“Unite and move forward as one.” That is the vision driving Pūpūkāhi I Holomua, an elite philanthropic society for University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Athletics that supports student-athletes’ success and ability to achieve their ambitious academic and athletic goals.
The driving force behind this new society is an energetic team that includes donors Kent Youel, Eric Fujimoto an advisory with the Ho‘ea Wealth Advisory Group, and Ryan Tanaka, president of Waterhouse Inc.
Kent Youel said, “UH is our only state university. Its athletic achievements bring a great sense of pride to everyone in Hawai‘i. Direct support by fans, boosters and local businesses is essential to keeping us competitive, and I am proud to help in this effort.”
Members will be offered complimentary access or special opportunities to purchase access to the following:
- Quarterly breakfast gatherings with the UH Mānoa Director of Athletics and his staff to share expertise, collaborate and discuss the current state and future of the UH Mānoa Athletics program
- Access to the Ed Wong Hospitality Room during athletics events
- Preferred parking
- Field pass for a select football home game (subject to availability)
- Travel privileges to select away games
- Access to special events and celebrations
The minimum gift commitment for Pūpūkāhi I Holomua membership is $5,000 per year for five consecutive years – $25,000 total.
Justin Clapp, president of the Letterwinner’s Club said, “The Letterwinner's Club supports the Pūpūkāhi I Holomua initiative to support the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa's Athletics Department in providing an unparalleled experience for student-athletes.”
David Matlin, Director of Athletics said, “The core of any athletics program is its student-athletes. The demands of being a student and an athlete are significant.” Matlin continued, “They are role models for youth in our local community and representatives of our state around the world. We are delighted to launch Pūpūkāhi I Holomua to help our students win on the field and in the classroom.”
To find out how you can be part of the elite club that works together to build and improve facilities, provide much-needed nutritional meals, the best in quality training equipment, and the latest in overall wellbeing care, please contact:
Carl Clapp, Associate Athletics Director
808 956-6523 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimo Kai, Associate Athletics Director – Philanthropic Partnerships
808 956-4322 or email@example.com
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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