Kupono | The University of Hawaii Foundation Newsletter | Summer 2013 | Vol. 3, No. 2
Leadership Corner
Duk Hee Lee MurabayashiDuk Hee Lee Murabayashi
Donor and two-term UH Foundation Trustee
(1997-2003 and 2008-present)

"I received a tuition waiver when I attended UC Berkeley and have always been very aware of how important this type of support is."
Duk Hee Lee Murabayashi

Mrs. Murabayashi is a retired urban planner who has worked in private consulting and research, and for the state and city governments in Hawai‘i for 30 years. She has been responsible for all aspects of land use and environmental planning from conceptual development to implementation and administration. Additionally, she has directed and participated in visitor industry-related projects including community development plans for Jeju Province in Korea.

Deeply committed to Hawai‘i, her community activities have ranged from serving as the general vice chair for the Korean Centennial Committee to board member for the Honolulu Symphony. In 1990 the President of the Republic of Korea awarded Mrs. Murabayashi a Presidential Citation for outstanding contributions to the Hawai‘i Korean Chamber of Commerce. Other recognitions include a Certificate of Appreciation from the Hawai‘i House of Representatives in 2003 and a Certificate for Humanitarian Efforts from the Honolulu City Council in 1998.

For the past 10 years, Mrs. Murabayashi has researched Korean immigration history in Hawai‘i and published four books in Korean and papers in English. In 2003, Mrs. Murabayashi taught "Koreans in Hawai‘i" at UH Mānoa and continues to lecture on the subject.

In addition to serving on community boards, teaching and writing, Mrs. Murabayashi is a generous philanthropist whose gifts to UH include scholarships to support students in engineering, nursing and social work.

"By establishing scholarships to help nursing and social work students, I hope students from diverse ethnic and linguistic backgrounds will come to UH and ultimately serve the people in our community. There are so many people from countries like Korea who live here and would benefit greatly by having access to services where their provider speaks their home language."
Gift Impact Stories
$3M puts Pan-STARRS back on track
The U.S. Congress cancellation of earmarks in 2011 left Pan-STARRS, one of Hawai‘i's flagship programs, $10M short of the funds needed to complete the historic 2-telescope system—and on the verge of folding. Thanks to a $3M gift, Pan-STARRS will survive the cuts and continue astronomy research of global import.
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Protecting environment and Native Hawaiian culture
The Kresge Foundation is helping us tap into the Native Hawaiian reservoir of knowledge through its support of Lamakū Na‘auao (Knowledge Torch), a new UH Mānoa program.
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MELE program students are making music
Honolulu CC students in the Music & Entertainment Learning Experience, (MELE) program have engineered and produced MELE’s first CD compilation entitled, Island Music: Gifts of Aloha. Thanks to Al and Sue Landon’s generosity, students were given this meaningful opportunity to convert their classroom knowledge into real-world experience.
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First Miyawaki Family "Trainee in Neuroscience"
The Miyawaki Family "Trainee in Neuroscience" Award Endowment at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) recognizes outstanding scholarship in the neurosciences. It celebrates the achievements of young investigators in the greater neuroscience community of Hawaiʻi and contributes to the foundation for a strong academic program in the neurosciences at JABSOM.
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Celebrating Dr. Jagdish Prasad Sharma
No doubt Jagdish Prasad Sharma had a sparkle in his eyes even growing up in a mud hut in the village of Kota in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the 1930s. For a person from humble beginnings –his mother was illiterate and his father a farmer – he had unusual ideas. His intelligence and love of learning carried him to London and ultimately to Hawai‘i where he taught at UH Mānoa for 39 years.
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H.I.S. Hawaii Travel Industry Management Scholarship
The TIM School ‘ohana and Hawaii H.I.S. Corporation are celebrating the establishment of the H.I.S. Hawaii TIM Scholarship Endowment for students enrolled at the UH Mānoa School of Travel Industry Management (TIM).
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Summer school scholarships help Warriors succeed
Waterhouse Charitable Trust is helping our UH Warriors succeed in the classroom and on the field.
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Impact Videos
Founders and Visionaries  
Founders and Visionaries - University of Hawai‘i Foundation
Learn about the operations and impact of the UH Foundation in the Hawaii Business Magazine "Founders and Visionaries" TV feature.
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Manoa Scholarship  
Diversity: Independently Together
Donors are forever changing the lives of students at the University of Hawai‘i! Jeremy, Emily, Matthew and Eve are recipients who are achieving their goals because of your support.
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University of Hawai'i Cancer Center - Donor Mahalo
In this video, UH Cancer Center researchers speak about the importance of their research for our world, and thank donors for their generous commitment to life-sustaining research.
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KCC Scholarship  
Kapi‘olani CC - Scholarship Mahalo
Donors have made a wonderful difference in the lives of students at Kapi‘olani CC. Druella, Jennifer and Shyanne share how scholarships are helping them beat the odds and stay on track.
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Photo Galleries
KCC Dinner  
Kapi‘olani CC Scholarship Dinner
Celebrating donors who fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in diverse fields ranging from the allied health sciences to culinary arts.
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Manoa Dinner  
UH Mānoa & UH System Scholarship Celebration
Nearly 500 members of the UH ‘ohana filled the Stan Sheriff Center arena to honor scholarship donors.
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Honolulu CC Scholarship & Donor Appreciation Reception
Paying tribute to donors who provide students with access to a quality higher education, and the support they need to excel.
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UH Hilo Fall Scholarship Celebration  
Kaua‘i CC Annual Scholarship Reception
Art and Humanities Professor Molly Summers opened the program with a beautiful pule that touched hearts and minds, setting the tone for a memorable evening celebrating scholarships.
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Office of Estate & Gift Planning
Frank Boas  
Remembering Frank
Philanthropist, former UH Foundation trustee, successful lawyer and global citizen Frank Boas passed away in March. He was one of the University of Hawai‘i’s most ardent supporters. Through his philanthropic legacy that includes generous estate gifts, his life will be honored for generations to come.
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The IRA charitable rollover is back for 2013!
Donors age 70½ or older are eligible to move up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to qualified charities without having to pay income taxes on the money. The law is set to expire on December 31, 2013.
UH Foundation News
Luce Foundation Partners With Linguists To Save Endangered Languages

Kamitaki Family Establishes Scholarship at UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business

CPB President and CEO Dean Leads Support for UH Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

Improving Maui's Native Hawaiian Mothers' and Children's Oral Health

American Savings Bank Donates $30K to the UH Entrepreneurship Center

Sam and Helen Piesner Endowed Scholarship for Japanese Legal Studies

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