Alumna Danene Lunn '80 Generously Donates Masks
Thanks to Danene Lunn '80 and her company, Manuhealiʻi, feelings of love and gratitude were all around campus just in time for Valentine’s Day. Our teachers and staff have been working tirelessly to ensure the health and safety of everyone on campus, and their hard work did not go unnoticed by Danene. The St. Andrew’s faculty and staff were blessed with more than 250 reusable cloth masks from Manuhealiʻi.
Manuhealiʻi, a local fashion brand that’s made a name for itself for over 35 years, is owned and operated by Priory alumna Danene Lunn '80. In an interview with Brie Thalmann of Honolulu Magazine, she explained that husband Pono and son Lōkahi focus on creating and manufacturing Manuhealiʻi’s vibrant prints and designs, oldest son Laʻamea handles finances and inventory, and middle son Keʻaka runs the website. Danene is the designer behind her famous prints and takes pride in “modernizing aloha wear.” People of all ages and generations can rock any of Danene’s designs with pride and ease.
Each faculty and staff member received two masks made of the beautiful Manuhealiʻi fabric, as well as Valentine’s Day themed snacks, in a gift package put together by the Advancement Office. Spirits were high and the donation provided a boost of morale from everyone on campus. The school has officially been in-person since October of 2020 and teachers have been working especially hard to provide a safe learning environment for our students. Their days are long, and their time is scarce. Gestures of thanks and gratitude towards our teachers are much appreciated, as they continue to work extra hard for our students during the pandemic.
Even under their new masks, you can see the smiles on their faces. Faculty and staff provided words of thanks to Danene for her generosity. Staff Member and Alumna, Sue Ann Wargo ‘69 said, “Thank you so much [Danene] for thinking of us at St. Andrew’s Schools. The masks are beautiful! So very grateful for your generosity, many kindnesses, and support over the years. Priory Alumnae rock!”.
Mahalo Danene and Manuheali’i for your generous donation and keeping our faculty and staff safe and smiling.