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Matthew Cowley Society


Refining Genuine Gold

To recognize the generosity of donors who provide deferred gifts, Brigham Young University-Hawaii created the Matthew Cowley Society. Elder Matthew Cowley was a great champion for the people of the Pacific. Throughout his years as a missionary and mission president in New Zealand, and as an apostle assigned to preside over the missions of the Pacific, he worked to provide greater opportunities for gospel growth and education of young people.

Concerning Brigham Young University-Hawaii, President David O. McKay said that the school would produce peacemakers and leaders of integrity for whom the world is in need. He called the students “genuine gold.” By providing a deferred gift today, you can ensure the success of future students attending Brigham Young University-Hawaii for generations to come.

How to Join

The Matthew Cowley Society is open to any donor who has named Brigham Young University-Hawaii in a deferred gift such as a will, a life insurance policy, a gift annuity, or a trust. No minimum gift amount is required to join. As we are notified of the deferred gift, we include the donors in the activities of the society. Visit our member information page to learn more.

Strength in Numbers

There are currently 190 members in the Matthew Cowley Society, representing 118 households. Visit this page to learn more about giving opportunities at Brigham Young University-Hawaii.