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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.

Blending Hawaiian culture with a STEM education
Abigail Macalintal grew up in Kailua and is a student at the UH Mānoa College of Engineering, majoring in mechanical engineering.
Engineering alum’s gift commemorates lasting memories of Hawaiʻi
"We quickly learned to appreciate and embrace the best of what Hawaiʻi has to offer."
O'Mealy Fellowship a first for UH Mānoa
The students I taught and the people I met in 35 years at UH Mānoa were high quality, and I wanted to support the college when I’m gone. Anderson reminded me that the university has been very good to me. To both of us.
Second cohort of Kauaʻi Medical Training Track meets Garden Isle health care community
The event was an opportunity for the six first-year medical students to meet the island’s health care partners.
Roy Abe passionate about educating next generation of UH engineers
Abe was honored at this year’s annual College of Engineering banquet with the Dean’s Award of Excellence for alumni for the impact he has made not only on the engineering profession, but also for his support of the college and for educating Hawaii’s future engineers.
RISE opens to students marking milestone in entrepreneurship, innovation at UH
More than 325 students have become the first residents to move into the new state-of-the-art Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs (RISE) student housing facility for the fall 2023 semester.
Koshiba Distinguished Lecturership brings real-world law to the classroom at Hawaiʻi’s law school
The James Koshiba Distinguished Lecturer Endowment enables a member of the Hawaiʻi law community to teach a class at UH Mānoa's William S. Richardson School of Law each year.
Elizabeth Spann Student Enrichment Fund allows students to take advantage of opportunities
Students from UH Mānoa's College of Arts, Languages & Letters (CALL) were able to seize on opportunities to enrich their college experiences because of the Elizabeth Spann Student Enrichment Fund.
Bonner Program makes leaders for community transformation
The Bonner Program aims for meaningful, lasting impact on students and the planet. Students’ learning and networking lead to improved academic performance as well as careers and lives of engagement.