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Sadayasu family supports UH Centennial Campaign

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Date: Thursday, June 26, 2008
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Longtime Hilo residents Jim and Anne Sadayasu stepped forward in May with a $50,000 donation to the University of Hawaii at Hilo as part of the UH Centennial Campaign. Their gift will support two $25,000 endowed faculty funds at the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business and Economics.

The Sadayasus said they were inspired by the example of Larry Isemoto of Isemoto Contracting and Barry Taniguchi of KTA Super Stores, each of whom earlier donated $50,000 to fund endowments to support the recruitment and retention of faculty at the University.

“We are indebted to the Sadayasu family for a gift that will help us attract and retain the highest caliber faculty members, while building UH Hilo’s reputation as a top quality educational destination,” said Chancellor Rose Tseng.

The UH Centennial Campaign is an historic private fundraising initiative to raise $250 million to support the University of Hawai`i’s commitment to its students, community and world. For more information about the Centennial Campaign, visit

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