Carol Mon Lee and Jerry Bentley

Carol Mon Lee and her late husband Jerry Bentley

Carol Mon Lee is building on her generosity, and the generosity of her late husband Jerry Bentley, by establishing a third endowed fund at UH with her latest gift of $100,000.

The Jerry H. Bentley World History Endowed Faculty award supports faculty members at the assistant or early associate level who are working in the area of world and comparative history in the Department of History at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Arts and Humanities. This award helps fund recipients’ research and travel.

“Jerry Bentley was a pioneer in the field of world history, not only in his scholarship but in his commitment to securing the field’s future,” notes Dean Peter Arnade of the College of Arts and Humanities. “He is considered the most important world historian of his generation. Carol Mon Lee’s generous gift in Bentley’s memory will ensure that a new generation of world historians at UH have available critical research support to undertake their scholarly activity.

In 2007, the couple made a generous contribution to endow the Carol Mon Lee Endowed Scholarship Fund established in Lee’s honor when she retired from the UH Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law after serving as associate dean for 10 years. This scholarship supports law students, with preference given to single parents of students from China.

Read the UH Foundation news release for more.

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