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UH Hilo receives largest private gift ever donated to UH system

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Date: Monday, February 16, 2004
Contact: Dr. Rose Tseng, (808) 974-744; Paula Thomas, (808) 933-3112

For Immediate Release

Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Hilo , today announced that UH Hilo has received a commitment for a $2.4 million cash gift from Alec and Kay Keith of Hilo to establish an endowed scholarship fund for graduates of Hawai`i and Pacific Island high school students. The gift is the largest private donation ever made to any institution in the University of Hawai`i system by an individual.

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