University of Hawaii Foundation


To unite donors’ passions with the University of Hawaii’s aspirations by raising philanthropic support and managing private investments to benefit UH, the people of Hawaii and our future generations. 


The University of Hawaii Foundation was established in 1955 to encourage private support for the University of Hawaii. Today it is the central fundraising organization for the UH System, providing professional fundraising and alumni engagement services to all 10 UH campuses. To date, the UH Foundation has raised more than $1 billion to support UH. The major impact we have made on students, faculty, research and facilities would not have been possible without donors like you.

The UH Foundation is contracted by the UH Board of Regents to be the sole provider of fundraising and alumni services. The UH Foundation works closely with university leaders, but is an independent, non-profit foundation that is legally separate from the UH System and the State of Hawai‘i.

The UH Foundation has a number of specialists on staff to provide comprehensive fundraising services. Expertise areas include major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, annual giving, charitable tax and estate and gift planning. 



A. Catherine Ngo, Chair

Stanford S. Carr, Vice Chair

Richard F. Wacker, Vice Chair

Ted Pettit, Treasurer

Marivic Dar, Secretary

Alan K. Arakawa

Christine Chee-Ruiter

Herbert N. Conley, Jr.

Brandt Farias

William E. Grayson, Esq.

Robert P. Hiam

Michael K. Hirai, CFA

Elizabeth S. Hokada

Louise K. Y. Ing

Kathleen Kagawa

Rosita G. Leong

Eric K. Martinson

T. Michael May

Earl E. Miller

Ritchie Mudd

Susan Murray

Jackson Nakasone

James J. Pappas

William K. Richardson

Mary E. Sellers

Sean Sugai

Lawrence J. Taff 

Michael Tresler

C. Scott Wo

Kent R. Youel


Jan Sullivan

David K. Lassner

Bernadette Baraquio Hamada

Denis Isono

Donna J. Vuchinich


Donna J. Vuchinich, President & CEO

Paul Y. Kobayashi, Jr., VP for Administration & CFO

Janet Bullard, VP of Marketing & Communications, Alumni & Donor Relations

Rebecca Smith, VP for Development – Health Sciences & Regional Campuses 

University of Hawaii Foundation

P.O. Box 11270

Honolulu, HI 96828-0270