2022 "A Global Affair" Gala Fundraiser

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Join us for the return of PAAC’s annual fundraising dinner, A Global Affair, as we celebrate 68 years of bringing the world to Hawaiʻi. The prestigious Paul S. Bachman Memorial Award will be presented to Ms. Karen Knudsen for her distinguished contributions in improving relations between the United States and its neighbors in Asia and the Pacific.

May 12, 2022
Kahala Hotel & Resort, Maile Ballroom
5:30pm Cocktails & Silent Auction
6:15pm Dinner & Program
RSVP required by April 22, 2022
Click here to sponsor a table, reserve your ticket, or make a donation online.
Sponsor Checks may be mailed to PAAC at
1601 East-West Road, 4th Flr, Honolulu, HI  96848

A Global Affair will feature exclusive silent auction items from around the world, the highly anticipated WorldQuest trivia competition, a hosted bar, free valet parking, and the great community of Hawaiʻi’s prominent supporters of global education.

Your support is greatly appreciated and helps to strengthen PAAC’s statewide global education programs which empowers Hawaiʻi's youth to successfully navigate our deeply connected world.

Questions? Interested in donating an item to our silent auction? Contact Kanoe Takitani-Puahi at gala@paachawaii.org.

*PAAC is following the current, applicable State of Hawaii guidelines and the Kahala Resort's policy regarding COVID-19 and will not require vaccination or proof of negative test for entry to the gala.  Masking on property and during the event is optional.  Any changes to these policies will be communicated to guests in advance of the event.