Hālau O 'Aulani was founded in 1996 by Ku'ulei Stockman and Margo Schlotterbeck for the sole purpose of creating a learning environment for students interested in the preservation of the multi-faceted cultures of Hawai'i with primary emphasis on the Hawaiian culture. They have shared their "aloha" with the Hawai'i Visitors & Convention Bureau, Maui Visitors Bureau, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Washington Post, United Airlines, Smithsonian Institution, Members of the Hawai'i Congressional Delegation, Hawai'i State Society of Washington, D.C., Georgetown and George Washington Universities, USO (United Service Organizations), Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. . . to name a few. This performance took place on January 19, 2013 as part of the Out of Many multicultural festival of music, dance, and story.