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As 2018 draws to a close we thank you for your support of University of Hawai‘i students, faculty, programs and research. Your gifts are making an extraordinary impact statewide.

We would like to remind you that the date on the tax receipt denotes when we processed your gift, and does not indicate the date your gift was made. While you should consult with your CPA or tax preparer to determine the tax consequences of your donation, the date you delivered or mailed your donation is generally recognized as the gift date.

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Making a Difference

C. Scott Wo and UH West Oahu donor
Nā Pou Hana donors honored for their generosity with plaques, ceremony
December 6, 2018

UH West Oʻahu’s largest donors were celebrated and honored on Friday, when plaques noting their contributions were unveiled on specially designed plaques in the newly opened Administration and Health Sciences Building.

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Group photo of foster children including Grace Hendricks-Schleinkofer
Giving local foster kids hope for future
December 5, 2018

Hawai‘i has approximately 1,500 children in foster care programs. Joanne Wood’s family foundation, the Michael B. Wood Foundation, advocates for these children. Wood said that while foster families protect children from dangerous family situations, it is far too common for children to be shuffled between foster families until they ‘age out’ of the system. 

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Eōmailani K. Kukahiko
Building on Hawaiian Immersion Educators’ Legacy
November 30, 2018

As part of the endowment, Kukahiko will receive $10,000 over two semesters to support the development of her program, Kauhale Kumu (teacher community), which focuses on the holistic retention of teachers in the Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE) Hawaiian Immersion Program.

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L-R: Edward Shultz, Shirley Daniel and Kay Chung
Endowments Bring People around the Pacific Together
November 30, 2018

Kyung Sun “Kay” Chung is the benefactor of several scholarship endowments at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, aiming for increased understanding and appreciation of U.S. linkages to Korea’s culture, economy and law.

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Dr. Christine Zalewski and Mr. Martin Kossoff
Every ounce of support possible
November 27, 2018

Individuals can make a difference, even in face of enormous obstacles. Cindi Punihaole, founder of the Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center, was my initial call-to-action.  Meeting Ruth Gates was the catalyst for everything I did next.

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Adult Degree Completion
University of Hawai‘i Receives Lumina Grant To Support Adult Degree Completion

Lumina Foundation has awarded the University of Hawai‘i $400,000 to support adults who want to earn college degrees, certificates, and other quality credentials. To date, Lumina has invested nearly $6.5 million in the Adult Promise effort nationwide.

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