(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — Dr. Lawrence K. W. Tseu of Honolulu has established the Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence K.W. (BoHing Chan) Tseu Endowed Scholarship in Nursing at the UH Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SONDH) with a $100,000 gift. This fund will provide scholarship assistance to students in the Masters Entry Program in Nursing.
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation is pleased to announce that Robert Saarnio has joined the development team as the major gifts officer for the College of Engineering at UH Mānoa. Robert will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of private philanthropic major gifts to the College.
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — Former professor and director of the Architectural Practicum program, in the School of Architecture at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Donald Goo and his wife Laura, have established the endowed School of Architecture Practicum Fund with their $150,000 gift. With this gift, they are also providing funds for a related expendable fund. Their generosity will support and further develop the Architecture Practicum program and provide financial assistance to students who are attending Practicum Studios.
Endowed fund in memory of husband will help bring research results to bedsides
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — Local philanthropist Betty Funayama has established the Warren T. Funayama Endowed Fund at the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center in memory of her late husband Warren. Her $100,000 gift will help strengthen promising research in the areas of breast, liver and kidney cancer and ultimately translate into better cancer treatment and care for the people of Hawaiʻi.
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has received $20,000 from the Monsanto Fund, a private foundation and the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, to support salaries and materials for "Gene-ius Day." Gene-ius Day is a special program that introduces students from grade 4 through 12 to basic genetics and the function of DNA.
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — In commemoration of their 40th anniversary, PBR Hawaii & Associates Inc. have created the PBR Hawaii Scholarship Endowment at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's School of Architecture. President Thomas Witten and Founder/Chairman Emeritus Frank Brandt joined by principals Russell Chung, R. Stan Duncan, Vincent Shigekuni and Grant Murakami together contributed $40,000 to create this endowment that will offer ongoing student support in an area they are passionate about.
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation has received a $1,634,025 realized bequest from the estate of the late Isamu Shinshiro to create an endowment establishing the Isamu Shinshiro Scholarship for Sustainable Technology Education and Training Fund. Income from the endowment will provide University of Hawaiʻi community college students financial assistance to complete two-year degrees or certificates in a broad range of sustainable technology programs throughout the community college campuses.
Business executive Sharon Weiner gives $150,000 to develop entrepreneurial programs at Shidler College of Business
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — Honolulu business executive Sharon Weiner hopes to encourage entrepreneurial activity at the University of Hawaiʻi through the establishment of The Sharon Weiner Startsmart Entrepreneurship Endowment at the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE). Of the $150,000 gift from Weiner, $50,000 will be used to support PACE programs, and an additional $100,000 will go toward her endowment to develop entrepreneurial programs for students and faculty.
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — The Nakasone family celebrated Tsuruko Nakasone's 100th birthday by creating the Matsuro and Tsuruko Nakasone Endowment Fund at the Center for Okinawan Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. This fund established with a $36,000 gift, also honors the memory of their late father Matsuro Nakasone, and will provide students with the opportunity to travel outside of Hawaiʻi to study or undertake research in Okinawa-related subjects.
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — Thanks to a $1 million anonymous gift, the John A. Burns School of Medicine's Center for Cardiovascular Research (CCR) will be better equipped to fulfill its research mission to better understand, prevent and treat heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions. This gift establishes an endowed fund that will give the CCR director resources to enhance cardiovascular research at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at UH Manoa, and its hospital partners throughout Hawaiʻi.
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — The First Hawaiian Bank Foundation has made a $100,000 gift to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SONDH) to create the "Cancer Nursing Care Simulation Initiative". This is one of several innovative education initiatives that will provide student and practicing nurses with a "simulated" environment to build their skills in caring for both pediatric and adult oncology patients.
Raymond Baker's $50,000 gift will support grounds and living collections at Lyon Arboretum
(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) — As a Lyon Arboretum staff member for 38 years, Raymond Baker knows firsthand the tremendous impact funding in strategic areas can make. Upon retirement, he made a gift of $50,000 to establish the Raymond F. Baker Fund for Grounds and Living Collections at the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum. This fund will support the grounds and living collections of the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.