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As 2017 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 hand delivered or mailed your donation is generally recognized as the gift date.

The IRS has different rules for checks and credit cards. For IRS purposes, credit card gifts made on our website up until December 31st will be processed on December 31st. Should you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 956-6713.

Mahalo for your support!

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Making a Difference

Art at Large
Art At Large
December 5, 2017

The UH Mānoa Art department offers a number courses in painting. As students advance in the curriculum they often want to do larger works because it offers exciting creative and material challenges. The department's painting studios are used by a number of classes so it is not possible for students to scale up in our communal spaces.

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Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation Supports Culinary
Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation Supports Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head With $1.1 Million Gift
The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation has donated $1.1 million to support the growing facilities and innovative programs at the new state-of-the-art Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head (CIP). This gift will help the university reach its goal of raising $10 million in private donations necessary to secure $20 million in state funds expressly for building future structures at the institute.
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Dick Pratt Scholarship
Dick Pratt Scholarship
November 30, 2017

This scholarship initiative originated with alumni in recognition of the critical role Dick Pratt played as PUBA’s founder and leader for over two decades. He developed an all-inclusive, highly interactive curriculum and enriching learning experience that embodied “leadership in public service.” He has had, and continues to have, a profound impact on the PUBA program and on the lives and careers of his students.

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Jason Ono & Cannon Brooke
Ono and Brooke join UH Foundation team
The University of Hawai‘i Foundation is delighted to welcome two new members to its management team.
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Samantha Alvarado at Haleakala National Park
A Light of Hope
November 9, 2017

Mason’s family and loved ones fervently hope that his light will continue to shine brightly through this scholarship, which will create opportunities far into the future for Hawai‘i’s youth. Samantha Alvarado and Kalani Stephens are the first students to benefit from this precious award, and they appreciate its magnitude.

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Friends create scholarship to honor former Vulcan
Friends create scholarship to honor former Vulcan
November 8, 2017

Paul Matsuda was a friend and teacher to all, frequently reminding others that the most important thing in life is to be “Two Hs: Happy and Healthy.” The former basketball player for the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo passed away in August 2017, and his surviving friends and family want people to remember how kind and thoughtful he was.

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