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Historic $336 Million Raised Conclusion

legacy UHF logoSurpassing 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. This concludes the most ambitious fundraising campaign to date in the state of Hawaiʻi.

"The resounding success of the Centennial Campaign is testament to the commitment of our community to support our university's aspirations for the benefit of our state and beyond," said Barry Weinman, chair of the UH Foundation Board of Trustees. "Students, faculty and engaged community members are already benefiting from the impact of the campaign." Press Release

Mahalo to the many individuals, corporations and foundations that helped make history!

Campaign gifts have supported key University of Hawaiʻi priorities

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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

Centennial Campaign Public Launch Videos

Senator Inouye, Honorary Co-Chair

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"I want to be involved with the Centennial Campaign for two reasons.

First, I feel a profound emotional connection to the University of Hawaiʻi. This stems in part from my time as a student. It is also where I met my wife, Maggie, who was on the faculty.

Second, UH is a key part of this place we call Hawaiʻi. I want to do my part to see that UH builds on its dynamic centers of excellence, and reaches its full potential throughout the ten campuses. Its successes accrue to the greater community.

I would like to tell my friends and colleagues that UH is number one in a range of academic fields, like astronomy and oceanography.

I am ready to work with you to make this happen. I am ready to do my part."

Centennial Campaign
Honorary Co-Chairman
Senator Daniel Inouye

Centennial Celebration

Governor Lingle

Barry Weinman, Centennial Campaign Chair

President McClain, University of Hawaiʻi System President

C. Scott Wo, UH Foundation Board of Trustees Chair

Donna Vuchinich, UH Foundation President & CEO

Quinn Kelsey, Opera Singer & UH Alumnus

Campaign Overview

Centennial Campaign Summary Report

Fiscal year 2009 marked the successful conclusion of the Centennial Campaign - a seven - year fundraising effort to raise $250 million. By June 30, 2009, more than 90,000 donors had contributed $282 million. With bequest intentions of $54 million, the Centennial Campaign raised $336 million - the largest campaign ever in the state of Hawai‘i. 

Full Report
Campaign Priorities

The Case for the Centennial Campaign

Every day research, innovation and scholarship play a critical role in our lives. In this age of information and technology, intellectual capital is a highly prized and carefully stewarded resource. Many of our priorities are sharply focused on fueling centers of excellence where UH is uniquely qualified.

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Advancing Academic Excellence

imageThe University of Hawaiʻi strives for academic excellence, linking research and scholarship to teaching and service. Many of our priorities are sharply focused on fueling centers of excellence where UH is uniquely qualified. Astronomy, ocean and earth sciences, international business, culinary, indigenous language revitalization, Pacific Island and Asian area studies, cancer research, and genetics are programs recognized for their impact and excellence.

Enhancing the Student Experience

A dynamic community of dedicated students lies at the heart of America’s best colleges and universities. Heightening the quality of student life on all our campuses is a core priority. The University of Hawaiʻi’s strategic plan includes securing new dorms, improving the UH student services and campus centers, and enhancing counseling programs.

 

Fulfilling our Research Mission

imageWith our unique geographic location, our campuses continue to be magnets for creators of leading-edge technology, for those who seek to develop new sectors for the economy, and for researchers who push the boundaries of our knowledge of ourselves and our world. Read more

 

Engaging the Community

imageThe University of Hawaiʻi is not just a reflection of the community. It is an essential part of the community, enriching the lives of people of all ages. UH has literally grown up with this transpacific, island society. We were there in the territorial days and during Hawaiʻi’s fledgling years as a state. We witnessed the growth of tourism and we saw the melding of its diverse peoples and cultures into a unique and dynamic cosmopolitan society. Read more

The Centennial Campaign and UH Mānoa

Amount Raised: $205.8 million

Bequest Intentions: $43.0 million
These are lifetime gifts that donors have notified UHF that they have included in their estate plans. Many donors include the university in their estate plans without notifying UHF of their intentions.

Total Raised: $248.8 million

Number of Donors: More than 68,000

Alumni Participation: 18%
Nearly 1 in 5 alumni contributed to the 7-year Centennial Campaign.

Endowed Gifts: $57.6 million
Endowed gifts are invested. Income generated from these investments provide annual support in perpetuity.

Examples of the Campaign's Impact on UH Mānoa

Enhancing Academic Excellence: More than $96.7 million raised.

Funds for academic support, chairs and professorships, conferences, enrichment, faculty and staff support/awards, the library and special programs.

