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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.

Scholarship to help women oceanography students who ‘love the Pacific Ocean’

Fran Friend Alexander and her husband, Kirk Alexander, have endowed a scholarship that will benefit women graduate students studying oceanography at UH.

Maintaining a "gem of greenery and peace" in Mānoa Valley

As many times as I have given tours there or simply walked the grounds, sometimes on small trails off the beaten path, I am continually awed by the peaceful feeling I gain just being there.

UH Hilo professor bridges language gap for science

Philippe Binder, a professor of physics in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at UH Hilo, is working on creating a lexicon of terms that will allow students to learn introductory physics terms in their indigenous languages.

School of Social Work welcomes new endowed chair & interim dean

Former professor Chin Sik Chung’s family has funded the first endowed faculty position in public health.

Alaka‘ina helps make water flow so lo‘i can flourish

A gift from the Alakaʻina Foundation will support research and cultural preservation efforts at Ka Papa Loʻi ʻo Kānewai.

Fellowship supports grad students in indigenous languages and culture

New fellowship will have “outsized effect” on our knowledge of language and culture.

With fan support, Warriors stand on solid ground

Spearheaded by ex-pat alum Tom Kitaguchi, the Warrior Nation Facebook group has the football team's locker room covered.

Developing resilience leaders at Kapi‘olani CC

Kapi‘olani CC will use a $25,000 Hawaiian Electric grant to establish a new community sustainability initiative.

UHAA–Las Vegas chapter honors its spark

Merriam Olds will continue to influence UH students into the distant future, through a scholarship UHAA–Las Vegas has established in her name.