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the University of Hawaiʻi and its students while enjoying financial benefits.

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Our experienced team of estate and gift planning experts provides confidential gift planning consultation and services at no charge to donors and the professional advisor community. Our goal is to ensure that our donors receive maximum personal and financial benefits while funding their philanthropic priorities.

Allison Ohanian

Allison Ohanian

Associate Vice President

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Ellen Kazama

Ellen Kazama

Director of the Office of Estate and Gift Planning

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Dustin Borromeo

Dustin Borromeo

Gift Planning Strategist

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Alessandra Kim

Alessandra Kim

Development Coordinator

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University of Hawai‘i Foundation
Attn: Estate & Gift Planning
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Honolulu, HI 96822

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Donor Stories

Charitable Remainder Trust

Lifelong fan makes ‘Bows part of her legacy

“I know what it’s like to be a poor kid going to school, not having enough money to do everything I wanted to do. I want to make sure these athletes have a chance to do things for fun.”

Opening Doors for Educators

“Being able to go to UH on a scholarship was a turning point in my life. For that I am deeply grateful. I want to do the same for others who are just starting out. With education, doors open. Without a university education it is very difficult to get anywhere,” said Donald Aten.

David and Elsie Shimokawa

UH alumni David and Elsie are longtime season ticket holders for basketball, baseball, and football, and have worked to provide The Game & Tunnel Experience to youth teams, schools, clubs, groups, families and eager fans of UH men's basketball.

Bequest Intention

New lab honors beloved grad
“Tom would have admitted the days of working in individual cubicles in front of dimly lit computer screens was a feature of the past, where individual effort was the norm."
Life skills, determination lead to special gift for Hawai‘i students
“What makes you think you can go to medical school?” asked a neighbor. “People from this town rarely go to college, let alone medical school. And you’re a girl!”
Scholarship to help women oceanography students who ‘love the Pacific Ocean’

Fran Friend Alexander and her husband, Kirk Alexander, have endowed a scholarship that will benefit women graduate students studying oceanography at UH.

Charitable Gift Annuity

Will Henderson

Because Will cherished his time and experience with the staff at Queen's, he wanted to create a transformational gift to benefit their children's futures. As a result, Will established two charitable gift annuities that created an endowed scholarship fund to support children of Queen's employees.

Randy and Jean Jaycox

"We want to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and we thought Windward was a great place to do it," said Randy Jaycox. "We believe strongly that education is the key for people to go places and do things."

Henry Renteria

Perseverance and the utmost confidence to succeed were the core values in my life decisions and professional goals, which I imparted to my students.

Other Gift Stories

Reflections on a shared life of love
Bernard and Pamela Lum were best friends and soul mates who shared a life full of love and laughter, traveling together abroad, enjoying good food and friends, and cheering for UH’s basketball teams. As a testament to the many blessings in their lives, they chose to add to their philanthropic legacy through a gift in their estate plan, not only adding to their existing cancer research and endowed scholarship funds, but also creating three additional endowed scholarships.
Dr. Ricardo Trimillos

Dr. Ricardo Trimillos didn't plan to focus his research on the music of a Muslim community in the southern Philippines. He played the koto, a stringed instrument from Japan, and that's where his interests resided. When a group of friends planned a research trip to the Philippines, he agreed to go along, and spent the rest of his career sharing his expertise in Filipino culture and music.

A. Bruce Etherington

Fueled by his unrelenting commitment to the field, he established the Architecture Department within the College of Arts and Sciences, served as the department's first chair, and established both the four-year pre-architecture undergraduate degree program and the pre-professional programs in landscape architecture and interior design.