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2985 Mohan Mohan with students in August 2014 

Mohan Mohan met the passion of his life, fellow Indian Parvathy (Paru) Menon, at the East-West Center in 1968. He went on to be a global businessman, and she a dedicated teacher. Mohan is an alumnus who is paying it forward by making the Center experience available to a new generation.

"You don’t have to be in a powerful position," he says. "Whatever you are, wherever you are, you can easily help everybody by taking a lesson from your experiences and passing it on to others." As for Paru, she "defined success by the number of lives one could touch."

After decades of life and work guided by these values, he trusts the Center to instill them in others. And to open a new world of opportunity. This year he has established an EWC scholarship for participants from India. It honors Paru, who passed away in 2013.

As a member of the East-West Center community you can pay it forward and help change lives.

Your donation to:

• the unrestricted fund will support the area of greatest need.

student scholarships will help bring the region’s promising young leaders to the East-West Center.

• the Wall of Honor will honor EWC friends, colleagues and associates and help bring new students to the Center, regardless of their resources.

• the Arts Program will provide educational outreach programs to a wide variety of audiences, including at-risk youth, throughout the state.

Your gift is needed more than ever. Every gift — $25, $50, $100, whatever amount is right for you — is valuable.

DECEMBER 2, 2014


We have a day for giving thanks in the US, Thanksgiving Day on November 27.  Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

The East-West Center is participating in #GivingTuesday by asking for your investment in the mission of the East-West Center to build a peaceful, prosperous, and just Asia Pacific community.  Make a gift and kick off the holiday season with us on #GivingTuesday.



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