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Gifts in 2020 totaled $84.7M in support for UH students, programs and research

  • colloage of students holding up signs to make the statement thank you for this amazing journy

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.”

Weinman's donate $1.56M to help tackle Hawai‘i’s doctor shortage

  • The Weinmans opened their home to seven Weinman Fellows and their families so they could meet each other and welcome Dr. Jerris Hedges as JABSOM dean on April 18, 2008.

Inspired by the success of a $1.6 million donation that established the Barry and Virginia Weinman Fellowship to fund 10 medical students’ educations, renowned philanthropists Barry and Virginia Weinman recently donated $1.56 million to fund 10 full-tuition scholarships at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Taking education out of the classroom

  • Dr. Wayne T. Iwaoka teaching

To build on the learning momentum they started, the passionate educators have created an endowment to ensure that future students in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences (HNFAS) can also benefit from immersive skill-building experiences.

New Learning Communities train medical students differently

  • group photo of JABSOM faculty ans staff

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.

Dr. Hank Wuh joins UH Foundation Board of Trustees

  • Hank Wuh, MD, MPH

The University of Hawai‘i Foundation, the nonprofit organization that raises private funds to support students, programs and research on all 10 UH campuses, is happy to announce that Hank Wuh, MD, MPH has joined its board of trustees.

Lifelong fan makes ‘Bows part of her legacy

  • Eleanor Chu with UH Men’s Volleyball coaches
  • 1/26/20 UH Men’s Volleyball Fundraiser at the Stan Sheriff Center

“I know what it’s like to be a poor kid going to school, not having enough money to do everything I wanted to do. I want to make sure these athletes have a chance to do things for fun.”

$1M from Henry Luce Foundation for Southeast Asian Studies

  • Miriam Stark (UH Manoa) and Tep Sokha (Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Cambodia) consult during Khmer Production and Exchange Ceramics Workshop at APSARA National Authority, June 2017

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”

  • Ian Kitajima

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.

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