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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.

New lab honors beloved grad
“Tom would have admitted the days of working in individual cubicles in front of dimly lit computer screens was a feature of the past, where individual effort was the norm."
Why I traveled 4000 miles to attend UH Mānoa
I truly appreciate the recognition of my work. With this award, I aim to promote marine stewardship to visitors all over the world. This award reassures me of my purpose to protect our natural environment.
Navigating college while connecting with my culture
My experience at UH Mānoa has allowed me to connect with my culture in new and meaningful ways, while also providing me with a world-class education that will help me achieve my personal, academic and professional goals.
Loving school at UH Mānoa
I decided on International Business because I came from a multicultural household that inspired me to study other cultures and travel the world, instead of just staying in one country.
Raising funds is all about relationships
UH Mānoa senior Jolie Graham has raised $100,000 toward scholarships for her fellow students, one phone call at a time.
Research that matters: UH science creates a better world for us all
University of Hawai‘i researchers make groundbreaking discoveries often collaborating across disciplines and departments, that cannot occur anywhere else on Earth.
How UH prepares students for 21st century careers
UH's impact is tremendous, not only for Hawaiʻi's economy, but even more for the individuals whose lives are transformed by a college education.
Protecting Hawaiʻi from invasive pests aim of new airport exhibit
A new interactive exhibit at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport will help to inform travelers about the importance of protecting the state from invasive species and demonstrate some of the actions they can take to make a difference.
Plant-based food research for people and planet
Citing positive effects on people and planet, Catharina and Peng Ang have established a new fund, boosting research and development of plant-based foods, food products, and menus at Kapi‘olani CC’s Culinary Institute of the Pacific.