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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.

Double Your Gift’s Impact at Hawai‘i CC

A $50,000 gift from a local donor is making it possible for Hawaiʻi Community College to launch its first-ever matching campaign for student scholarships.

Honoring Avis Morigawara

Avis Morigawara, a long-time employee of the Mānoa Chancellor’s Office, passed away peacefully at home on November 17, 2012.

Build a Permanent Home for Pālamanui

Hawai‘i Community College is developing a new campus in Kailua-Kona that will bring the promise of better opportunities to the people of West Hawai‘i.

Chancellor Sakamoto Legacy Campaign

Support students and honor Chancellor Clyde Sakamoto’s 40 years of leadership at UH Maui College. This effort recognizes Sakamoto for his tireless work supporting students and strengthening Maui County’s economy through higher education. This legacy campaign will create the Sakamoto Scholarship for Academic Leadership and the Chancellor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Innovation.

Honor Hinshaw’s Service & Support Students

When Dr. Virginia Hinshaw became UH Mānoa chancellor, she dedicated herself to the position. Friends are honoring her positive impact by creating a scholarship.

The Fred T. Korematsu Chair in Law And Social Justice at the William S. Richardson School of Law

Fred Korematsu dedicated his adult life to social justice and was a lifelong advocate for government accountability. He stood tall against fierce discrimination and challenged the U.S.'s World War II mass incarceration of Japanese Americans.

The Ann Dunham Soetoro Endowed Fund

The Ann Dunham Soetoro Endowment is a tribute to an independent thinker who used Applied Anthropology to analyze situations and prevailing assumptions to develop creative and effective solutions. It is a living legacy to a compassionate human being who lived and worked among the people she was studying, seeking to understand their culture and values in a way that allowed her to bring about lasting change. 

Dr. Cadman Remembered for JABSOM Renaissance

Resources at JABSOM had been cut; there was talk of closing the school. Dr. Cadman inspired faculty and students “to be the best medical school in the world with an Asia-Pacific focus.”

Cancer Research Saves Lives

The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center has earned designation by the National Cancer Institute as one of the premier research institutions in the U.S. To remain at the forefront of innovation, we need private support to augment grant funding for research, recruitment, technology, and education.

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.