Lighting Our Way Banquet
Pacific Buddhist Academy’s annual Lighting Our Way Banquet recognizes inspirational community leaders and organizations that exemplify the selfless principles taught at our school. Past honorees include former Hawaii governor George R. Ariyoshi, Vice Admiral (Ret.) Robert Kihune, Brother Noland Conjugacion, the Daniel Pearl Foundation, and, most recently, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Consultant to the Obama Foundation, Carole Hayashino, President and Executive Director of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i, Ian Kitajima, Director of Corporate Development at Oceanit, and the Japanese American Citizens League Honolulu Chapter.
Proceeds from the Banquet, a partnership event with our Board of Trustees, students, faculty/staff, and our wider community, are designated for our Annual Campaign to continue to educate generations of students who will light the way for peace in Hawai‘i and beyond.