Bank of Hawaii sponsors the UH Economic Research Organization (UHERO)

University of Hawaiʻi
Margot Schrire, (808) 956-6774
Director of Communications, University of Hawaii Foundation
Posted: Mar 30, 2010

HONOLULU - Bank of Hawaii has made a significant investment in the future economic health of Hawai‘i through their three-year pledge totaling $120,000 to sponsor the University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization (UHERO). Private support such as this new investment from Bank of Hawaii is key to UHERO's ability to fulfill their mission of informing public and private-sector economic decision-making through quantitative and analytical research with a particular focus on the economies of Hawai‘i and the Asia Pacific region.
Their pledge also provides lead support for UH Mānoa's UHERO Hawai‘i Data Portal, a free online resource that provides access to the most up to date information on a wide array of economic and social indicators for the State and County economies (
UHERO Executive Director Dr. Carl Bonham expressed the organization’s appreciation. “We are honored to have Bank of Hawaii as a lead supporter of UHERO’s programs, and we’re excited about the opportunity for continuing collaboration in the years ahead.”
For Bank of Hawaii, the UHERO sponsorship extends the bank’s longstanding commitment to programs that educate the Hawai‘i community about important financial and economic issues.
According to Bank of Hawaii Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Al Landon, “UHERO is the leader in providing quality economic analysis and understanding related to Hawai‘i’s economy. UHERO’s research helps business owners manage their businesses and contributes to the development of sound public policy. We’re pleased to support this important community service.”
With this financial support, Bank of Hawaii joins a number of corporate and public sector sponsors of UHERO research, data, forecasting, and outreach activities. It is hoped that this lead gift will help garner additional community support.
Contributions to UHERO can be made online at or please contact Lori Admiral at (808) 956-5747 or e-mail
Bank of Hawaii is a regional financial services company serving businesses, consumers and governments in Hawai‘i, American Samoa, and the West Pacific. Founded in 1897, it is the largest independent financial institution in Hawai‘i. For more information about Bank of Hawaii visit the company’s web site:
UHERO, a unit of the Social Science Research Institute in the UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences, is the premier resource for economic information and analysis on Hawai‘i, its communities, industries and environment. UHERO is a leader in independent scholarly economic analysis that is both globally relevant and central to challenges facing Hawai‘i and the Asia Pacific region. Scholars and stakeholders can readily obtain UHERO research expertise and results through peer-reviewed publications, accessible news releases and policy briefs, outreach and consultation, and targeted educational programs.
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa serves approximately 20,000 students pursuing more than 225 different degrees. Coming from every Hawaiian island, every state in the nation, and more than 100 countries, UH Mānoa students matriculate in an enriching environment for the global exchange of ideas.
The University of Hawai‘i Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support the University of Hawai‘i System. Our mission is to unite our donors’ passions with the University of Hawai‘i's aspirations to benefit the people of Hawai‘i and beyond. We do this by raising private philanthropic support, managing private investments and nurturing donor and alumni relationships.