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Giving Priorities

The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library supports the learning, research and information needs of students, faculty, staff and our community. The Library provides access to the world of knowledge. It preserves our local cultural heritage for future generations.

Every day, students and researchers use the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library, whether searching for books and journals, browsing electronic resources, or just quietly studying. As the physical and intellectual commons of the campus, we promote the discovery and communication of knowledge. The Library must deliver accurate, comprehensive information to students, scholars, staff and members of the community. In order to provide such service, we must continue to innovate and look for new opportunities to improve our resources and services.

We need your help to keep the Library well supplied with current materials in a large variety of subjects, provide reliable electronic access to a growing number of computerized databases, and offer a place of comfort and convenience to all of our patrons. The Library is a top research facility in the State of Hawaii and by partnering with individuals in the community we will be able to maintain educational excellence at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Your contribution, at any level, will make a significant impact on how the Library provides service for our community.

Giving Opportunities

The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library appreciates your contributions to help expand the research resources available to our students and faculty. There are many giving opportunities already established. Please see the list below. If you are interested in creating another giving opportunity whether and endowment or a one time gift for a special project please contact:

Lori Admiral
Associate Vice President for Development
University of Hawaii Foundation
Hawaii Hall, 206
2500 Campus Road
Honolulu HI 96822
lori.admiral@uhf.hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-5747 -- Fax: (808) 956-8855

Library Funds


Aspect Technology Book Endowment

The Aspect Technology Book Endowment was established in 2005 by the Aspect Technology Fund (Hawaii Community Foundation).

This fund provides support for the acquisition of library resources, exclusive of serials, in the fields of computer technology and medical technology.


Please contribute to the Aspect Technology Book Endowment or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


Bell Pacific Research Award

The Bell Pacific Research Award was established in 1962.

This Award is bestowed annually for the best paper based upon research of the Pacific Islands area including Hawaii and New Zealand written by UH students, one graduate and one undergraduate.


Please contribute to the Bell Pacific Research Award or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


GSB/ST Book Endowment

The GSB/ST Book Endowment was established in 2005 by the Estate of George S. Bonn. Mr. Bonn was a friend of the University. He lived and traveled extensively in Asia and the South Pacific, acquiring a large collection of textiles and artworks, which he donated to CTAHR in August 2000.

This fund is to be used to augment the resource materials for teaching and research in the Science & Technology Collection at the UHM Library.


Please contribute to the GSB/ST Book Endowment or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


Hawaiian Collection Enrichment Fund

The Hawaiian Collection Enrichment Fund was established in 1999.

The fund supports and enhances the Hawaiian Collection at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library.


Please contribute to the Hawaiian Collection Enrichment Fund or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


Jean Charlot Collection Enrichment Fund

The Jean Charlot Collection Enrichment Fund was established in 2000 for the purpose of enhancing and supporting the Jean Charlot Collection at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library.


Please contribute to the Jean Charlot Collection Enrichment Fund or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


John & Barbara Stephan Asiatic Russian Collection Enrichment Fund

The John & Barbara Stephan Asiatic Russian Collection Enrichment Fund was established in 2004 by Dr. and Mrs. Stephan.

The fund supports the acquisition and preservation of rare imprints, manuscripts, maps and audiovisual materials for the Asiatic Russian Collection.


Please contribute to the John & Barbara Stephan Asiatic Russian Collection Enrichment Fund or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


John & Barbara Stephan Hawaiian Collection Enrichment Fund

The John & Barbara Stephan Hawaiian Collection Enrichment Fund was established in 2004 by Dr. and Mrs. Stephan.

The fund supports the acquisition and preservation of rare imprints, manuscripts, maps and audiovisual materials for the Hawaiian Collection.


Please contribute to the John & Barbara Stephan Hawaiian Collection Enrichment Fund or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


John & Barbara Stephan Pacific Collection Enrichment Fund

The John & Barbara Stephan Pacific Collection Enrichment Fund was established in 2004 by Dr. and Mrs. Stephan.

