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Donna Vuchinich

Donna Vuchinich, president and CEO of the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation, has been selected to serve as a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s National Committee for Institutionally Related Foundations. This is a three-year term that began July 1, 2012.

“Donna’s appointment to the National Committee for Institutionally Related Foundations reflects the high level of national recognition she has garnered,” said Kuhio Asam, chair of the UH Foundation Board of Trustees. “This represents an important acknowledgment of Donna’s noteworthy successes in raising funds, the high level of expertise that she is able to offer to others and the exceptional quality of her leadership.”

Vuchinich joined UH Foundation in September 2002 as vice president for development and was appointed president and CEO in June 2004, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the public university fundraising environment to the foundation. In this role, she spearheaded the successful Centennial Campaign that raised $336 million for the University of Hawaiʻi.

Previously, she served in administrative and leadership positions with Oregon State University and the University of New Mexico. She also has experience from the private sector, where she worked in banking and medicine.

Adapted from a University of Hawaiʻi Foundation news release.