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What We Do

Raise Funds

The Foundation raises private gifts for the benefit of the University of Hawaiʻi and its students. We provide central services to:

  • Raise funds
  • Manage assets
  • Administer gift accounts

To accomplish these activities that support all units and campuses of the UH System, we provide resources and specialists in:

Distribute Funds

Nearly 99% of gifts are donor-directed. The UH Foundation partners closely with UH to ensure that donor's wishes are realized.

  • To ensure that our donor's wishes are respected in perpetuity, we develop individualized Gift Agreements where appropriate. These customized legal documents clearly articulate each donor's gift specifications.

Manage Endowments

  • Currently, the Foundation manages endowments with a total market value of more than $200 million.
  • More information on the Foundation's endowment investment pool policies, asset allocation, and performance can be found in the annual endowment reports.

Account Management

  • UHF provides accounting services for more than 5,000 accounts
  • UHF responds to more than 1,600 account service requests a month. Of the 5,000 accounts we administer, more than 1,500 are student aid accounts for the benefit of UH students.

Donor Relations

  • Coordinate relationships with potential donors
  • Nurture relationships with existing donors through recognition and stewardship events

Connect Alumni and Friends

The Office of Alumni Relations at the UH Foundation develops alumni programming for the UH System.

  • UHAA advances the interests of the institution by connecting alumni and friends with the university
  • Builds stakeholder relationships in the community
  • Inspires pride, affinity and support through mutually beneficial and lifelong relationships
For Our University, Our Hawai‘i, Our Future