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The UH Foundation has launched a $1 billion comprehensive campaign – the largest fundraising effort in Hawai‘i history – to fund the university’s highest priorities, which have been carefully vetted to realize our community’s needs.

For education, enrichment and enlightenment. For economic vitality and cultural preservation. For our children, our elders, our friends and our neighbors.

The campaign for Hawai‘i’s university is for us. For UH. For Hawai‘i.

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Walter A. Dods. Jr.“I’ve been a lifetime supporter of my alma mater UH, and I’ve been a volunteer with UH fundraising campaigns before. This campaign is so critical for the future of our university and our state. As the world economy becomes more complex and the challenges we face loom larger, it’s becoming harder and harder to help young people succeed. I believe this campaign will help our next generation in a powerful way.”

Walter A. Dods, Jr.



4UH4HI ambassadors

Joyce Chung

Terry George

Bob Harrison

Jason Haruki

Amy Hennessey

Virginia Hinshaw

Micah Kane

Paul Kosasa

Brandon Kurisu

Caroline Landry

Mark Mugiishi

Catherine Ngo

Tom Nichols

Larry Rodriguez

Nainoa Thompson

Jeff Wagoner

Nancy Wo

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John Chin Young scholarships “capture the moment” for UH artists
Hawaiʻi-born painter John Chin Young expressed moments and motion in quick strokes, influenced by Chinese calligraphy he studied as a child.
UH Hilo is a learning experience for this student-athlete 5,000 miles from home
Chloe Culanding is a senior at UH Hilo, where she is majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. She grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia, and is in her fourth year as a student-athlete on the women’s volleyball team at UH Hilo.
UH Maui College culinary students pivot from food prep to packing produce
For two months after the fires, the culinary arts program’s Pāʻina Building was a food preparation hub where 200,000 meals were prepped, cooked and sent out for delivery for members of the community displaced by fires.