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Hawaii Partnerships/Projects

Hawaii Partnerships/Projects

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Arizona State University’s growing commitment and engagement in Hawai`i is rooted in our charter values. When ASU established its charter in 2014, it pledged to focus every ounce of energy and every asset on the success of students and on the success of the communities we serve — locally, nationally and internationally.

Hawai`i is in many ways a microcosm of the global community—a small and close-knit place where big ideas and big challenges converge in complex ways. The most urgent issues facing our world today — climate change, sustainability, racial and economic justice, and more — are particularly relevant on the islands, and the actions that Hawai`i residents, tourists, businesses and policymakers take today will shape the future of the globe in important ways.

From its progressive energy and climate policies to its engagement with Indigenous knowledge, Hawai`i remains a bright spot of hope for the planet; we believe it is a critical place for ASU if the university is to achieve its goal to provide global access to education that acknowledges Indigenous knowledge systems and sustainability principles. We believe a reciprocal, sharing relationship will benefit ASU and the state.

Impact of Donor Support

  • More learners can pursue higher education. In 2022, 22,000 donors contributed $66.3 million for scholarships.
  • More students succeed. ASU ranks #1 among the state’s public universities for its 86% first-year retention rate thanks in part to donor-funded student success initiatives.
  • And donors helped ASU offer more than 4,500 hours of free tutoring.

Our family believes in giving back and sharing the blessings we have received financially and through our time."

Dave Derminio

’74 BS in business, former ASU golfer who supports student-athletes through the Derminio Family Sun Devil Golf Scholarship

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