Farrington Alumni And Community Foundation has helped thousands of students and alumni “Enter to learn, go forth to serve!”

Scholarship Night 2019

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About Us

In 1975, seven Farrington graduates met one day to brainstorm ideas to provide scholarships to Farrington High School students for their continuing education. From these humble beginnings grew the first public school alumni foundation in the state: the Farrington Alumni and Community Foundation. Since its founding, alumni, community leaders and the general public that share the same vision to enhance the Farrington High School community have joined FACF, making it Hawaii’s largest public school alumni group.

Since 1976, FACF has provided Farrington High School with thousands of dollars to promote student learning and achievement.

The Foundation began with $310 in member contributions in its first year. With a rise in membership and donations from community organizations, assets surpassed the $5,000 mark by 1978. Board members organized fundraisers such as dinners and lei sales to continue growth. Many other alumni donated sizable amounts. Then, in 1993, the Foundation took a giant step forward when Koon Hin Choy provided over $250,000 for the Lokahi Scholarships.

Currently, the Foundation fulfills its purpose ably. Over $100,000 in scholarships is awarded to graduating seniors including renewable scholarships. Furthermore, thousands of dollars were given to various school programs in science, math, humanities, the arts, and general education.

The FACF roster continues to thrive monthly with new members and alumni joining each year. Through many generous donations and scholarships donors, FACF has experienced steady annual growth. Through the FACF News, FACF has also become a major resource in publicizing alumni activities and reunions.

From a simple brainstorming session in 1975, our Foundation has grown into an institution that has helped thousands of students and alumni live our school motto of “Enter to Learn. Go Forth to Serve”.

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Shop And Support

Shopping via Amazon Smile can support FACF. FACF receives contributions from Amazon through purchases made from customers who select FACF as their non-profit organization of choice via the Amazon Smile program. When you shop at Amazon, Amazon donates 0.5% of the eligible purchase price to FACF. Don’t forget to designate FACF when checking out.

To partake, go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/990171947. If you want all your shopping to be done via Amazon Smile and support FACF be sure to bookmark the link for ease.

Upcoming Class Reunions

Class of '84

Sep. 15, 2019

Class of '74

Aug. 31, 2019

Class of '72

Aug. 4, 2019

Class of '69

Jul. 13, 2019

Class of '69

Jun. 22, 2019

Class of '62

Sep. 7, 2019

Class of '59

Aug. 19, 2019

Monthly Class Get Togethers

Class of '71

Class of '69

Class of '65

Class of '63

2018 Scholarship Awardees

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Membership

Membership is $10 a year. Membership for Farrington students is $10 for 5 years. Farrington graduates may pay the student price up until December 31st of the year they graduate.

Membership dues are renewable each calendar year if you are not a lifetime member. Dues may be paid anytime during the calendar year.

A membership contribution of $100 or more within a calendar year will qualify you for a lifetime membership. All contributions are tax deductible since FACF is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

After becoming a lifetime member, future contributions will be considered as donations, not member dues. However, your contributions thereafter may move you to other lifetime levels, depending on the total dollar amount donated.

Lifetime Membership Levels

$100 - $199

$200 - $499

$500 - $999

$1,000 - $2,999

Century Club (CC)

Repeat Century Club (CCC)

Top Hat Club (TH)

Governor Club (GOV)

Benefactor Lifetime Membership Levels

$3,000 - $4,999

$5,000 - $9,999

$10,000 - $19,999

$20,000 - $49,999

$50,000 - $99,999

$100,000 - $249,999

$250,000 - $499,999

$500,000 and over

Benefactor (BF)

Founder’s Circle (FC)

Governor’s Circle (GC)

President’s Circle (PC)

Silver Circle (SC)

Gold Circle (GLC)

Diamond Circle (DC)

Platinum Circle (PLC)

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With over 2,300 students & 135 faculty, Farrington High School has one of the largest student populations of all Hawaii’s public schools.

Farrington History

In September 1936, Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School opened its doors to 738 sophomores and 25 teachers in temporary buildings across the street from the current location, at the present site of the Kamehameha Homes public housing project. The school moved to its present location in 1940, the former site of Kamehameha Preparatory School (now known as Kamehameha Elementary School).

The school is named in honor of the late Wallace Rider Farrington (1871-1933), who served as the sixth governor of the Territory of Hawaiʻi from 1921 to 1929 in addition to prior office as Mayor of Honolulu and separate terms as editor of both the Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Our nickname, mascot, and top hat and cane logo were also adopted in honor of our namesake.

Designed by noted Hawaiʻi architect Charles W. Dickey (1871-1942), the campus sits on 26 acres – once used by the U.S. Army as a hospital during World War II. Mr. Dickey is widely known for designing some of the most famous buildings in Hawaiʻi such as the Alexander & Baldwin Building, Halekulani Hotel, Queen’s Hospital, the old Waikiki Theater, Varsity Theater and Kamehameha Schools - Kapālama campus buildings.

Farrington Achievements

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Farrington Social Media

FHS Student Activities

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Alma Mater

To you our own dear Alma Mater
We pledge our love and loyalty
And sing a tribute all together
That all may hear our song to thee
So let us raise her royal banner
And it will hold victorious sway
Then mingle merry hearts and voices
In praise of FARRINGTON!

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"Enter to learn, go forth to serve!"