6 subjects studied apply and have earned the IB di- money. Then an email from an
over the Junior and Senior years, a ploma, meaning their entire Fresh- excited graduate bound for Colo-
4,000 word college level research man year is nearly exempt. He rado State. They informed him
paper, 150 hours in projects made it very clear that the main he received 31 credits valued at
related to creativity, action, or thing colleges find attractive about $36,177! The next was an email
service (CAS), and a class called IB students is that they overtly from a single mom who had just
the Theory of Knowledge which possess the traits that are required been told that her daughter had
has students question what knowl- for students to be successful in received Sophomore status again
edge is and how it can be acquired. college life. They have excellent at the University of Oregon,
For instance, “IB science classes,” communication skills, they are exempting her Freshman year and
commented DP Biology teacher inquiring, principled and caring, all related fees. Our two students
Dr. Lisa Privitera, “encourage stu-


attending the University of South- 1.5 million dollars. deserved by the Class of 2013,
ern California received 22 credits It has been a long and hard their parents and family, and Le
saving each family $36,000 in tu- Jardin’s dedicated faculty! Le
ition money. In total, our Seniors road to become a Pre-Kinder- Jardin’s graduation stage will never
were awarded over 300 hours of garten through 12th Grade In- be just a stage, but a symbol of Le
college credit for either earning ternational Baccalaureate World Jardin’s accomplishments in IB,
the IB diploma or for scoring well School and to graduate our first and the crossing of that stage by
on the individual exams. This was class to complete the Diploma our graduates will always hold a
wonderful news to parents who Programme, but it has all paid off much greater meaning. Congratu-
were already happy to see our as our students are achieving great lations to Le Jardin Academy’s
scholarship awards double to over success. Sighs of relief, weights Class of 2013!
lifted, and strides of pride…well

“One of the most important lessons that students learn from their
engagement with the learner profile in an IB program is that the pro-
cess of learning is as important as the product of learning. For example,
while pursuing knowledge it is important to be open-minded, one of
the Learner Profile attributes, about the process by which we acquire
knowledge. Learning is about actively seeking alternate perspectives.
It is about asking questions regarding the context within which knowl-
edge has been generated. By focusing on this process of learning, we
come to understand that the way we learn ultimately affects the quality
of what we learn.”

- Damian Rentoule, Middle School Principal


“With the IB program, we are not so inter-
ested in teaching the facts, but are focused
on encouraging students to wonder and find
ways to respond to their questions. Teachers
facilitate learning so our students can develop
their own ideas and draw conclusions through
activities such as brainstorming, participat-
ing in experiments, performing tasks, solving
problems, engaging in discussions, and reflect-
ing on experiences. Students are actively
engaged in the learning process versus receiv-
ing content passively.
Another component of the IB program at the
Junior School level is character development
where we aim to develop students who are
respectful and caring members of their com-
munity and environment. Children learn to
respect boundaries, materials, and others.
They practice taking turns, waiting patiently,
solving conflicts independently, sharing
materials, becoming independent, working
together, building relationships, maintaining
friendships, and celebrating successes and
accepting mistakes.”
- Francoise Akina, Junior School Principal


Annual Giving Campaign

The Annual Giving Campaign is Le Jardin Academy’s most important yearly fundraising
drive. Funds raised help Le Jardin respond to program needs and contribute to the por-
tion of Le Jardin’s operating budget not covered by tuition. Gifts to the Annual Giving
Campaign pay for scholarships, professional development, program expenses, facility
enhancements, and overall support services, making a great difference in the vitality of
the school and providing additional enrichment opportunities for students. Beginning
in 2009, Le Jardin began recognizing giving excellence by creating giving levels. We are
privileged and proud to honor our 2012 – 2013 Annual Giving Campaign donors at the
following giving levels.


Principal’s Club

The Principal’s Club honors extraordinary donors who make leadership contributions of $5,000 or
more to Le Jardin Academy’s Annual Giving Campaign.

We are profoundly grateful to Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Robitaille for their support of Le Jardin’s mission and goals in 2012 – 2013.

Fleur de Lis Club

The Fleur de Lis Club celebratesdonors whose gifts to Le Jardin’s 2012–2013 Annual Giving Campaign
total $1,000 – $4,999, supporting the school’s core efforts of providing an exemplary educational
experience for its students. Thank you to the 18 members of the Fleur de Lis Club for their
dedication to Le Jardin Academy this past year.

