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Gifts in 2020 totaled $84.7M in support for UH students, programs and research

collage of students holding up signs to make the statement thank you for this amazing journy

UH Vice President of Advancement and UHF CEO Tim Dolan added, “We are so grateful for each of the 21,070 gifts. Donors have made a phenomenal difference in the lives of our students this year, funding COVID-19 related urgent needs, programs supporting high school students’ transition to college, and students from all backgrounds graduating with the degrees and certificates essential for our economic recovery.”

Dr. Hank Wuh joins UH Foundation Board of Trustees

Hank Wuh, MD, MPH

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 Hank Wuh, MD, MPH has joined its board of trustees.

$1M from Henry Luce Foundation for Southeast Asian Studies

Miriam Stark (UH Manoa) and Tep Sokha (Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Cambodia) consult during Khmer Production and Exchange Ceramics Workshop at APSARA National Authority, June 2017

The Henry Luce Foundation recently awarded $1,000,000 to the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM). Dr. Miriam Stark (Director, UHM CSEAS) will direct "LuceSEA Transitions: Environment, Society and Change" in partnership with the East-West Center to explore socioeconomic and environmental shifts that are transforming Southeast Asian societies in a time of accelerated climate and environmental change.

Dana Naone Hall Endowed Chair in Hawaiian Studies established

Dana Naone

The Laurence H. Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation has donated $3.2 million to establish the Dana Naone Hall Endowed Chair in Hawaiian Studies, Literature, and the Environment at the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Hiraoka named Lakshmi Devi and Devraj Sharma Endowed Chair

group photo: Department Chair Dr. Ivica Zalud honored Dr. Mark Hiraoka as the Lakshmi Devi and Devraj Sharma Endowed Chair

On March 2, Department Chair Dr. Ivica Zalud honored Dr. Mark Hiraoka as the Lakshmi Devi and Devraj Sharma Endowed Chair. Zalud made the announcement in a faculty meeting at the department’s administrative office, located at the Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

UH urgent student relief fund surpasses $1M

Frustrated students and a infectious disease research scientist

Given the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its immediate impact on UH students and their families, the UH Foundation in partnership with UH launched a fundraising campaign on 3/23/20 to raise funds for students on all 10 UH campuses facing urgent financial situations.

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