The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation will hold its fourth Giving Tuesday online event on Nov. 28, with people throughout the University of Hawaiʻi System joining together to raise funds for Maui’s recovery. We stand with Maui.
Since the devastating Aug. 8 wildfires, UH Foundation and the UH community have worked to help the members of our UH ʻohana on Maui who lost everything. From providing immediate financial support to students, faculty and staff to supporting a massive effort to prepare thousands of meals each day for those who lost their homes or were helping the initial recovery on the front lines. People across all 10 UH campuses, from students to researchers, have stepped up to help, whether it was volunteering to distribute food or testing water for contaminants.
Maui’s long-term recovery is just getting started. This Giving Tuesday, UH Foundation stands with Maui and is devoting 100% of fundraising efforts to helping the UH ‘ohana strengthen Maui’s recovery.
“We know that it will take years, in some cases, for Maui to recover and UH is playing a vital role in helping to shape the recovery, from environmental research and expertise to training residents for new jobs,” said Tim Dolan, UH vice president of advancement and CEO of the UH Foundation. “It’s the right decision for this Giving Tuesday to put all of our efforts to strengthening Maui’s recovery.”
The online event is being held in conjunction with the global GivingTuesday effort.
Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 28, UHF will open a special online platform at uhfoundation.org/GivingTuesday where donors may give to any fund during the 24-hour Giving Tuesday period. Donors may also call (808) 376-7800 on Oʻahu, or (833) 846-4262 to make a gift by phone.
Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as an American day of philanthropy and giving in response to the consumerism of Black Friday and the holidays. Over the past 11 years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.
To support UH students and programs, please visit https://www.uhfoundation.org/give.
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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. uhfoundation.org