Mr. Steven Ai Mr. & Mrs. Kenn Green
Mr. Adrian Allan Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Hickox
Dr. & Mrs. Glenn Bessinger Mr. Medford Dyer & Ms. Masu Kusume Dyer
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Steven Maero
Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Choy Mr. & Mrs. Dean W.W. McGill
Mr. & Mrs. Terry Christensen Ms. Mollie Richardson
Mr. & Mrs. Rick Crago Mr. James Warren & Mrs. Michele Warren
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Ellis Mr. & Dr. Paul Weisenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Ray Fujii Mr. & Dr. Eric Wilson

Bulldog Club

Le Jardin Academy’s Bulldog Club recognizes those who make donations of $500 – $999. The 2012
– 2013 Bulldog Club includes these 25 members, to whom we are greatly appreciative for their
thoughtful contributions to Le Jardin Academy.

Dr. Mark Caspers & Dr. Elaine Allwine-Caspers Mr. James Moonier & Dr. Lisa Marten
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Chang Mr. Alvin Ngo & Mrs. Kimm Goshi
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Christensen Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Piper
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Clawson Mr. & Mrs. Kivalu Ramanlal
Mr. William Deuchar Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rohr
Dr. & Mrs. John Donkervoet Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Schaberg
Mr. Joseph Dwight Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Shohet
Mr. Steven Hinaga & Ms. Judith Fitzgerald Mr. & Mrs. Fred Smales
Mr. & Mrs. James Hershey Mr. & Mrs. James Swoish
Mr. & Mrs. George Hutton Mrs. Dana Takushi
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Marx Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Uemoto
Mr. Clyde Matsuura Mr. & Mrs. Jack Wehrly
Mrs. Aiko Miyatake

Blue & White Club

The Blue & White Club acknowledges the generous donors whose gifts to Le Jardin Academy’s
Annual Giving Campaign total $100 – $499. As our largest donor group with 164 members in 2012
– 2013, we extend a big thank you to these donors for their commitment to educational excellence at
Le Jardin.

Mr. & Mrs. John Ah Chick Mr. & Mrs. Mark Giblin
Mr. & Mrs. Hiram Akamine Mr. Ed Gingras
Mr. & Mrs. Armand Akina Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Goshi
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Amport Mr. & Mrs. Ron Graham
Mr. & Mrs. Jules Aronson Mr. & Mrs. Murray Grune
Ms. Susan Ashford Mr. & Mrs. Randy Grune
Ms. Brooke Bailey Mr. & Mrs. John Harris
Mr. & Mrs. John Bartosh Dr. Scott Hashimoto & Dr. Kara Beth Yano
Ms. Malia Batey Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Hayashi
Mr. & Mrs. David Begley Mr. & Mrs. Heath Hemmings
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Belnap Ms. Jean Hickox
Ms. Leslie Bingham Mr. Guy Hicks & Ms. Julie Larson-Hicks
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Black Mr. Stanley Hughes & Ms. Tricia Medeiros
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Botelho Ms. Grace Humerickhouse
Ms. Dawn Bridgman Mr. & Mrs. Troy Inouye
CPT & Mrs. Eric Brown Ms. Patricia Anne Ishimaru
Dr. Stephen Buck & Mrs. M. Janann Gallagher-Buck Mr. Shane Jackson & Mrs. Michelle Garcia
Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Bwy Mr. Zachary Jones & Ms. Janet Liang
Mr. & Mrs. John Cannon Mrs. Mary Jossem
CPT & Mrs. Frederick Capria Mr. Glendale Kanahele
Dr. & Mrs. Matthew Chang Mrs. Toby Kapahu
Mr. Marc Cloney & Mrs. Hilda Montoya Mr. & Mrs. Norman Kass
Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Colombe Mr. & Mrs. Gabby Kawelo
Mr. Kevin Comcowich & Mrs. Maile McLaughlin Ms. Luana Kawelu
Mr. & Mrs. Sean Connors Mr. Gary Kikuchi & Mrs. Theresa Greaney
Mr. & Mrs. Wells Cummings Mr. & Mrs. Robert King-Andia
Mr. David Curry Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Koki
Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Dela Cruz Mr. & Mrs. Kingsley Koki
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Desilets Mr. & Mrs. William Kominek
Dr. & Mrs. Chuck Dietrich Mr. & Mrs. Shozo Kurokawa
Ms. Robbie Dingeman Mr. & Dr. Robert Kurosu
Ms. Julie Do Mr. Chi-Kwok Kwok
Mr. & Mrs. John Doyle Ms. Pamela Lake
Dr. & Mrs. Jeremy Edwards Ms. Marilyn Larson
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ehrhorn Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Latronica
Ms. Claudia Evenschor Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lau
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Fachan Ms. Andrea Lee-Tam
Mr. & Mrs. John Ferandin Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Lefforge
Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Foster Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Liedtke
Ms. Suzie Gamble Mr. John Loengard
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gibbons Mr. & Mrs. William Loose


