The Hawai`i's Daughters Guild was established by a small group of Hawaiian women who gathered together to share customs, recall days gone by, share with family and friends, learn coping mechanisms for living away from home, and to figure out a way to educate their children. Although college scholarships existed for young men and women, it was more difficult for women to find assistance. This led to the birth of the Hawai'i's Daughters Guild. A club dedicated to perpetuating the arts and culture of Hawai'i while working to raise scholarship funds to assist young women of Polynesian ancestry achieve their educational objectives. Since 1970, the Daughters have awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships.
INCORPORATED: June 1977
FOUNDER: Martha Hansen
The Hawai`i's Daughters Guild's mission is to promote and preserve the cultural values of the Hawaiian race through the development and practice of distinctive Hawaiian crafts and talents handed down for generations and to further the education of deserving young Polynesian women through an annual scholarship program.