Gifts invested into a college endowment fund will make an impact now and in the future. Endowed gifts create a permanent fund. Contributions are prudently invested to ensure that the gift retains its value in perpetuity, and the scholarships or grants created by the endowment are funded through the income generated by the endowment fund. 

The University of Hawai'i Foundation manages more than $200 million in endowment gifts for prudent growth, ensuring that future generations will continue to benefit from these legacy gifts. 

Creating an endowment allows donors to permanently support specific purposes based on their passion and interests. Many donors also contribute to existing endowments already established for scholarships, faculty/staff development and college advancement funds. 

If you're interested in contributing to an established endowment or to create a new endowment fund, we encourage you to contact a UH Foundation representative to assist you with structuring your gift. 


UHCC System Gifts

Allocation Name Allocation Purpose Endowment Purpose
Masaki & Momoe Kunimoto Memorial Award Endowment Special Programs To award a faculty member or student with the University of Hawai`i Community Colleges who makes a significant contribution to vocational/technical education.
Paul S. Honda International Opportunities Endowment for Community College Students Student Aid & Services Program To provide funding, in perpetuity, for scholarships and other activities that support international education for students of the University of Hawai`i Community Colleges.
Walter Serikawa Endowed Scholarship and Training Fund for the University of Hawaii Community Colleges Special Programs To provide funding, in perpetuity, for scholarships to assist students with disabilities enrolled in the University of Hawai`i Community Colleges. Also, to provide funding, in perpetuity, in support of training of faculty, staff and administration of the University of Hawai`i Community Colleges in issues pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") and the purchase of equipment, as appropriate.
Joyce S. Tsunoda Community College Leadership Development Endowment Faculty & Staff Support To support professional leadership development for community college administrators, faculty, and staff through the Tsunoda Leadership Champions Fund.
Tom & Warren Matsuda Scholarship Endowment Fund by Roy's Restaurant Student Scholarships To provide scholarships to the first, second and third place winners of the annual Tom and Warren Matsuda Culinary Student Scholarship Competition, which is open to all culinary majors in the University of Hawai`i System. This cooking competition follows the guidelines of the American Culinary Federation with special emphasis on the use of fresh ingredients from Hawai`i. The purpose of this competition is to encourage Hawai`i's culinary students to strive for the highest culinary performance possible. This scholarship memorializes Tom and Warren Matsuda. Both exemplified the type of hard work and talent that is required to succeed in the culinary field in Hawai`i.
Isamu Shinshiro Scholarship for Sustainable Technology Education & Training Student Scholarships The purpose of this scholarship fund is to assist community college students who aspire to complete a two-year degree or certificate focusing in sustainable technology at any community college campus in the University of Hawai'i system. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (tuition, books, fees, etc.).


Below is a list of various endowment funds currently established at various community college campuses or system's office.

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