Dr. & Dr. Jeremy Lum Mr. & Mrs. Eric Schatz
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Lumley Mr. & Mrs. Edward Schultz
Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Luke Ms. Lori Shigehara
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Matsumura Ms. Mildred Shimizu
Ms. Melody Maxwell Mr. & Mrs. Robert Shoemaker
Mr. & Mrs. Angus McBain Mr. Lee Sichter & Dr. Carol Nowak
Mr. & Mrs. Coley McClendon Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Simmons
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew McDermott Mr. & Mrs. Hudson Slay
Mr. & Mrs. Dave McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Ayad Sodetani
Mr. & Mrs. Lionel Medeiros Dr. Emese Somogyi
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Miranda Mr. & Mrs. Martin Souza
Ms. Carol Miyahara Ms. Melissa Stark
Dr. & Mrs. Cary Miyahara Mr. & Mrs. Kendrick Sue-Ako
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Moriyama Mrs. Betty Sugarman
Mr. & Mrs. Ray Moss Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Tanaka
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Nakagawa Mrs. Kathy Thomas
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Nakagawa Mr. & Mrs. James Tom
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Nakayama Mr. & Mrs. Mark Tom
Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Ngo Mr. Tad Grenert & Ms. Amy Tousman
Dr. Peter Nicholson Mr. & Mrs. Marc Trimmer
Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Nishida Mr. & Mrs. Yukio Uyehara
Mr. & Mrs. Javier Noacco Mr. & Mrs. Eric van Bergeijk
Ms. Dana Nottage Mr. & Mrs. Michael Venezia
Mr. & Mrs. Dante Oliva Mr. & Mrs. Peter Vincent
Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Onouye Dr. Robert Wahl
Mr. Craig Oswald & Mrs. Daryl Smith-Oswald Ms. Irene Wakatsuki
Mr. Richard Otte Dr. & Mrs. Stuart Wakatsuki
Mr. & Mrs. Rory Otto Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm Ward
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Oviedo Mr. & Mrs. Mark Wasielewski
Mr. & Mrs. Ku'uhaku Park Mr. & Mrs. Herb Webb
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Piper Ms. Diana Wehrly
Mr. Richard Powlesland Ms. Kathie Wells
Dr. Richard Pyle & Dr. Lisa Privitera Mr. & Mrs. Alan White
Mr. & Mrs. John Reilly Mr. & Mrs. Michael Williams
Ms. Brianna Roberts Ms. Mindy Winger
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Robison Mr. & Mrs. Lee Woodward
Mr. & Mrs. Alberto Rodriguez Dr. & Mrs. Eric Yee
Ms. Alyssa Rovner Mr. & Mrs. Richard Yoon
Mrs. Katherine Saavedra Mr. & Mrs. Alvin You
Mr. & Mrs. Jamie Sadler Mr. & Mrs. Stan Zagorski
Mr. & Mrs. Chad Sbragia Dr. Richard Zoraster & Dr. Ina Van Hest


Windward Club

The Windward Club commends those donors whose Annual Giving Campaign gifts range from $50
to $99 for the fiscal year. Mahalo to the members of the Windward Club for their considerate contri-
butions to Le Jardin in 2012 – 2013.

