The 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Reed Bishop

Seven weeks after the burial of Charles Reed Bishop in 1915, the Trustees of the Charles Reed Bishop Trust wrote this beautiful tribute: “He was Hawaii’s greatest benefactor, and because of the carefully planned form of his charities, his influence does not cease with his death. As long as civilization exists on these western shores, so long will men and women, particularly those of the younger years, arise to bear testimony to the helping hand, and uplifting spirit of Charles Reed Bishop.” (From “Heart of a Hero: Charles Reed Bishop” by Peter Galuteria)

Jan. 25, 2022, marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Reed Bishop. In honor of this occasion, students and community members share these messages of aloha.


Legacy in education




Legacy in community




A tribute to Charles Reed Bishop

Charles Reed Bishop, husband of Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop, was the driving force in the creation of the Kamehameha Schools. On the 200th anniversary of his birth, Kamehameha Schools haumāna, alaka‘i, and representatives from the community paid tribute to him at Mauna‘ala, the sacred burial place of ali‘i.