The public is invited to an open house event at Mānoa’s Ka Papa Loʻi o Kānewai that will offer food, entertainment and hands-on learning about taro farming.
The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation raised $66.9 million to benefit University of Hawaiʻi students, faculty, research and programs during the 2011–2012 fiscal year.
Of the total raised, $16.9 million will go towards student aid, $11.6 million has been earmarked for faculty and academic support, and $10.5 million has been designated for property, buildings and equipment.
Other areas supported include research, athletics, program enrichment, special programs, chairs and professorships, libraries and public service.
The money came from a variety of university supporters and constituency groups, with a group labeled “other individuals” contributing $19.4 million and University of Hawaiʻi alumni donating $15.4 million. Other donor groups include faculty, staff, parents, students, foundations and corporations.
See the charts above for a detailed breakdown of how the money raised has been designated and the sources of funding.
Rebranding UH Foundation
The results come on the heels of the conclusion of the UH Foundation’s comprehensive rebranding initiative. The initiative was spearheaded by a committee comprised of community volunteers and UH Foundation Board of Trustees members and staff. Olomana Loomis, LLC conducted a comprehensive assessment of the foundation’s brand that included research using focus groups.
“Once we examined the research findings, we worked with renowned designer Kurt Osaki of Osaki Creative to design the new logo,” said Donna Vuchinich, president and CEO of the UH Foundation. “This initiative will help us better articulate what we do and how we serve our university community. Our goal is to live our brand promise of service, excellence, integrity, trust, teamwork and accountability every day, in everything we do to ensure that we continue to be a strong partner uniting donors’ with the University of Hawaiʻi’s aspirations.”
The new UH Foundation logo contains a stylized torch that includes the university’s “light of knowledge” that is part of the current UH System logo.