Mr. & Mrs. Willard Ambrose Mr. & Mrs. Edward McKay
Ms. Victoria Avena Mr. & Mrs. Robin Medeiros
Ms. Heather Barton Mr. & Mrs. Don Miyaji
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Braun Mr. & Ms. Peter Moss
Mr. & Mrs. Greg Brossier Mr. & Mrs. David Murakami
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Butala Mr. Herbert Nakagawa
Mr. & Mrs. David Cadis Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Olayan
Mr. & Mrs. Giorgio Caldarone Mr. & Mrs. Frank Oliva
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Christy LCDR & Mrs. Justin Orlich
Dr. Janine Clifford Mr. & Mrs. Bill Pendry
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Cobb-Adams Mr. & Ms. J.W. Perkins
Mr. Andrew Cole & Ms. Krista Hopkins-Cole Mr. Hans Ramm & Ms. Suchi Psarakos
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Conroy Ms. Leilani Pyle
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Crabtree Dr. Bo Qiu & Dr. Laurel Rhodes
Dr. & Dr. Walter Creed Mr. & Mrs. Ricardo Ravelo
Mr. David DeLima Mr. & Mrs. Damian Rentoule
Mr. Oliver Donkervoet Mr. & Mrs. Jerrod Schreck
Mrs. Kathy Erwin Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Shelbourne
Mr. & Mrs. Detley Even Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Shuman
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Fletcher Mrs. Deborah Smith
Dr. & Mrs. Patrick Garman Mrs. Elizabeth Smith
Col & Mrs. Jonathan Goff Mr. & Mrs. Christian Spies
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Granadosin Mr. Michael Steiner & Mrs. Donna Ambrose
Mr. & Mrs. James Grimm Mr. & Mrs. David Swirsky
Ms. Pamela Harper Mr. & Mrs. Gary Tanouye
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Heckman Mr. & Mrs. Leo Valentine
Dr. & Mrs. Donald Helman Mr. Trent Ward & Ms. Laura Simmons
Mr. David Henkin & Ms. Jessica Wooley Mr. & Mrs. Sam Washburn
Mr. Ronald Hetzler & Ms. Wendy Botelho Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Wendell
Mr. & Mrs. David Kenway Dr. & Mrs. Brian White
Mr. James Kai & Ms. Joyceline Lee Mr. & Mrs. John Williams
Mr. & Mrs. Kaha’i Logan Mr. & Mrs. Scott Yamashiro
Dr. & Mrs. Mark Looper Mr. & Mrs. Neal Yokota
Mrs. Andria Macdonald Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Yoshida
Mr. Corey Marks Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Yoshiki
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Mato



Capital Campaign

Le Jardin Academy is always looking to improve its facilities and provide the most comfortable and
efficient learning environment for its students. In 2005, due to the development of our High School
and the need for additional space, Le Jardin embarked on a Capital Campaign to build a Middle and
High School library, 18 classrooms including state-of-the-art science labs, and a Gymnasium equipped
with office space, locker rooms, and a weight room and dance studio. Le Jardin has received many
very kind donations over the years for the expansion of our campus, and we are deeply grateful to our
2012 – 2013 Capital Campaign donors listed below for their continued support of Le Jardin’s growth.

Chung Kun Ai Foundation
Harold K.L. Castle Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hemmings
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Moriyama
Mr. Mark Recktenwald & Dr. Gailynn Williamson


Scholarship & Financial Aid

Le Jardin Academy is proud to have awarded over $725,000 of financial aid and scholarship to over
150 students for the current school year. We are deeply grateful to our 2012 - 2013 scholarship and
financial aid donors below for their commitment to education and for giving us the opportunity to
provide a Le Jardin education to more very deserving and talented students.

The Cades Foundation
G.N. Wilcox Trust
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Godlewski
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc
McInerny Foundation
Schuler Family Foundation
Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Shohet

Other Gifts

While gifts to the Capital Campaign support facility improvements and gifts to the Annual Giving
Campaign augment operational costs, Le Jardin often receives gifts for special projects and specific
program needs. Le Jardin Academy applauds the donors listed below for their generosity and abun-
dant support in 2012 – 2013.

