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Q&A With UHF Board Member Kent Youel

Dora and Kent Youel are long time generous UH supporters despite having never taken any classes at the University. In addition to their philanthropic support, they are active volunteer leaders who have played key roles in UH athletic programs’ booster clubs, 'Ahahui Koa Anuenue, and with the UH Foundation.

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Proud UH Supporter Gives Athletics $1.2 Million 

The UH Mānoa Athletics Department has received a gift commitment of $1.2 million from a generous anonymous benefactor. Twenty-two UH Mānoa sports programs will benefit, including cheerleading and the band.

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Exceptional Hawaiian Language Programs 

UH Hilo’s Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani is renowned for its language revitalization success at a time when indigenous languages are dying world-wide. The Ford Foundation is supporting this critical work.

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UH Mānoa and System Scholarship Event 

The Stan Sheriff Center Arena was alive with color and conversation. The event showcased the sciences, highlighting the breadth of expertise we have at UH, and the myriad programs in which scholarships are helping students thrive.

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Dan & Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals 

See photos from the reception welcoming 2015 chair Antonio Oposo Jr., one of Asia’s leading voices in environmental law.

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Lā‘ieikawai: Celebrating Hawaiian Mo‘olelo on Stage 

Opening night for “Lā‘ieikawai” was a historic first for UH – a Kennedy Theatre performance done entirely in Hawaiian. The production inaugurated a new Hawaiian Theatre Fund at UHF.

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JABSOM 50th Anniversary & Gifts Celebration 

Enjoy photos from JABSOM’s 50th Anniversary kick-off. The event honored Dr. Santosh D. Sharma and the Kosasa Family for their major philanthropic investments in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Women’s Health.

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Mahalo Celebration 

At a recent breakfast hosted at the Waikīkī Aquarium, UH and UHF leadership personally thanked emeritus, retired, and former faculty for all they have done for the University of Hawai‘i, its students, and our community.

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Opening Doors to Education 

Pacific Links Hawai‘i Foundation supports leeward O‘ahu students by funding scholarships and innovative programs.

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Inaugural Wo Global Learning Champions 

Read about a new global learning initiative that is developing our future community college leaders.

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Honor Who You Love, Support What You Love 

When UH Mānoa Emerita Professor Elizabeth McCutcheon’s husband James died, she wanted to do something in his memory.

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2014 Annual Report 

Read about the impact donors like you are making. The report includes financial statements that offer insight into UHF operations and more.

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