Read To Me International
Sharing the Love and Joy of Reading
Lynne Waihee became the first lady of the state of Hawaii n 1986 when her husband John was elected governor. She is an advocate for organizations and causes that serve young children and children’s issues, especially those related to promoting literacy. She was instrumental in the founding of the Hawaii Children’s Museum in the early years and served as Honorary Chair of the museum during its transition to its permanent site in the Kaka’ako Waterfront Park and its subsequent transformation to what is now known as the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, she attended Hawaiian Mission Academy and then went on to Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan where she majored in English. She eventually taught English at Hawaiian Mission Academy, the Seventh-day Adventist secondary school in Honolulu, before becoming first lady of the state of Hawaii. Currently the President of the Read To Me International Foundation, she remains a passionate advocate for literacy, promoting the benefits of reading aloud to children.