“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.”
“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.
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.
Committed to Education, Social Justice and Equality: Margaret Ushijima had been counseling students on the importance of higher education for many years before retiring.
UH alumna Dr. Harriet Natsuyama wants to make the greatest impact and do the greatest good. Passionate about building a sustainable world and education, she established the Natsuyama-Otsubo Family Initiative Fund.
The Heléne Hilyer Hale "Citizen of the World" scholarship comes with the hope and expectation that the recipients will follow in her footsteps to make a difference in their communities, bring an international perspective, work for peace and justice, and spread the spirit of aloha.
Lenora M. Cho established a charitable remainder trust with highly appreciated stock. The trust will pay her income for life, and give her a generous tax deduction in the year of her gift. She also owed no capital gains tax upon the transfer or sale of the securities by the charitable remainder trust. When the trust terminates at Mrs. Cho's passing, the remainder of the trust will establish the David and Lenora M. Cho Endowment, which will provide undergraduate scholarships at UH Mānoa to graduates of Konawaena High School.