A special gathering was hosted by Louisa Cooper at her lovely home in Pali. She is a long-time supporter of the program and is an artist who has traveled the world acquiring impressions contributing to her creativity. Her late husband, Cliff Cooper, was a member of the Hogan Advisory Board. He was a pioneer in the rocket industry and is the author of the Runt Pig Principle. To show our gratitude for the many years they have accepted the program into their home, Louisa was presented with a special piece created by Yukio Ozaki, Chaminade Professor of Fine Arts.
Joining Louisa was Chaminade President, Lynn Babington, and guest speaker Dae Han, owner of Dae Han Ensemble. The festivities began with pupu, wine, and a special drink called Gazoz – a fizzy fruit beverage – personally made by Hogan student, Danielle Shemesh. Hogan students participating in this summer’s international study missions did some fundraising to help offset the cost of their airfare by selling succulent plants.
Afterward, entertainment was provided by Dae Han Ensemble. The members of the group were Dae Han, on drums, Chris Yeh, as the alto saxophonist, Elliot Maker, on keyboard and trumpet, Alex Morrison, on bass, and Amanda Frazier, as vocalist and guitarist.
Following the performance was a prayer lead by Brandon Hong, a business administration major from Hawaii. The evening ended with a raffle and guests walking through Louisa’s beautiful garden along the Nuuanu Stream.