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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.

Family memorializes beloved professor
Dr. Paul Bienfang strongly believed in education and mentoring students and making other people’s lives better.
Public health chair 'an enduring symbol' of parents’ values
"An endowed chair named after my mom and dad would be an enduring symbol and legacy to recognize them."
Scholarship for EMTs marks 32 years of memories and friendship
Years on staff gave a rare perspective on the struggles students face while completing the EMT and paramedic programs.
Award celebrates new architecture program

The school of architecture presented the inaugural Thomas S. Witten, FASLA Pulama ‘Aina award to Shun Ishimine.

Honoring a friend through interesting, necessary work

Hawai‘i is behind in understanding breast cancer risk in our specific mix of ethnicities, cultural influences and genetics

A lasting legacy

On August 8, 2021, 100 people gathered under a big white tent in the UH Mānoa quad – bordered by Hawaiʻi, Crawford and Dean halls – to celebrate the life of the late Chung H. Lee.

Business scholarship means opportunity and growth

Mānoa business student expresses deep gratitude for financial assistance.

Student counts on a career as a math teacher

Daniel John Quiamas, the 2021 recipient of the Hawaiian Telcom Math & Science Scholarship, wants to give back by helping students succeed at math.

FICOH scholarship supports students studying climate change

A new scholarship funded by First Insurance Company of Hawaii benefits students at UH's Institute for Sustainability and Resilience.