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
“It has a huge impact on my ability to finish my PhD,” says Shayle Matsuda, “allowing me to focus on writing rather than teaching this year.”
“As a Native Hawaiian, it is my kuleana to give back to my community … ”
Q&A with 10 VISTA fellows starting their year of service at UH.
Kamanamaikalani Brenton Beamer named inaugural Dana Naone Hall Endowed Chair in Hawaiian Studies, Literature and the Environment.
Wailea Community Association is helping UH Maui’s nursing program expand healthcare resources on Maui.
A firefighter's bleeding infant led him to medical school.
For Leeward CC students handling the rigors of life, encouragement and a helping hand.
Thousands joined the bone marrow registry to save her life.
New program connects Mānoa undergrads with students at Castle High.