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"My dream has come true to return my thanks and debt to the East-West 2500 Dr. Uhn-Kyung ChoiCenter" said Dr. Uhn-Kyung Choi. She established the Uhn-Kyung Choi Scholarship as a $50,000 permanent named endowment to provide awards to Degree Fellows from the U.S. with an interest in Korea.

As an East-West Center grantee, Dr. Choi graduated from the University of Hawai'i with a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) degree in 1966. During her field studies at Michigan University and Columbia University, she experienced American hospitality and generosity when she had memorable holiday visits with families. Dr. Choi served as a TESOL instructor with the Peace Corps in Korea and in Hilo, Hawai'i and is now Professor Emeritus at Duksung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea.



2501 Legacy gifts change lives


Anyone can leave a legacy of value.  It isn't necessary to be a person of great wealth to make a meaningful contribution to the East-West Center.

The East-West Legacy Society recognizes alumni and friends who support the mission of the Center in their estate plans.  An honorary designation is conferred upon all known donors who take advantage of the following types of planned gifts:

  • Will or living trust
  • Life insurance policy
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Beneficiary designations of IRAs and retirement plans

No dues or obligations are required for membership.  No minimum gift amount is required.  If you have included the East-West Center in your estate plans, you can become a member by completing the membership form on-line or mailing it to the East-West Center Foundation.  Download a PDF version of the brochure.

For more information, please contact Gary Yoshida, Development Officer at 808.944.7196 or


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