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