Supporting UHERO

Ku lia i ka nu’u (literally “Strive for the summit”) is the value of achievement, those who pursue personal excellence. This was the motto of Hawai’i’s Queen Kapi’olani. Your support of UHERO allows us to continually reach for excellence as the premier organization dedicated to economic research relevant to Hawaii and the Asia Pacific region.

UHERO’s research, community outreach, and education activities represent a prime example of a successful public/private partnership. Nearly half of UHERO’s funding comes from private contributions, grants and contracts. This private funding makes it possible for UHERO to actively engage the Hawaii community and inform stakeholders about the important tradeoffs facing Hawaii’s Economy, Environment and its People. Contributions from UHERO supporters directly support our comprehensive online economic data portal, forecast model development, student training, distribution of forecast summaries to the general public, and our regular contributions to the discussion of crucial topics facing hawaii in the media and via UHERO’s blog.

UHERO supporters receive a variety of benefits, ranging from the most current Hawai’i forecast reports to personalized presentations and consultations with UHERO fellows.  Contributions can be made online at The University of Hawaii Foundation.

Support Levels

All supporters receive the full schedule of UHERO forecast reports, as described on the Hawaii Forecast Program home page, and recognition on our web site and in UHERO reports. Kilohana level supporters and above receive additional benefits.  For more information please contact Dr. Carl Bonham at or call 808-956-7605.

Level 1: Ka wēkiu (topmost summit) $35,000+

We would be happy to discuss the range of opportunities available.

Level 2: Kilohana (lookout, high point) $10,000+

Level 3: Kuahiwi (high hill, mountain) $3,000+

Supporters’ Forecast Reports are for internal use only.  Membership organizations may distribute reports only to executive boards, not to the entire membership.

If being a supporter is not an option for your organization, you may still subscribe to our full series of forecast reports. Subscribers receive all forecast reports but with only a three-year forecast horizon.