Central to our mission as an institution with a strong Marianist heritage is to expand access and educational opportunities to students from underserved communities, many of whom face financial obstacles to attend and fully participate in higher education.
We are proud of our federal designation as a Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) serving institution and embrace our commitment to providing excellent, relevant, culturally-informed programming to all students.
STUDENTS FIRST—ENHANCING ACCESS TO A CHAMINADE EDUCATION
Foremost, Chaminade is committed to vastly increasing our student aid to ensure that each student accepted to Chaminade could attend, regardless of their circumstances, as well as securing long-term support across an array of key areas like faculty and program support, capital and infastructure.
Need-based financial aid continues to be a high priority as we seek to attract students of high promise, without family finances being a filter for admission. Our average individual financial aid award is over $15,000, making it possible for students of modest means and diverse backgrounds to experience a Chaminade education. Increasing our designated endowment for financial aid is the best way to secure long-term support for deserving students.
PRIORITY AREAS OF SUPPORT
WAYS TO SUPPORT CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY
The Chaminade Fund
The Chaminade Fund dollars are purely unrestricted and therefore impact every part of the University from financial aid to faculty professional development, academics to athletics, to technology.
Gifts supporting financial aid provide access and affordability to deserving students. It ensures a robust and diverse student body.
Support for capital projects not only helps maintain Chaminade facilities but also helps create innovative and collaborative learning environments and reimagine the University’s technology infrastructure.
Support for programs sustains the vibrant culture of learning at Chaminade and provides faculty and students the resources and experiences to enrich and deepen their practice and research to face the world’s challenges with leadership and vision.
WAYS TO GIVE
Gifts of Cash
Outright gifts in the form of cash, check or debit/credit card makes an immediate and direct impact.
Pledges and Recurring Gifts
Pledges and recurring gifts allow you to distribute your gift over a period of time. A pledged gift is made for a specific amount in multiple payments on a specific schedule, up to five years. A recurring gift is a specific amount made at regular intervals, which continues as long as you wish.
Gifts of Securities
Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to Chaminade.
Establishing an Endowed Fund
Endowed gifts are a sustainable funding source that provides current and future revenue streams to support the University’s educational mission and vision, including student scholarships, academic and signature programs, and faculty development.
Legacy Gifts and Planned Gifts
Your legacy gift enables you to make more significant impact than you thought possible while at the same time allowing you to achieve your financial, philanthropic and real estate planning goals. A thoughtful gift and estate plan can help satisfy personal financial-planning needs and allow you to maintain control of your assets, while providing Chaminade with important long-term support. Life income gifts provide income for you today and support for Chaminade tomorrow. More than that, planned gifts like these reflect your values and your dreams for Chaminade’s future.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Vice President of Advancement Gary Cordova at [email protected] or (808) 735-4772.
Michael Ono ’14
Straub Clinic’s Most Valuable Team Player
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B.S. Environmental Studies
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Brandy Sato ’97, ’03
B.A Historical & Political Studies
Master of Education
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