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Unite and move forward as one

May 9, 2019
  • Pūpūkāhi I Holomua

“In the 20-plus years I’ve been associated with UH Athletics, this is the most cohesive group that has been assembled in memory. From the UH coaches, players and staff – they lead by example and exhibit values that align with residents of Hawai‘i.”

—Eric Fujimoto, Ho‘ea Wealth Advisory Group

“We believe supporting this new initiative under David Matlin and his dedicated staff will strengthen our athletics programs, and further help the University of Hawai‘i to attract and develop young men and women who will become future leaders and contribute to the continuous building of our local community.”

—Ryan Tanaka, Waterhouse Inc


Pūpūkāhi I Holomua is an elite philanthropic society for University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Athletics that supports student-athlete success and ability to achieve their ambitious academic and athletic goals.

Student-Athletes First

The core of any athletics program is its student-athletes. The demands of being a student and an athlete are significant. They are role models for youth in our local community and representatives of our state around the world. They are challenged to win on the field and in the classroom.

Major private gifts are transformational and make an important impact today and in the future. Private support builds and improves facilities, provides much-needed nutritional meals, the best in quality training equipment, and the latest in overall wellbeing care.

“UH is our only state university. Its athletic achievements bring a great sense of pride to everyone in Hawai‘i. Direct support by fans, boosters and local businesses is essential to keeping us competitive, and I am proud to help in this effort.”

— Kent Youel, Donor

Unite and move forward as one


The minimum gift commitment for Pūpūkāhi I Holomua membership is $5,000 per year for five consecutive years – $25,000 total.

Society Privileges

Members will be offered complimentary access or special opportunities to purchase access to the following:

  • Quarterly breakfast gatherings with the UH Mānoa Director of Athletics and his staff to share expertise, collaborate and discuss the current state and future of the UH Mānoa Athletics program.
  • Complimentary access to the Ed Wong Hospitality Room during athletics events.
  • Preferred parking
  • Field pass for a select football home game (subject to availability)
  • Travel privileges to select away games
  • Access to special events and celebrations

Questions? / More Information

If you would like to learn how you can support UH students and programs like this, please contact us at 808 376-7800 or send us a message.