Introduction to UH Foundation

University of Hawaii Foundation
For our University, our Hawaii, our Future.

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The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation was established in 1955 to encourage private support for the University of Hawaiʻi. Today, it is the central fundraising organization for the UH System providing a range of professional fundraising services to all 10 UH campuses, in addition to managing more than 5,000 gift accounts for the benefit of the university and its students.

For more information, visit the UH Foundation Website.

The UH Foundation is a private, institutionally related corporation designated as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. It is a legally separate entity from the University of Hawaiʻi, the UH Alumni Association, and all other UH affiliates. However, the Foundation works closely with these organizations as well as with others in the community exclusively for the benefit of the university.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser: UH Foundation Receives $66.9 Million from Supporters for Fiscal 2012 Year — a 43 percent Jump Over the Previous Year


To inspire giving and partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi by fostering UH pride and passion among donors, alumni and the community.

For fascinating insights to UHMC donors (including Maui’s second social worker from Lower Paia and an unexpected donation of an airplane), visit Remarkable Individuals, Inspiring Stories, Legacies Sustained Forever


To unite donors’ passions with the University of Hawaiʻi’s aspirations by raising philanthropic support and managing private investments to benefit UH, the people of Hawaiʻi and our future generations.

UH Foundation at UH Maui College

Established in 1996, the University of Hawai‘i Foundation Office at UH Maui College was the first UH Foundation office at a Neighbor Island college in the 10-campus UH system.

UH Maui College Background

UH Maui College is the only institution of Higher Education in the tri-isle Maui County with outreach centers on Lana‘i, Moloka‘i, Lahaina, and Hana. In Fall 2011 UHMC reached 4,533 students enrolled, the highest enrollment of all UH System Neighbor Island colleges.

Support UH Maui College

UH Maui College welcomes contributed support of all types. Support is needed for scholarships, endowments, naming opportuntities, faculty development, and instructional resources including facilities, equipment and technology upgrades.

Please contact for more information Director of Institutional Development Ray Tsuchiyama at Email: or Tel: +1 (808) 984-3471.