21,070 Gifts total $84.7 Million for UH students, programs and research
UH Vice President of Advancement and UHF CEO Tim Dolan added, “We are so grateful for each of the 21,070 gifts. Donors have made a phenomenal difference in the lives of our students this year, funding COVID-19 related urgent needs, programs supporting high school students’ transition to college, and students from all backgrounds graduating with the degrees and certificates essential for our economic recovery.”
Tackling Hawai‘i’s Doctor Shortage Weinmans donate $1.56M
"A doctor is one of the greatest assets in a community. Encouraging future physicians to stay in our Islands not only strengthens the medical profession and quality of care, it helps improve the quality of life in Hawaiʻi," said Virginia Weinman.
$500K TIM School endowment established by Hong Kong executive, Shidler alumna
Textile and apparel company Esquel Group and its Vice Chairman Teresa Yang established a $500,000 Esquel-Yang Family Distinguished Professorship at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Travel Industry Management (TIM School) with matching funds from Jay H. Shidler.
New Learning Communities train medical students differently
Hawai‘i’s physician shortage is a serious problem. It contributes to healthcare disparities, especially in our neighbor island communities. The increased demand on our physicians’ energies leads to burnout and withdrawal from clinical practice, making the problem worse.
UHA funds medical student curriculum fostering the physician-patient relationship
The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) received a $100,000 gift from longtime medical education advocate University Health Alliance (UHA) Health Insurance to help launch its newest curriculum fostering the physician-patient relationship.
Two students receive first-ever UH West Oʻahu creative media scholarship
Mavric Agustin-Carino and Mikaela Briones are recipients of this first-ever full scholarship in the ACM program. They will receive multi-year assistance and an additional $1,000 annually to support their studies and enhance their experiences at UH West Oʻahu.
$1M from Henry Luce Foundation for Southeast Asian Studies
The Henry Luce Foundation recently awarded $1,000,000 to the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM). Dr. Miriam Stark (Director, UHM CSEAS) will direct "LuceSEA Transitions: Environment, Society and Change" in partnership with the East-West Center to explore socioeconomic and environmental shifts that are transforming Southeast Asian societies in a time of accelerated climate and environmental change.
From surfer to “sherpa”
Looking back, Kitajima thinks if you would have asked people right after high school if they thought he’d make it to where he is now, they would have said, “No, and I'm not going to invest any resources in helping that person.”
That is precisely the kind of student Kitajima wants to help in the future.
More gifts and announcements
- UHA Funds Medical Student Curriculum Fostering The Physician-Patient Relationship
- Dr. Hank Wuh joins the UH Foundation Board of Trustees
- $500K TIM School Endowment Established By Hong Kong Executive, Shidler Alumna