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Wahine Athletics Receives $875,000 Gift

Posted on | September 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

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From left, Marilyn Moniz-Kahoʻohanohano, Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, attorney Thomas Mui, softball coach Bob Coolen and Wahine basketball coach Dana Takahara-Dias.

Mānoa’s Athletics department has received approximately $875,000 thanks to an anonymous planned gift. This gift will establish three endowments—the Wahine Volleyball Program Endowment, the Wahine Basketball Program Endowment and the Softball Program Endowment.

“All of Hawaiʻi takes tremendous pride in our Wahine Athletics programs. For 40 years, our university and Hawaiʻi have led the way in ensuring full opportunity for women to participate and succeed in athletics and academics. This generous gift recognizes the success of these programs and ensures support for our future outstanding student-athletes,” says Mānoa Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw.

With the agreement of the athletics director, the private funds can be used to underwrite the cost of scholarships, recruitment or other administrative purposes as determined by the coaches.

“My client decided that making a planned gift of this size is an appropriate way to celebrate 40 years of Wahine Athletics. As endowments these funds will provide secure, ongoing funding for the UH Mānoa Wahine Athletics for years to come,” says attorney Thomas Mui who represents the donor.

Read the news release.