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50th Founders Society Luncheon - May 20, 2014

2613 Puongpun Sananikone and Dr. Edison Miyawaki

Eighteen members of the 50th Founders Society attended a special luncheon at the Imin Center.  Dr. Motohiro Tsuchiya, visiting East-West Center scholar and Professor of Media and Governance at Keio University, presented a fascinating talk on cyber security and how Japanese government agencies and the private sector are targets to cyber attacks.  The 50th Founders Society honors and permanently recognizes donors who have contributed $50,000 or more to the Center since its founding in 1960.

East-West Center Board of Governors and Foundation Board of Directors Reception - April 28, 2014

2614 BOG Chair Rick Tsujimura and BOD Co-Chair Jean Rolles with BOG members Richard Turbin, Barbara Tanabe, and Daniel Fung

Richard Turbin and his wife, Rai Saint Chu, hosted a reception at their Kahala residence with the EWC Board of Governors (BOG), Foundation Board of Directors (BOD) and special guests.  East-West Center leadership shared about EWC activities and participants described APLP partnerships with other leadership programs in Hawaii.

Arts 'Ohana Reception - May 27, 2014

2615 Suzanne Ross, artist-in-residence

Suzanne Ross, a lacquerware artist and scholar from Wajima, Japan, illustrated the process and artistry in making lacquer to Arts 'Ohana members at a reception during the "Living Lacquer Traditions" exhibition.


Friends of Hawai'i Charities provided a $5,000 grant to support the Arts Program Educational Outreach which has been a beneficiary since 2005.  Through the visual and performing arts, EWC has exposed Hawaii's students - from all walks of life, from rural and urban neighborhoods, on all islands - to unfamiliar cultures, through direct interaction to its artists, crafts masters, and performers.  Friends of Hawai'i Charities provide needed funding for Hawaii's not-for-profit organizations that benefit women, children, youth, and needy programs.  The Friends' principal fundraising event is the Sony Open in Hawaii PGA Tour golf tournament held at Waialae Country Club each January.



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