A few examples of the impact of giving to academic excellence:

  • 46 new professorship and department chair accounts
  • 6 new faculty and staff awards
  • 46 new faculty and staff support accounts

Strengthening Undergraduate Education: More than $53 million raised.

Funds for student aid and services programs, student awards, fellowships, student grants and student scholarships including 321 new student aid accounts.

These new accounts coupled with existing ones bring the total number of student aid accounts managed by UHF for UH Mānoa to 890.

Fulfilling UH Mānoa's Research Mission: More than $40.9 million raised.

SOEST, JABSOM and the College of Natural Sciences received the majority of these funds.

Capital Projects: More than $4.3 million raised.

Ching Field, currently under renovation on the lower campus, is an example of a capital project funded by the Campaign.

Athletics Programming: More than $9.4 million raised.

Other Program Support: More than $1.5 million raised.

Funds for alumni associations, non-academic divisions, public service & extension and publications.

The Centennial Campaign and UH Hilo

Amount Raised: $15.4 million

Bequest Intentions: $0.2 million
These are lifetime gifts that donors have notified UHF that they have included in their estate plans. Many donors include the university in their estate plans without notifying UHF of their intentions.

Total Raised: $15.6 million

Number of Donors: Nearly 6,500

Alumni Participation: 9%
This is the percentage of UH Hilo alumni who made gifts to UH Hilo during the 7-year campaign.

Endowed Gifts: $2.2 million
Endowed gifts are invested. Income generated from these investments provide annual support in perpetuity.

Examples of how the Campaign Benefited UH Hilo

Enhancing Academic Excellence: More than $5.7 million raised

Funds used for academic support, program enrichment, faculty and staff support/awards, fellowships.

Funds also for the library and special programs including 'Imiloa Astronomy Center, the North Hawaiʻ Education and Research Center and the Performing Arts Center.

Strengthening Undergraduate Education: More than $4.7 million raised

Funds for student aid and services programs including 62 new student aid accounts that bring the total number of UH Hilo student aid accounts managed by UHF to 110.

Fulfilling UH Hilo's Research Mission: More than $2.8 million raised

Funds for multidisciplinary research and maximizing the island's geographic and natural learning laboratory settings.

Capital Projects: More than $79,000 raised

Includes funds to launch the design and building phase of the College of Pharmacy.

Athletics Programming: More than $800,000 raised

Other Program Support: More than $1.3 million raised

The Centennial Campaign and UH West O‘ahu

Amount Raised: $1.5 million

Number of Donors: 736

Alumni Participation: 15.75%
This is the percentage of UH West Oʻahu alumni who made gifts to UH West Oʻahu during the 7-year campaign.

Endowed Gifts: $1 million
Endowed gifts are invested. Income generated from these investments provide annual support in perpetuity.

Examples of how the Campaign Benefited UH West Oʻahu

Enhancing Academic Excellence: More than $204,000 raised

Funds for academic support, enrichment, faculty and staff support, the library and special programs.

Strengthening Undergraduate Education: More than $1.2 million raised

Funds for student aid and services programs, student awards and student scholarships.

Today UHF manages 11 UH West Oʻahu student aid accounts.

Fulfilling UH West Oʻahu's Research Mission: $100,000

The Centennial Campaign and UH Community Colleges

Amount Raised: $31.9 million

Bequest Intentions: $6.2 million
These are lifetime gifts that donors have notified UHF that they have included in their estate plans. Many donors include the university in their estate plans without notifying UHF of their intentions.

Total Raised: $38.1 million

Number of Donors: More than 15,000

Alumni Participation: 7% averaged among the 7 community college campuses.

Endowed Gifts: $10 million
Endowed gifts are invested. Income generated from these investments provide annual support in perpetuity.

Examples of how the Campaign Benefited UH Community Colleges 

Enhancing Academic Excellence: More than $22.4 million

Funds for academic support, conferences, enrichment, faculty and staff support/awards, libraries and special programs.

Strengthening Undergraduate Education: More than $6.1 million

Funds for student aid and services programs including 132 new student aid accounts providing new program funds, student awards and scholarships. These new accounts coupled with existing ones bring the total number of student aid accounts managed by UHF for Community Colleges to 334. (UHF manages 1,455 student aid accounts system-wide.)

Fulfilling UH Community Colleges's Research Mission: More than $700,000

Maui Community College, Leeward Community College and Honolulu Community College received the majority of research funds.

Capital Projects: More than $2.4 million

Other Program Support: More than $300,000

Funds for public service & extension and publications.

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