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Gift Impact

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.

Impact on Students

For more than a century, the University of Hawaiʻi has worked hard to make higher education accessible to all. Today, UH is expanding its efforts to attract the most promising students, regardless of their financial circumstances.

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Impact on Research

Donor contributions unleash the incredible potential of a brilliant researcher. Partnerships between donor, faculty, and students create new knowledge and transform lives in Hawaiʻi and the world.

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Impact on Faculty

Endowed chairs and professorships greatly enhance the prestige of the University of Hawaiʻi by attracting and retaining the best faculty and students.

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Impact on Facilities

New and well-maintained facilities inspire achievement; improve faculty retention; facilitate cutting-edge technology, innovation, and research; and build pride in our university.

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The Centennial Campaign Archive

Surpassing all expectations, the University of Hawaiʻi Centennial Campaign has 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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