UH Foundation's Annual Giving department is alive with UH students who report to work each night knowing that through their efforts, they will raise important funds for the university. This money is designated by donors to support areas such as scholarships, library acquisitions, equipment and other valuable resources that greatly enhance the student experience.
The Student Calling Center hires students who want to develop professional work experience while making a difference in their UH community.
If you are a student at any of the ten UH campuses and love UH, please consider a position working in our calling center. Submit an application online, or contact us for more information at (808) 956-8797 or StudentCaller@UHFoundation.org. The student callers make 150,000 calls per year in support of UH. We hope you enjoy your call when you are called to support the university.
Meet our Callers
Aloha, my name is Matthew Struba and I’m currently a Natural Resources and Environmental Management Major. Working here at the University of Hawaii Foundation has given me the opportunity to help raise funds for scholarships and other various areas within the University of Hawaii’s 10 campuses. One of the best reasons to work here at the U.H foundation is the opportunity to speak with friends, family, and alumni and hear how passionate they are about supporting their university. The experience and networks I have built here at the foundation will last a lifetime.
Aloha! My name is Kevynne Fountain-Pokipala and I’m a student supervisor at the Foundation Call Center. I’m currently a Sophomore at Kapiʻolani Community College working to finish my Associates degree before I transfer to UH Manoa and pursue a Kinesiology degree. I’ve been working at the call center for just over a year, and I am so thankful for this job. Here at the call center I have learned many important skills that I can utilize in the future. In my free time I love to hang out with friends, exploring the island and making new memories that will last a lifetime. In the future I hope to become an athletic trainer and be able to give back to the Foundation that has given me so much.
Aloha! My name is Shannon Yoshikawa. I'm studying English and Biology at the UH Manoa campus. I have been working at the UH Foundation since January 2015 and I have met so many amazing people here who are hard working, fun, and committed to what we do. The rewarding work and great colleagues are what make my job so enjoyable! In my spare time I love hiking, freediving, and visiting with family and friends. I plan on attending medical school once I complete by bachelors degrees so I can make a difference in underserved communities, like my hometown of Kealakekua, HI. I hope that my work here with the Foundation will touch the lives of hundreds of students, to continue the legacy of success that our university has!
Aloha! My name is Tehani Jones and I’m currently an Animal Science major at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, hoping to pursue a career in Veterinarian Medicine. The last two years working at the call center has been one of the best parts of being at UH Manoa. I’ve made so many connections with such a diverse group of students here. Through fundraising I’ve learned the importance of annual giving and helping students achieve higher education. Speaking with passionate alumni about the university and hearing their personal stories has given me a different perspective on philanthropy. After graduation, I look forward to receiving these student calls so I too can give back. Other than working and going to school, on my free time you’ll find me shopping or eating out with my friends.
Hello! My name is Iris Kim and I am a Communicology major. I'm from 'Oahu and have been working at the University of Hawaii Foundation since January 2015. I am proud to say that I helped raise funds for not only my own university but all 10 campuses of the UH system. Working at the foundation has provided me great learning experiences and skills for the future. Aside from working at the call center, I have a passion for singing and performing! I love hanging out with my family and friends, hiking, and going to gym. In the future, I hope to become a successful singer that represents Hawaii!
Aloha! My name is Joelle Byars and I am currently studying English and Pre-Medicine at UH Manoa. The best part about working at the UH Foundation call center is the great connections you get to make with your peers and with different departments within UH. I love being surrounded by fellow students who share my drive and passion for UH. The experiences I have had here helped me shape my future and become a better student. In my free time I enjoy getting into the ocean, making my own jewelry, and exploring the beautiful island of Oahu! In the future I hope to be able to use the skills I have learned here to become a better physician so I can help support my alumni university!