From supporting future doctors and nurses, economic research, agriculture and sustainability programs and athletics, to a University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo professor’s path to developing a science lexicon to help students learn introductory physics terms in their Indigenous languages, more than 19,000 donors to the UH Foundation enriched students and our community in countless ways.
“Years from now, when we look at how we as a community came through the pandemic, we will take comfort knowing that even in the most challenging times, 19,141 donors contributed $100,345,902 to the University of Hawaiʻi,” said Tim Dolan, UH vice president of advancement and UH Foundation CEO.
With committed partners including every single one of our donors, we’re preparing Hawaiʻi’s next leaders to bring us into a better future.
Donors from all over the world are celebrated in the UH Foundation 2021 Annual Report, including:
- 19,016 U.S. donors (14,923 from Hawaiʻi)
- 122 donors from other countries
- 10,667 alumni donors
- 742 faculty donors
Gifts ranged from $1 to $5 million and touched students and programs statewide. Of the more than $100 million raised, the largest portion—more than $32 million—was used for student aid.
“We will remember personal triumphs by our students, expanded horizons by our researchers, and new beginnings for innovative programs,” said UH President David Lassner. “With committed partners including every single one of our donors, we’re preparing Hawaiʻi’s next leaders to bring us into a better future. We’re pushing the boundaries of discovery while readying the state for impending challenges.”
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The 2021 giving highlights are diverse and deep. Giving to the UH Foundation sparked the genesis of the Karen Fujishima-Lee Memorial Student Support Endowment at Leeward Community College and funded international study abroad scholarships at the Shidler College of Business.
Corporate partners funded the Resilience Corps Leaders program at Kapiʻolani CC. A Princeville couple was moved to support nursing students at Kauaʻi CC, and a memorial fund honors a beloved ocean science professor.