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
"Women's Studies is about them—it’s about the issues they’re living through and being challenged by."
The Rainbow Warriors Racing team receives a major boost from Toyota Hawaii,
Jamaica Aquino has dreams of educating Hawai‘i's youth about living with asthma.
A new scholarship for single parents at UH Maui College honors a mom who strove to make things "a little better" for her son.
“They need to know they are supported by their community. Their health and well-being, mentally and physically, are important,” says Mark Robison, former Rainbow Warrior.
A recipient of the Barbara Yap Physical Therapist Assistant scholarship, Ismael Membrere, Jr. hopes to make physical therapy a first option before drugs and surgery.
Entire families, including grandparents and children, participate in classes to encourage healthier practices as a family tradition.
More than 2,700 recent public high school graduates prepared for college and careers this summer for free through the Next Steps to Your Future initiative.
To build on the learning momentum they started, the passionate educators have created an endowment to ensure that future students in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences (HNFAS) can also benefit from immersive skill-building experiences.