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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 with UH to realize donors' wishes.

  • To ensure that our donors' 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 $467.2 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 7,000 accounts
  • UHF responds to more than 1,600 account service requests a month. Of the 7,000 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.

  • Build and implement alumni engagement strategies in coordination with campus leaders to reach 310,000 UH graduates
  • Inspire alumni support of recruitment, retention, career services, advocacy and mentorship
  • Celebrate alumni achievements to build pride and connection with their alma mater in meaningful and relevant ways