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BRINGING THE NEXT GENERATION TO THE EAST-WEST CENTER

Donors who give to the East-West Center help shape the next generation. Your contributions provide an opportunity for deserving students to become part of the East-West Center’s transformational experience.

GIVING BACK

Amy Agbayani was an East-West Center grantee from 1964 to 1969.  She wanted to express her gratitude to the Center by establishing the Amy Agbayani Fellowships as a $50,000 Permanent Named Endowment.  The fund will provide awards for students from the Philippines.  Over the years, Amy has been actively involved with the Center as past president of the EWC Association, presenter at international alumni conferences and providing mentors for EWC students. 

Amy retired in 2016 after more than four decades at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, as the first Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Diversity, and Director of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED).   She lives in Kalihi Valley with her partner Gus Gustafson and continues her advocacy for civil rights and social justice.

 

LOVERS OF THE EAST-WEST CENTER ARTS PROGRAM

Jane and Daniel Katayama

Daniel and Jane Katayama have been enthusiastic supporters of the EWC Arts Program.  As Arts ‘Ohana members, they said “the East-West Center Arts Program nourishes our mind by providing information on the art and culture of Asian countries, essential for world peace.”

They established the Dr. Daniel H. Katayama and Jane H. Sato Katayama Scholarships with a gift of $25,000 to help students who require enhancement of the grants provided by the East-West Center. 

Dan is a physicist who retired as Chief of the Space Charged Particles Effects Branch at Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory in Massachusetts.  Jane was Manager of Library and Information Services at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory.  After living in Massachusetts for 35 years, they returned to Hawai‘i in 1998 and have been enjoying their retirement.

WALL OF HONOR

EWC Development Officer Gary Yoshida and Linda Miller

During her visit to Honolulu for the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks, CTAPS alumna Linda Miller donated to the Wall of Honor in her name.  She also honored Ted Lee who sponsored her participation in the 2004 Korean Teacher Institute after she completed her Korea Society fellowship.

Honor a special East-West Center person and help a new student embark on his or her EWC experience with your donation today.

Donations to the Wall of Honor go directly into the Alumni Endowment Fund for Student Scholarships.  The EWC Association Alumni Scholarship Fund has supported scholarships for 116 participants from 22 countries.