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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.

Remembering Karen Tanaka

On the 20th anniversary of her passing, friends and family would like to take the opportunity to continue Karen’s legacy of helping others in the community and her wish to find a cure for cancer.

Building our Culinary Future

Support world-class professional culinary education at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head.

Honor Mason’s Memory, Help Students in Need

Mason Kekoa’s personality was bigger than life ... always smiling, laughing and stealing the hearts of those he met. Help honor his life by supporting UH students.

Save Native Insects, Protect Our Natural Heritage

The UH Insect Museum is more than just a repository for insect specimens – it holds some of the most complete and important collections of insects native to Hawai‘i.

Prevent Rat Lungworm Disease

Help keep our community healthy and support research on a potentially deadly parasite called Rat Lungworm, whose tiny larvae are sometimes left on our fruits and vegetables by slugs and snails. If ingested, the worms migrate to the central nervous system and brain where they can cause excruciating pain, neurological damage and even death.

Honor Legendary Singer Jimmy Borges

Hawai‘i’s beloved singer Jimmy Borges has touched the lives of people worldwide.

Honoring Richard Kekuni Akana Blaisdell, MD

Richard Kekuni Blaisdell, MD, founding chair of the Department of Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, was revered as a kauka, or healer, in our State’s Native Hawaiian community, and as a tireless advocate for learning and increased opportunities for Hawaiʻi citizens.

Honoring Jack McDermott

John F. “Jack” McDermott, MD, a leading international figure in child psychiatry, died on December 6, 2015, just six days before his 86th birthday.

Adopt a Wai‘ale‘ale Student, Transform a Life

The Wai‘ale‘ale Project encourages and finances non-college bound high school students and adults to attend, and successfully complete, their first year of college. Learn how you can adopt a student!

Hawaiian Historical Research

Inspired by his experience of the Hawaiian Historical Research course, Morris Lai is leading the effort to fund an endowment to support the department and its vital work.

Preserve and Enhance the Maui Cooperative Extension Gardens

This innovative program promotes applied research, and teaching of growing skills and techniques for healthy plants, including tropical plants, edible fruits and vegetables, native plants; as well as the development of a demonstration garden for teaching and learning.

Encourage Lunalilo Scholars

The Lunalilo Scholars Program at Kapi‘olani Community College provides students with the tools and resources they need to succeed on all levels. Help more succeed!