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
With artificial intelligence a hot topic in the news and AI technologies rapidly proliferating, there is an urgent need for legal experts to help navigate tech policy needs and the legal ramifications along these new frontiers.
Dr. Erika Noel is the Kauaʻi director of the Kauaʻi Medical Training Track, established with a $10 million gift last year from Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg.
My children are the reason I want to succeed in school. I had my oldest when I was 16 years old and did not think I would ever go to college. I am doing this for them.
“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."
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.
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.
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.
UH Mānoa senior Jolie Graham has raised $100,000 toward scholarships for her fellow students, one phone call at a time.
University of Hawai‘i researchers make groundbreaking discoveries, often collaborating across disciplines and departments, that cannot occur anywhere else on Earth.