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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.

When Great-Grandmother is a sophomore

Going to school at Windward Community College before COVID-19 was challenging enough. The 57-year-old grandmother had a home bursting at the seams and had already dealt with tragedy in her close-knit ʻohana.

UH Hilo undergrads see democracy in action

Yeshaya Amichai, a political science major at UH Hilo, is an intern at Senator Schatz’s Honolulu office. "I’m proud to represent UH Hilo, and grateful and honored to receive this scholarship."

Kaneshiro awarded first McCorriston professorship

McCorriston died in 2001, after an outstanding career as professor and physician, influencing generations of Hawai‘i doctors who learned from him, and delivering more than 10,000 babies into the world.

Game changing, innovative Windward CC program gets $1M boost

The Harold K. L. Castle Foundation has committed a rare second-round of funding for Paipai O Koʻolau, a program designed to increase college enrollment and graduation rates, as well as provide financial and academic support for students.

Hawai‘i educator honors wife with support for Cancer Center

“Anyone who has ever lost someone they love to this disease knows the toll it takes on survivors. You never forget the one you love, and they always remain with you.”

Witnessing students’ passion for medicine

Many grateful doctors-to-be welcomed the scholarship donors to JABSOM with lei and personally thanked them for their selfless generosity at the medical school’s Second Annual Scholarship Dinner event at the Kakaʻako campus.

Hamilton Library research room named in honor of Chinese leaders

The Asia Collection at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Hamilton Library is now home to the Sun Yat-sen and Soong Ching Ling Research Room, dedicated on Sun Yat-sen’s 153rd birthday, November 12, 2019.

Maui golf tourney crowns one champion, empowers several more

Sentry, one of the nation’s largest business mutual insurance companies, was in the third year of a five-year commitment when it extended its sponsorship to 2030.

Smart, Thoughtful, Caring

Remembering Jimmy Thropp
He quietly did things for others as he lived his Christian religion.  He had a truly wonderful, dry sense of humor.