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We are the Polynesian Cultural Center. Opened in 1963, we were literally built by the hands of dedicated islanders from across Polynesia who dreamed of a place to honor their culture and beliefs.
Since then, we have grown to be the most popular paid attraction in Hawaii. No small accomplishment for any enterprise, but what makes us different is that we are a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, with a focus on the preservation of our rich Polynesian cultures and the advancement of indigenous communities throughout the Pacific.
80% of our workforce consists of student employees from BYU-Hawaii, with the majority coming from the islands of Polynesia and throughout the Pacific rim. Through the Polynesian Cultural Center, they are able to gain vital work experience and receive financial assistance for their educational expenses.
Our student employees are provided the tools to dig deeper into their cultural heritage. Here they can learn how to best honor their ancestors and how to work together towards larger goals.
The Polynesian Cultural Center supports these students in obtaining skills for today, and in returning to their homeland with the ability and knowledge to become an active partner in preserving and sustaining their unique culture.
Your donation will make an immediate impact on their educational goals, and will help them to bring vital knowledge and skills back to their communities.
100% of your donation will go directly towards tuition, housing, books, food and other educational expenses. Neither the Polynesian Cultural Center nor BYU-Hawai’i charge administration fees for the management of donations.
Through your generous donation you can also help these students to reach for the stars, just like their wayfaring ancestors of old, to find their paths to a bright and productive future.
GIVE THE GIFT OF EDUCATION. CONSIDER DONATING TODAY!