The University of Hawaii Foundation

The Foundation directly impacts students, faculty, research and programs on all 10 University of Hawaii campuses.

The University of Hawaii Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds and builds alumni engagement to support the University of Hawaii System. The mission of the University of Hawaii Foundation is 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 Hawai‘i and our future generations. 

In partnership with generous donors and UH partners, the UH Foundation raised $77.6 million in fiscal year 2017 (7/1/2016 – 6/30/2017). These funds will directly impact students, faculty, research and programs on all 10 University of Hawaii campuses.

Donna Vuchinich, president and CEO, UH Foundation shared, “Every day we have the privilege of hearing from students and faculty who share how private support is making a difference in their lives. From funding globally recognized research in critical areas that affect us all including cancer and our environment, to making a quality college education possible, donors are making a difference. We are most grateful to each and every donor for their vision and generosity. Mahalo!” 

Join us as we Journey Beyond

With your support, we will meet emerging workforce needs and prepare the leaders of the future; become the foremost indigenous-serving university in the U.S.; drive Hawaii’s social, cultural and economic well-being; advance sustainability at home and around the world; and seed the discoveries that will shape tomorrow.

Together, we can move Hawaii and its people – and our nation and world – toward a remarkable future. Together, we can Journey Beyond …

Support UH Priorities 

Graduating Hawaii’s Future

Having a college degree opens a lifetime of doors. Education is the great social equalizer and by helping Native Hawaiians, low-income students and those from underserved populations succeed in college and graduate on time, UH can help change the trajectory of their lives.

Innovation for a new Hawaii economy

Every year UH research and innovation brings millions of dollars into Hawaii’s economy while finding solutions to global challenges. With the talent, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and natural resources we have at UH, the sky is the limit.

Building a 21st century university: providing the best environment

Eliminate the university’s deferred maintenance backlog and modernize facilities and campus environments to be safe, sustainable and supportive of modern practices in teaching, learning and research.

Maximizing our unique system to benefit our community

UH is committed to making the most out of its unique unified statewide system of public higher education by streamlining operations and enhancing transparency to maximize savings.

Support the Journey 

Together, we can move Hawaii and its people toward a remarkable future. Together, we can Journey Beyond.

For information on supporting the University of Hawaii, please contact:

The University of Hawaii Foundation

808 956-8849

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