The University of Hawai‘i’s first ever UH Giving Tuesday – an online event that brought the UH community together to support the 10-campus system and its students – raised $73,177.
436 donors joined the effort to raise funds for scholarships and financial aid. All gifts made on December 1 were counted during the 24-hour event.
University of Hawai‘i Vice President of Advancement and UH Foundation CEO Tim Dolan said, “We are tremendously grateful to everyone who participated in our inaugural UH Giving Tuesday campaign and made it such a success!” Dolan continued, “Every gift makes a difference, and shows our students that they matter. It is inspiring for them to know that even in the midst of our economic recession, our community is generously backing their success.”
Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. It began as an American day of philanthropy and giving in response to the consumerism of Black Friday and the holidays. Over the past eight years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.
To support UH students and programs, please visit https://www.uhfoundation.org/give.
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The University of Hawai‘i Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support the University of Hawai‘i System. The mission of the University of Hawai‘i Foundation is to unite donors’ passions with the University of Hawai‘i’s aspirations by raising philanthropic support and managing private investments to benefit UH, the people of Hawai‘i and our future generations. www.uhfoundation.org