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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.

Recent Impact Stories

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities at UH pharmacy college
Ashley Fukuchi, a Moanalua High School and UH Hilo chemistry grad, had medical school in mind before a pre-pharmacy orientation course led to conversations with Hilo pharmacists and pursuit of her doctorate in pharmacy.
Love story born at UH yields legacy for future nurses, engineers
Ken and Donna Hayashida are making a substantial investment in their alma mater, with gifts totaling $250,000 to the College of Engineering and the Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing.
Remembering Fudge Matsuda
The late UH President Fujio 'Fudge' Matsuda leaves a legacy of learning for students through the Fujio and Amy Matsuda Scholarship.
Inaugural scholarships boost agripharmatech students
The Inge White scholarships will support two students every year in the Certificate of Achievement in Agripharmatech program.
Family memorializes beloved professor
Dr. Paul Bienfang strongly believed in education and mentoring students and making other people’s lives better.
Public health chair 'an enduring symbol' of parents’ values
"An endowed chair named after my mom and dad would be an enduring symbol and legacy to recognize them."

The Centennial Campaign Archive

Surpassing 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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