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 Dani Douglass has joined the team, and Bianca Mordasini and Nina Horioka have been promoted.
Dani Douglass joins the team as director of alumni and development communications at the Shidler College of Business at UH Mānoa. In this role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic donor and alumni communications for the Shidler College of Business and Travel Industry Management School.
With more than 12 years of communications and marketing experience, she’s held positions in public relations agencies, government, health insurance and education settings. Before joining the UH Foundation, Douglass was the marketing and communications manager for St. Andrew’s Schools. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism and her Master of Education in teaching from UH Mānoa.
Bianca Mordasini has been promoted to senior director of alumni engagement for the Shidler College of Business and the Travel Industry Management School. She joined the UH Foundation in 2017 as the director of alumni engagement for the Shidler College of Business. In this elevated role, Mordasini will continue to build and sustain a comprehensive alumni engagement program that includes providing outreach and programs that enrich our alumni’s lives and connection with UH.
Before joining the UH Foundation, Mordasini served as the director of public relations and digital marketing at Trump International Hotel Waikiki. Mordasini received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from UH Mānoa.
Nina Horioka has been promoted to director of development for the Shidler College of Business. Horioka joined the UH Foundation in 2016 as the associate director of development for the Shidler College of Business. In this elevated role, she will continue to raise private funds to support the students and programs of the Shidler College of Business, including the recently re-integrated School of Travel Industry Management.
Before joining the Foundation she worked at Bank of Hawaii where she held positions in trust, investment products, and compliance. Horioka earned her Bachelor's degree in Economics from Smith College, Massachusetts.
Every day, our passionate, talented team comes to work focused on advancing public higher education and globally-relevant research. For environmental and social research, and for academic pursuits at every level, we connect donors’ passions to the University of Hawai‘i’s mission. Leveraging private funding and alumni engagement, we help drive research discoveries, opportunities for student excellence, and facilities where innovation and learning can thrive.
If you’re excited about a career that makes a positive impact, you could be a good fit for our team.
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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