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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.

From Hawaiʻi to the Emerald Isle, invaluable for Kapiʻolani CC students
Nine Kapiʻolani Community College students, accompanied by three faculty members, journeyed to Ireland last summer as part the first study-abroad cooperation between the Lunalilo Scholars Program and the Paul S. Honda International Center.
He Lei Mahalo celebrates donors and scholarship recipients
The event honored the generous donors who made gifts to support student scholarships at UH West O‘ahu and celebrated the student scholarship recipients.
New UH vessel to expand marine research, conservation efforts
The 68-foot semi-displacement aluminum catamaran will be used by a team of 12 researchers at the UH Mānoa Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology.
Passion for storms strengthens UH research into severe thunderstorms
Jonathan Merage is expanding his support to fund two new studies that aim to help meteorologists better understand destructive supercell thunderstorms and the role that terrain can play in the generation of the precursors to most deadly tornadoes.
A commitment of the heart for Maui professors
"I can’t think of a better place to put your money than into affordable, available education right here on our island."
Leaving a legacy of learning
UH Mānoa students spent four days on an ‘ultimate learning trip’ to Kaho‘olawe, a research opportunity funded by the Richard H. & Mildred D. Kosaki student assistance endowment.

The Centennial Campaign Archive

 University of Hawaiʻi Centennial Campaign logoSurpassing all expectations, the University of Hawaiʻi Centennial Campaign from 2002-2009 raised $282 million in cash and pledges against a goal of $250 million. An additional $54 million in bequest intentions was also raised, bringing the grand total to $336 million.

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