Hōkū means star in the Hawaiian language. The Hōkū Society is the UH Foundation’s top donor recognition society acknowledging the university’s true philanthropic stars. Individual and corporate donors of $1 million or more comprise this most exclusive group of University of Hawai‘i philanthropists.
Gifts from Hōkū members have:
When appropriate, we recognize Hōkū donors for their generosity by naming buildings, schools, academic chairs, etc. After them. UHM alum Jay Shidler and the Shidler College of Business at UH Mānoa, HCC alum Norm Loui and the Norman W.H. Loui Conference Center at Honolulu Community College, and Paul Honda and the Honda International Opportunities Endowment for Community College Students are examples of donors who are recognized and honored everyday by the institutions that have most benefitted from their gifts.
We often provide behind-the-scenes experiences for our Hōkū donors who have made such tremendous investments in our UH campuses. These events are tailored to highlight the impact of these donors' gifts and the excellence found throughout the University of Hawaiʻi System.
For more information, contact Terri Alvaro, Director of Donor Relations, at (808) 956-8874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.