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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.

Preserve Native Plants for the Future

Lyon Arboretum is home to a Micropropagation Lab. This is the only lab of its kind in Hawaiʻi. Here, critical rescue and recovery research takes place to prevent the extinction of native Hawaiian plants. To save more of our natural heritage, the Arboretum has embarked on a capital improvement project. 

Physician-Researcher David Curb Memorial Fund

Dr. Curb's impact on health care in the islands was significant. He brought numerous research projects to Hawaiʻi, including the national Women's Health Initiative, a long-term study of womenʻs health. The author of more than 400 articles in medical journals during his career, Curb also served as a mentor to dozens of researchers who have authored groundbreaking studies of their own. 

Help Hawaiʻi Island's Children Reach for the Stars!

At a time when our nation is losing ground in our preparation of new scientists and engineers, ʻImiloa's innovative programs are helping to expand the pipeline of students headed for careers in science and technology. 

PaCES: Nurturing the Next Generation for College Success

Windward Community College's Pacific Center for Environmental Studies (PaCES) has teamed up with UH Mānoa's Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) to create a fun learning experience for high school students. The goal is to introduce students to exciting outdoor experiences and hands-on college level laboratory work so that students' motivation to attend college grows.