University of Hawai‘i Foundation

January, 2015

The UH Foundation was established in 1955 to encourage private support for the University of Hawai‘i. Today it is the central fundraising organization for the UH System, contracted by the UH Board of Regents to be the sole provider of fundraising and alumni services. While the Foundation works closely with university leaders, it is an independent, non-profit foundation that is legally separate from the UH System and the State of Hawai‘i.

The Foundation has specialists on staff to provide fundraising services to all 10 UH campuses. Expertise areas include major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, annual giving, and tax and charitable estate and gift planning.

What we do
Raise funds for scholarships to help students fulfill their potential and enter our workforce ready to succeed.

Fuel research and innovation through securing strategic philanthropic investments.

Partner in capital improvement projects and initiatives to bring state-of-the-art facilities, technology and equipment to campuses statewide.

Nurture programs that enrich our communities, from keiki to kupuna, and help create a healthy, sustainable future for Hawai‘i’s residents.

Board of Directors
Alan K. Arakawa
J. Kuhio Asam
Herbert N. Conley, Jr.
Marivic Dar – Secretary
Brandt Farias
Ronald N.S. Ho – Chairman
Elizabeth Hokada
Louise K. Y. Ing
Kathleen Kagawa
James P. Lally
Rosita G. Leong
Eric K. Martinson
T. Michael May – Vice Chair
Earl E. Miller
Ritchie Mudd
Duk Hee Murabayashi – Vice Chair
Catherine Ngo
James J. Pappas
Judith D. Pyle
William K. Richardson
Lawrence J. Taff – Treasurer
Michael Tresler
Richard F. Wacker
Lance K. Wilhelm
C. Scott Wo
Kent R. Youel

Ex-Officio Trustees
David K. Lassner
Ken K. Hayashida
Randolph G. Moore
Albert D. K. Chee, Jr.
Donna Vuchinich

Executive Staff
Donna Vuchinich, President & CEO
Greg Willems, VP of Development
Paul Kobayashi, Jr., VP for Administration & CFO
Janet Bullard, VP of Marketing & Communications – Alumni & Donor Relations







2444 Dole Street
Bachman Hall 105
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-8849
Toll free: 1 (866) 846-4262

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