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Here are current fundraising needs to consider as you make your philanthropic plans. There are many more that are not highlighted here. If you are interested in a particular area of study or project, please contact us and we will help you determine if there is a match between your passions and interests with the university’s aspirations.

Safe for Elephants and People

When African elephants leave the safety of wildlife parks and wander onto farmland, the consequences can be serious.

Glass Studio Improvements Ensure Unbroken Tradition

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s glass art area, designed in 1972, is one of the nation’s first glass studios built within a university.

Nurturing Philosophy and Ethics in Education

The University of Hawai‘i Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education is the home of philosophy for children Hawai‘i (p4cHI). p4cHI is an innovative approach to education that is transforming the schooling experience by engaging people in the activity of philosophy.

Art At Large

The UH Mānoa Art department offers a number courses in painting. As students advance in the curriculum they often want to do larger works because it offers exciting creative and material challenges. The department's painting studios are used by a number of classes so it is not possible for students to scale up in our communal spaces.

Dick Pratt Scholarship

This scholarship initiative originated with alumni in recognition of the critical role Dick Pratt played as PUBA’s founder and leader for over two decades. He developed an all-inclusive, highly interactive curriculum and enriching learning experience that embodied “leadership in public service.” He has had, and continues to have, a profound impact on the PUBA program and on the lives and careers of his students.

Friends create scholarship to honor former Vulcan

Paul Matsuda was a friend and teacher to all, frequently reminding others that the most important thing in life is to be “Two Hs: Happy and Healthy.” The former basketball player for the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo passed away in August 2017, and his surviving friends and family want people to remember how kind and thoughtful he was.

Supporting the next generation of Hawai‘i scientists
Myron Hayashida always loved the water — spending his days as a young boy fishing, body surfing, and taking to the waves. Carol was more comfortable on-land. Together they created a scholarship that is supporting the next generation of scientists.
Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation

A long-forgotten school on Kaho‘olawe and a hurricane on Hawai‘i Island waited in library archives to be rediscovered, hidden in 1.5 million pages of Hawai‘i’s news, opinion, weather data, and culture.

Dr. Rockne C. Freitas Scholarship at UHWO

A star athlete who helped turn lives around, Dr. Freitas continued inspiring students as an educational leader who broke barriers as the first permanent Native Hawaiian chancellor at a four-year university. Help build his legacy by supporting the scholarship that honors this special man.

Help to Preserve the Story of the Land

UH Mānoa' 3-D relief maps are a one-of-a-kind teaching resource that have been used to tell the story of Hawai‘i for almost 80 years. Help us preserve them!

Journey to the National Championship

Help the Kapi‘olani CC Culinary Competition Team bring back the gold from the 2017 American Culinary Federation (ACF) Nationals, and future competitions.

One More Aloha Ball

Dave Shoji has retired as head coach of the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team, UH-Mānoa’s most celebrated sports program. For 42 thrilling, inspiring years, Dave led the Wahine to four national championships and 25 conference titles.