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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.

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.

The Heart & Soul of Surgery

For nearly 16 years, Thomas J. Whelan, Jr. MD – aka “THE GENERAL” – was the heart and soul of the Department of Surgery at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Honoring Solomon Kaulukukui Sr.

Former UH student-athlete Solomon Waiau Kaulukukui, Sr. was an inspiration to his family and community. His family and friends established a scholarship in his honor for UH football players.

Honoring Will J. Henderson

“Will J.” as he was affectionately called, was a legend among Queen’s Medical Center employees. Through his giving he is a source of inspiration for our future doctors.

Exploring The World Beneath Our Oceans

There is no substitute for being down in the environment, for being able to react to the environment in real time. These are things only humans can do.

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.