No major university can grow and excel without a healthy mix of public and private funds. Private contributions leverage public funds and maximize taxpayer dollars. Through partnering with philanthropic investors, our university can sustain excellence and enhance the student experience, making our campuses learning destinations of choice.
Many of the donors who give major gifts to the University of Hawaiʻi do so to support a program, school, or area of study that they believe in. Without exception, their gift has a major impact on our students, faculty and campus community as a whole.
Recent Impact Stories
Hawaiʻi-born painter John Chin Young expressed moments and motion in quick strokes, influenced by Chinese calligraphy he studied as a child.
Chloe Culanding is a senior at UH Hilo, where she is majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. She grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia, and is in her
fourth year as a student-athlete on the women’s volleyball team at UH Hilo.
For two months after the fires, the culinary arts program’s Pāʻina Building was a food preparation hub where 200,000 meals were prepped, cooked and sent out for delivery for members of the community displaced by fires.
Dorian Yoshizumi grew up in Kāneʻohe and graduated from Castle High School, where he took classes and earned college credits through Hawaiʻi’s Early College program.
Abigail Macalintal grew up in Kailua and is a student at the UH Mānoa College of Engineering, majoring in mechanical engineering.
"We quickly learned to appreciate and embrace the best of what Hawaiʻi has to offer."
The students I taught and the people I met in 35 years at UH Mānoa were high quality, and I wanted to support the college when I’m gone. Anderson reminded me that the university has been very good to
me. To both of us.
The event was an opportunity for the six first-year medical students to meet the island’s health care partners.
Abe was honored at this year’s annual College of Engineering banquet with the Dean’s Award of Excellence for alumni for the impact he has made not only on the engineering profession, but also for his support of the college and for educating Hawaii’s future engineers.