Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom
5:30 p.m. ~ No-Host Cocktails
6:30 p.m. ~ Dinner

Business Aloha Attire or International Dress

RSVP date: Tuesday, August 18, 2014

Table Sponsors
President's Council       Table for ten at $25,000
President                         Table for ten at $10,000
Statesman                       Table for ten at $5,000
Ambassador                   Table for ten at $2,500
Individual Seats               $200 each

Tax deductible amount:         $90 per person as permitted by law.

For more information on the dinner, please visit the East-West Center’s website or contact Elizabeth Kuioka at 808.944.7105 or

East-West Center's 55th Anniversary Celebration
The East-West Center is celebrating 55 years since its establishment by the United States Congress as a public diplomacy institution with the mandate to promote better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia and the Pacific. More than 62,000 students, scholars and educators, journalists, and political leaders from more than 166 countries and territories have participated in Center programs. With the rise of the Asia Pacific region’s influence in global affairs, the East-West Center’s role in helping to develop leaders remains more vital than ever.

The East-West Center will honor Nainoa Thompson with the Asia Pacific Community Building Award for his dedication to strengthening the bonds of understanding among the people and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States.  Nainoa’s dedication to the rebirth of traditional voyaging, and to sharing the cultural revival that has spread across Polynesia with the rest of the world, has played a leading role in helping build understanding and relations across the Pacific and beyond. 



Aston Hotels & Resorts has partnered with the East-West Center to support the Center’s Arts Program. Throughout 2015, EWC visiting artists, scholars and performers will enjoy accommodations at one of the Aston hotels on O‘ahu. 

(L to R): EWC President Charles Morrison, Aston President Matt Bailey, Jean Rolles, Richard Cox, and Rich Turbin
at Arts ‘Ohana reception.

Richard H. Cox has made a generous gift to support the exhibition, A Common Thread: Textiles from the Permanent Collection, and the 2015 fall exhibition, Silks, Brocades and Muslin — Parsi & Iranian Textiles and Costumes, in addition to providing East-West Center scholarships through the Richard H. and Hester V. Cox Fellowships.  Mr. Cox is a former Alexander & Baldwin vice president, and chair and commissioner of the State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources Commission on Water Resource Management.