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Kupono Winter 2014

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UH’s First $100M Donor

Jay H. Shidler, investor, philanthropist, and UH alumnus has made an irrevocable commitment to increase his visionary gift to the Shidler College of Business to a total of $100 million.

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Photos: Full Circle, Honolulu CC Fashion Extravaganza

The Honolulu Community College Fashion Technology Program came full circle at a very special event that featured three successful fashion tech alumni at a unique dining and fashion experience.

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2014 Endowment Report

In FY2014, the UH Foundation’s endowment provided more than $9.8 million in private support to UH, its students and its faculty. Learn about our investment strategy and the incredible impact endowed funds are making.

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In Return for Loving Parents

When she finished medical school, her mother casually said, “You know you are very fortunate. You always had love, always had food to eat. You always had a place to sleep and the opportunity to get an education. Don’t forget that.” Dr. Sharma never forgot.

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Video: Passionate About Language

Meet three students who are working hard to preserve endangered languages and tackling other linguistic research areas. Their research is supported by an award from the Bilinski Educational Foundation.

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Long live the BHIVER

When they lost their talented 23-year-old son Matt, Vince and Annette Smith established an art scholarship to help art students, and honor his legacy of creativity and generosity.

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HMSA Foundation Grant Leverages $729,000

Read about a powerful example of leveraging a local company’s investment to attract national funding to benefit nursing students, the University and State of Hawai‘i

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Maui Cancer Clinical Trials Fuel Hope

"We lost our mother, Marilyn, to cancer in 1988. The same day that my mother died, my daughter Maria Lynn was born. In 2013, 25 years and 11 days later, we lost Maria to cancer,” said Tim Moyer.

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Giving Students a Boost to Thrive

25 college-bound graduates from Big Island's Kea‘au High School lived for six weeks on the UH Hilo campus in a new summer bridge program.

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Photos: Mahalo Reception for Sen. Daniel K. Akaka

See photos from our event celebrating the establishment of the Senator Daniel K. Akaka Regents Scholarship Endowment and the many donors who contributed to the fund.

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Photos: Launching the Will J. Henderson Aloha Fund

This event celebrated a new endowment to provide scholarships to every first-year medical student at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

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Photos: Kapi‘olani CC Scholarship Mahalo Dinner

Close to 200 scholarship donors, scholarship recipients and members of the KCC ‘ohana celebrated the life-changing impact of scholarships at a lively dinner at KCC.

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Photos: World on a Plate: La Dolce Vita

The Noble Chef, hosted by UH Maui College, attracts food lovers who lend support to Maui Culinary Academy’s (MCA) student scholarships, endowments, and programs.

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Deferred Gifts Help Students Succeed

Kathleen Jaycox enjoyed a 41-year career as an educator, helping students help themselves. By partnering with UHF, she was able to establish two endowments through a deferred gift plan and continue supporting students’ success.

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UH: A Magazine for Alumni & Friends

Learn about aquaponics, from ancient art to modern economic promise; dynamic duos and partnerships that benefit people, places and the community; get to know former UH coaches Vince Goo and Jimmy Yagi; and more.

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Video: UH System News

A recent groundbreaking ceremony was an important milestone for the Daniel K. Inouye (DKI) College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. The new 21st century facility will provide a flagship, central location for the College.

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