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The University of Hawaiʻi’s first ever UH Giving Tuesday raised $73,177 to support students across all 10 UH campuses.

UH Giving Tuesday was an online event that brought the UH community together, including 436 donors who joined the effort to raise funds for scholarships and financial aid. All gifts made on December 1, were counted during the 24-hour event.

UH Foundation Vice President of Advancement and CEO Tim Dolan said, “We are tremendously grateful to everyone who participated in our inaugural UH Giving Tuesday campaign and made it such a success! Every gift makes a difference, and shows our students that they matter. It is inspiring for them to know that even in the midst of our economic recession, our community is generously backing their success.”

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. It began as an American day of philanthropy and giving in response to the consumerism of Black Friday and the holidays. Over the past eight years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.

Gifts and donations to support students and programs can be made online.

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