Students smiling, U H gives, Giving Tuesday

The University of Hawaiʻi ʻohana answered the call to be Stronger Together for the third UH Giving Tuesday, raising a record $514,266 from 1,960 donors and more than doubling the efforts of the UH Foundation’s Giving Tuesday a year ago.

“It’s amazing what the UH community can do when we pull together to support the students, faculty and researchers at our university—we really are stronger together,” UH Vice President of Advancement and UH Foundation CEO Tim Dolan said. “We are incredibly grateful for the support from the 1,960 donors. Every single gift makes an impact and we thank each and every one of you.”

Thank you! Stronger together Giving Tuesday

The gift totals include nearly $70,000 from 24 matching funds from campus administrators, alumni and friends; and $31,500 from seven challenges, including $25,000 from UH President David Lassner, who challenged donors to give 1,500 gifts. The 1,960 donors represent a 60% increase over the number who gave to UH on Giving Tuesday in 2021.

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

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