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This month, University of Hawaiʻi students across the state will take part in commencement ceremonies as they take that big step toward a brighter future for themselves and their families.

It’s a momentous year in their lives.

It’s a momentous year, too, for us at UHF. We’re engaging with you in person again at events such as our annual Heritage Society and scholarship luncheons and receptions. And we’re working on plans to launch the largest comprehensive campaign in the history of the University of Hawaiʻi.

Our mission is to connect your passions with the aspirations at the University of Hawaiʻi. But it’s so much more than that. Your support literally changes lives, from individual students like Ashley Blackstad to the breakthrough research that can impact humanity, such as the ocean drones collecting critical data to assess climate change. It’s what makes Hawaiʻi a better place for everyone.

Tim Dolan
University Of Hawai‘i Foundation CEO

Featured Stories

Saildrones to navigate Hawaiʻi waters for critical UH research

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Marine Environmental Lab (PMEL), and the Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Studies (CICOES), are working with Saildrone Inc. to pilot this effort. » More

New lab honors beloved grad

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“Tom would have admitted the days of working in individual cubicles in front of dimly lit computer screens was a feature of the past, where individual effort was the norm." »

Why I traveled 4,000 miles to attend UH Mānoa

Emma DeBenedictis

I truly appreciate the recognition of my work. With this award, I aim to promote marine stewardship to visitors all over the world. This award reassures me of my purpose to protect our natural environment. »

Navigating college while connecting with my culture

Maikalewa Koka

My experience at UH Mānoa has allowed me to connect with my culture in new and meaningful ways, while also providing me with a world-class education that will help me achieve my personal, academic and professional goals. »

Loving school at UH Mānoa

Marisol Willson

I decided on International Business because I came from a multicultural household that inspired me to study other cultures and travel the world, instead of just staying in one country. »