Mr. Steven Ai Dr. & Mrs. Robert LaReaux
Aikahi Dental Ms. Cynthia Manley
Mr. Adrian Allan Ms. Rachael Marks
Aloha Rentals Mr. & Mrs. Paul Marx
Ms. Susanne Ball LTC & Mrs. Richard Mathews
Bishop Street Commercial LLC Mr. & Mrs. Matthew McDermott
Mr. & Mrs. Lyndall Blackmon Mr. James Moonier & Dr. Lisa Marten
Mr. Daniel Braun Mr. & Mrs. Steven Nakase
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Carlbom Dr. & Mrs. Dean Nelson
Mr. & Mrs. David Carmody Ocean View Dental
Castle Medical Center LTC & Mrs. Christopher Oliver
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Oshiro
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Coffman Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Francis Cofran Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Pederson
Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Colombe Mr. & Mrs. Jamie Sadler
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Curtin The Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation
Mr. William Deuchar Ms. Karyn Shaunnessy
Mr. Joseph Dwight Mr. Lee Sichter & Dr. Carol Nowak
Feather & Fur Veterinary Clinic Ms. Christina Simmons & Mr. Eduardo Moreno
LTC & Mrs. Jeffrey Foundas Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Simmons
Mr. & Mrs. Ray Fujii Ms. Barbara Smith
Hawaii Community Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Steven Spengler
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Tabios
HEI Charitable Foundation Mrs. Dana Takushi
Honolulu 5K Target Corporation
Mr. Stephen Hopkins & Mrs. Kathleen McGovern-Hopkins CPT & Mrs. Michael Taylor
Hott Fitness Mr. & Mrs. Axel Thelen
Mr. Shane Jackson & Mrs. Michelle Garcia Lt & Mrs. Michael Uherek
Mr. & Mrs. LeRoy Jenkins Westat
Jhamandas Watumull Fund Mr. Van Whiteman & Ms. Susan Dorsey
Mr. Zachary Jones & Ms. Janet Liang Wild Kids Hawaii
Kaho‘omiki Mr. & Mrs. Michael Williams
Kama‘aina Dental Associates, Inc. Windward Community Federal Credit Union
Dr. & Mrs. David Kuchenbecker Windward Ho‘olaulea


Passport to the World Fundraising Gala

Every Spring Le Jardin Academy holds its annual Passport to the World Fundraising Gala to garner
support for its Capital Campaign. The 2013 event was a throwback to the 1940’s romantic era of
flight with a stewardess dressed in period costume handing out in-flight snack packs of macadamia
nuts and coffee, and also a premier lounge where guests indulged in a wine and chocolate tasting.
Guests traveled around the world with a Japanese harp performance, Brazilian Capoeira dancing, a
Vegas-style show, and finally ended the evening back in Hawaii with the beautiful Hawaiian music
of Hi‘ipoi. Passport to the World was a spectacular night of dining, entertainment, and fundrais-
ing as guests entered to win a weekend getaway at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa or an
Ala Moana Shopping Center shopping spree and fanatically bid for the opportunity to support Le
Jardin’s Learning Powered by Solar Campaign. Thanks to the generosity and encouragement of the
donors, sponsors, and supporters below, Le Jardin Academy raised over $80,000 through Passport
to the World.

Event Donors Table Sponsors

Ala Moana Shopping Center Bank of Hawaii
Big Island Candies Bishop Street Commercial LLC
Creative Fundraising Solutions LLC BlackSand Capital, LLC
Fujioka’s Wine Blue Hawaii Investments
Homeworks Construction, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. John Cannon
Honolulu Coffee The Matthew Chapman Family
Mr. & Mrs. George Hutton Chun Kerr Dodd Beaman & Wong
Mr. Zachary Jones & Ms. Janet Liang City Mill Company, Ltd.
Kaneohe Ranch CW Associates
Madre Chocolate First American Title
Manoa Chocolate First Hawaiian Bank
Roberts Hawaii Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Griswold
Stage Restaurant Mr. & Mrs. Randy Grune
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Honolulu HomeLoans
John H. Connors Insurance
Solar Donors Town Realty of Hawaii, Inc.
King Family
Mr. Steven Ai Kobayashi Group LLC
Mr. Adrian Allan Lemke, Chinen & Tanaka CPA, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. John Cannon The MacNaughton Group
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Chapman Matson
Mr. & Mrs. David Charles Painting Industry of Hawaii
Mr. William Deuchar Mr. & Mrs. Dean Spagnoli
Mr. & Mrs. Ray Fujii Mr. & Mrs. James Steiner
Mr. & Mrs. George Hutton U.S. Pacific Development LLC
Mr. & Mrs. Brad Jeanneret Mr. & Mrs. Scott Vuillemot
Mr. & Mrs. John King
Mr. & Mrs. Jason Lum 25
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Marx
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Nobriga
Mr. & Mrs. Nick Ondrejhat
Mr. Lawrence Rodriguez
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Schwarm
Mr. Scott Settle & Mrs. Sasha Kent Settle
Mr. & Mrs. Dean Spagnoli
Mrs. Dana Takushi

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