The fund supports the acquisition and preservation of rare imprints, manuscripts, maps and audiovisual materials for the Pacific Collection.


Please contribute to the John & Barbara Stephan Pacific Collection Enrichment Fund or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


Krauss Research Project Fund

The Krauss Research Project Fund was established in 2007.

The fund supports the processing and digitization of personal files of Honolulu journalist Robert Krauss.


Please contribute to the Krauss Research Project Fund or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


Library Enrichment Fund

Library Enrichment Fund may be used in any manner determined necessary by the University Librarian whether that is providing seed money to new programs or services, hosting exhibits and events, or purchasing books and other research materials in many formats including electronic.

The bibliographic universe is rapidly expanding. The Library can always use support in enriching access for our students and faculty to the world of knowledge.


Please make a donation to the Library Enrichment Fund or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


Library Innovations Fund

The Library Innovations Fund endowment was established with a planned gift by the late Dr. Arthur Goodfriend in 1997.

The income from this endowment provides support for Library faculty and staff to develop innovative ways to advance the cause of education, to promote the effective use of the Library's collections and information resources, and to prepare students to function self-sufficiently in the information age and become lifelong learners.


Please make a donation to the Library Innovations Fund or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


NEH Library Fund

The NEH Library Fund was established in 1988 as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant to support the purchase of materials in the humanities to be placed in the Asia & Pacific Collections in the Library.


Please contribute to the NEH Library Fund or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


Nina Horio Memorial Fund

This fund was established in 1995 in memory of Nina Horio. Contributions are used for the purchase of medical science books and for the Nina D.P. Horio Excellence in Librarianship Award from time to time when a truly worthy candidate is nominated.


Please contribute to the Nina Horio Memorial Fund or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


Pacific Collection Enrichment Fund

The Pacific Collection Enrichment Fund was established in 1993 with donations in honor of the retirement of the first curator of the Pacific Collection, Madame R. Renee Heyum, and later enhanced by her generous bequest. It continues to support Pacific scholars and librarians as it builds upon the high standards of collection development and spirit of service established by Miss Heyum.

The fund supports and enhances the development of Pacific-related resources and services at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library in general and in the Pacific Collection in particular.


Please contribute to the Pacific Collection Enrichment Fund or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


Paula Szilard – Nutrition Book Fund

The Paula Szilard – Nutrition Book Fund was established in 1995 by Paula Szilard to provide for the purchase of nutrition books and selective materials in culinary history for Hamilton Library.


Please contribute to the Paula Szilard – Nutrition Book Fund or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


Sakamaki/Hawley Ryukyus/Okinawa Fund

The Sakamaki/Hawley Ryukyus/Okinawa Fund was established in 2000 for the purpose of enhancing and supporting the development of the Asia Collection's Ryukyus/Okinawan resources at the UHM Library in general, and the Sakamaki/Hawley Collection in particular. Examples include but are not limited to expenditures for Ryukyus/Okinawan acquisitions in any language or medium, preservation activities including outsourcing of scroll restoration, cataloging or otherwise providing access to or promotion of the resources, and to support related staff programs, training and travel expenses.


Please contribute to the Sakamaki/Hawley Ryukyus/Okinawa Fund or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


Science & Technology Collection Enrichment Fund

The Science & Technology Collection Enrichment Fund was established in 1992 by the late Dr. Maxwell Doty (Professor Emeritus, Botany, University of Hawaii at Manoa).

This fund is to be used to support and enhance the development of the Science & Technology Collection at the UHM Library.


Please contribute to the Science & Technology Collection Enrichment Fund or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


Sinclair Library Enrichment Fund

The Sinclair Library Enrichment Fund was established in 2006.

The fund exists for the general purpose of enhancing the historic Sinclair Library, through innovative student services, acquisition of collections, and enhancement of furnishings including restoration of vintage furniture.


Please contribute to the Sinclair Library Enrichment Fund or contact the University of Hawaii Foundation


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