An outright gift is one that immediately benefits the University of Hawaiʻi and its students. Cash, real estate, securities, and other assets can be given outright. You may specify where you would like your gift to go, or designate your gift to the "Fund for Excellence" and support the student callers who work to raise private gifts on behalf of the 10 campuses of the UH System.
- Give Online
If you are interested in exploring the universities diverse giving options:Browse Funds
- Give by Mail
If your gift is mailed to the Foundation before the end of the calendar year and you itemize when doing your taxes, you're eligible for an income tax deduction for that year. For donors who itemize their deductions, gifts of cash are deductible for up to 60% of their adjusted gross income. Cash contributions that exceed the deduction limit may be carried over and deducted in the following five tax years.
For more information, contact Dale Hagadone at 808-956-7357 or Dale.Hagadone@UHFoundation.org.
- Print and complete the gift form.
- Send your gift by check or send your credit card information to:
University of Hawaiʻi Foundation
P.O. Box 11270
Honolulu, HI 96828-0270
Checks should be made payable to the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation. If you wish to direct your support to a particular area or school of the university, please include these instructions.
- Payroll Deductions
Many UH faculty and staff choose to make regular gifts to support the areas at UH they care about. By completing the Salary Assignment D-60 Form, you can easily set up an automatic deduction and help the UH students, programs, research and initiatives of your choice.
- Real Estate
Almost any marketable real estate (home, vacation property, land, rental property, other real estate) may be gifted to the Foundation, provided the property is unencumbered. Real estate accepted outright by the Foundation is immediately sold so the proceeds can benefit the university's students, faculty, and programs.
A gift of real estate may entitle you to a charitable deduction of the full fair market value of the property. For gifts of long-term, appreciated real estate the deduction limit is 30% of adjusted gross income with a five-year carry-over period for the excess. You can also bypass capital gains tax on the property.
- Other Assets
If you would like information on gifts of other assets please contact Michael Coppes, JD, Director of Estate and Gift Planning (808) 956-3589.
- Recurring Gifts
A recurring gift is an ongoing gift, of a specific amount determined by a donor that is charged to a credit card monthly.
When you make a gift to the University of Hawai‘i through the University of Hawai‘i Foundation you will be presented with the option of converting your donation into a recurring gift.
Cash gifts include checks, drafts, and money orders. If your gift is mailed to the Foundation before the end of the calendar year and you itemize when doing your taxes, you're eligible for an income tax deduction for that year. Gifts of cash are deductible for up to 50% of your adjusted gross income. Cash contributions that exceed the deduction limit may be carried over and deducted in the following five tax years. For more information, contact Dale Hagadone at (808) 956-7357 or Dale.Hagadone@UHFoundation.org.
Crowdfunding is the collection of funds from a multitude of backers/supporters—the “crowd”—to fund an initiative and usually occurs on Internet platforms. For more information, contact Dale Hagadone at (808) 956-7357 or Dale.Hagadone@UHFoundation.org.
- Matching Gifts
Double your impact! Many employers will match your gift to the University of Hawaiʻi. If your company has a matching gift policy, please contact your Human Resources department to obtain your matching gift form.
The donation of stocks and bonds are an effective way for our donors to support our university and students.
Long-term, appreciated securities are those you've owned for more than one year and have increased in value. Such a gift would entitle you to a federal income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities on the date of the gift, up to a maximum deduction of 30% of your adjusted gross income for the year if you itemize deductions.
Short-term securities are those you’ve held for less than one year. If you itemize, you will be entitled to a federal income tax deduction for only the purchase price of the securities.
Depreciated securities are those that have declined in value since you bought them. To gain maximum tax benefits from the gift, it is normally recommended that the donor sell these, take the tax loss, and donate the cash proceeds.Learn More
- Pledge Payments
- Make a Pledge Payment
Additional Giving Information
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
A gift in memory of someone is a powerful way to perpetuate the values and ideals that guided someone’s life - even after they have passed.
Honorary gifts commemorate a significant event or someone who is still alive.
You can make a gift in someone’s memory/honor by supporting any established account. On step 2 of the donation form, be sure to check the box that indicates your gift is in honor/memory of…provide the person’s name you’re honoring/making the gift in memory of and the contact information of anyone who you would like notified of the gift. We will notify the appropriate family members/colleagues about your gift, but will keep the gift amount private.
Please contact Terri Alvaro, director of donor relations at email@example.com if you have any questions.
A small portion of all gifts to the University of Hawai‘i Foundation is used to defray the cost of administering and raising private funds for the University of Hawai‘i.