$100 Million — A Visionary Gift

About the Gift

Jay H. Shidler is giving the College ownership interests (leased fees) in various land parcels underlying significant office buildings in business districts of major mainland cities.

The unique characteristics of the gift will provide the College with a safe, predictable and continuous revenue stream to help insure long-term financial stability.

This new commitment of $69 million brings Shidler’s total donation to $100 million.

With Jay H. Shidler’s new commitment of $69 million to the Shidler College of Business added to his initial gift of $25 million in 2006 and $6 million for campus renovations, his support now totals $100 million. Shidler’s new gift is a long term, visionary investment for the College’s student, faculty, programs and the people of Hawaii.

The new $69 million commitment includes:

  • Leased fee land underlying 200 South Michigan, Chicago Illinois
  • Leased fee land underlying the Burnham Center, Chicago Illinois
  • Leased fee land underlying the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Leased fee land underlying the Continental Plaza, Columbus, Ohio
  • Leased fee land underlying the Nashville City Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Cash gifts, in-kind gifts, and marketable securities

I’m proud of what the College has been able to achieve over the past eight years in elevating its programs and securing its place among the top-ranked business schools,” Shidler said. “I know first hand the impact the College has on emerging business men and women, and I am committed to do what I can so that Hawaii continues to have a strong business school that will allow future generations of leaders to excel.


Our vision for the additional $69 million commitment is to continue to build on the progress the College has made as a result of Jay H. Shidler’s initial gift of $25 million in 2006 and $6 million in subsequent years.

  • 200 South Michigan
  • Continental Plaza
  • Wake Forest University - Charlotte Center
  • Burnham Center
  • Nashville City Center