The McInerny Foundation will match up to $100 from individual donors who are making a first time, or increased gift of at least $100 or more from existing donors.
Thanks to the generosity of alumni and community donors, the EWC Association Alumni Scholarship Fund has been able to distribute over $236,000 so that 83 students from 19 countries could participate in EWC education programs.
Make your gift today by mail, donate online through our secure website at EastWestCenter.org/donatenow, or automatically transfer payments directly from your checking account.
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES: VALUED PARTNER OF EAST-WEST CENTER
Hawaiian Airlines has sponsored the Arts Program’s Ainu Treasures: A Living Tradition in Northern Japan exhibition in the EWC Gallery from January 20 to May 5, 2013. Ainu are the indigenous people who live in Hokkaido. This exhibition features modern Ainu masterpieces and replicas of Ainu artifacts held by Hokkaido University’s Botanic Garden Museum; early 20th century Ainu handicrafts from Bishop Museum, historic and contemporary photographs of Ainu craftsmen; and video clips showing historical and social context.
Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline. As Hawaiian Airlines continues to thrive as a destination carrier and expands its service in the Asia Pacific region, Sapporo is the fourth Japanese destination that Hawaiian has added to its route network, following service to Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka. Thanks to the generous support by Hawaiian Airlines, the Arts Program was able to bring experts and performers from Sapporo for visual arts demonstrations, performances and outreach to a number of Oahu schools. The EWC Ainu activities are estimated to reach 3,000 to 4,000 people.
“The arts of other countries make an unforgettable impression on audience members’ minds, particularly young students and youth. Support from Hawaiian Airlines has helped the Center in its effort to increase understanding in the Asia Pacific region,” said EWC Arts program manager William Feltz.
The East-West Center invites companies to partner with us to support building a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific region. In Hawai‘i, the East-West Center not only serves as an active resource contributing to the intellectual and cultural life of the community through its research and education programs, seminar activities, arts program, and other outreach activities, but helps to raise our state’s profile on the world stage as a place for serious international thought and dialogue.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
Assets in your IRA are among the most highly taxed, subject to both income and estate taxes.
As part of the American Taxpayer Act of 2012, individuals 70 ½ or older can make tax-free distributions up to $100,000 from Individual Retirement Accounts for 2013.
Amounts paid directly to the charity from a donor's IRA for 2013 count toward the donor's required minimum distribution from the IRA and do not have to be included in the taxpayer's income. Only traditional, rollover, and Roth IRAs can be the source of such transfers.
Anyone who has an IRA should consider how the IRA Charitable Rollover can benefit themselves or a family member. Please consult your tax advisor or IRA administrator as soon as possible. Don't miss this limited opportunity to make a meaningful gift to the East-West Center in this most tax-advantaged way.
For more information or for a sample IRA distribution request form, please contact:
Gary yoshida, Development Officer at the East-West center Foundation