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
Ambition was never a problem for Britney (Kanoe) Quibelan. She had big goals as a child, dreaming of being an FBI agent and then a psychologist. She settled on becoming a doctor when she realized the field could offer a blend of her interests in piecing together mysteries and talking with and helping people.
Hundreds of lives that have been transformed through the groundbreaking Waiʻaleʻale Project at Kauaʻi Community College, which celebrates its 10th year in 2019.
Lisa Rapozo, a social worker with Child Welfare Services, was in the Wai‘ale‘ale Project’s first cohort ten years ago.
Undergraduate students got hands-on experience in community engagement at Lyon Arboretum as part of UH Mānoa’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.
Thirty promising high school and college students were honored on July 18, as the 2019 University of Hawaiʻi Regents and Presidential Scholars during an awards ceremony at the UH Mānoa Campus Center Ballroom. The scholarship program was created in 1987 and has attracted some of Hawaiʻi’s best and brightest.
As an expression of the importance higher education has played in the Liu family, the David C. and May T. Liu Civil Engineering Fellowship will help civil engineering graduate students focusing on geotechnical engineering to develop strong technical and managerial skills.
Ted thought academics to be very important, that you needed an education to get ahead and to pursue whatever career you might select.
Jericho Tobin, the inaugural recipient of the Representative Clift Tsuji Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Hawaii Community College Agriculture Program.
University of Hawaiʻi Maui College commencement student speaker shared much more than words of wisdom as she graduated with her accounting degree.