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Maui Preparatory Academy Receives $250,000 Gift

June 17, 2019, 1:07 PM HST
* Updated June 17, 3:38 PM
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Maui Preparatory Academy has received a $250,000 gift from former Board of Trustee President Scott Ralphs Shoemaker.

The gift is one of the largest in the school’s 14-year history and administrators say it will support the long-term sustainability of the school.

Scott Ralphs Shoemaker has awarded the Maui Preparatory Academy a $250,000 gift to support its long-term goals. PC: MPA.

An entrepreneur, athlete, and philanthropist, Shoemaker is a long-time advocate for Maui Preparatory Academy. Shoemaker joined the Board of Trustees in 2001 when Maui Prep was still just a dream and remains active in every aspect of the school’s development. Scott’s daughter Samantha Shoemaker is a Maui Prep alumni and is currently attending Savannah College of Art and Design majoring in film and television.

“Scott Shoemaker has been committed to the mission and vision of Maui Preparatory Academy for over 14 years. He has been an unwavering advocate for our students and has supported a wide range of strategic initiates, critical to Maui Preparatory Academy’s long-term sustainability and the success of our students,” said Jim Bozich, current Board of Trustee president. “This transformative gift ensures that Maui Preparatory Academy can grow and continue the work of preparing students for college and careers for a long time to come.”

Scott Shoemaker heads a growing list of community members that have stepped up to support school’s “Give a Little Aloha” capital campaign, to fund the construction of the school’s new Bozich Center for Athletics and Performing Arts. Launched in 2018, the capital campaign has raised nearly $3.6 million in gifts and pledges. School administrators say the new Bozich Center will enable Maui Preparatory Academy to be a more engaged and collaborative neighbor as it discovers new ways to connect with the greater West Maui community.


Those interested in contributing to the Capital Campaign fund are invited to contact Maui Preparatory Academy at (808) 665-9966 extension 114.

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