2010 Conference - Alumni in Hale Halawai

Larry Smith said, “My best memories all involve the people at the East-West Center.  It will always be the people.  Because I was in education, I had the chance to work with degree fellows and over the years, had a chance to watch very bright people develop and bloom in their careers.” 

Based on this belief, Larry conceived of the Wall of Honor Program as a means to raise money for the Alumni Endowment Fund for Student Scholarships.  He personally nominated over 30 people by donating to the program.

Larry embodied the East-West Center spirit of warmth and humanitarianism during his decades as a staff member and retired in 1999 as Director and Dean of the Education Program.   He passed away unexpectedly on December 13, 2014.

The East-West Center has been supported by many who believed in its mission and worked hard to achieve it.  The Wall of Honor is an opportunity for you to recognize East-West Center persons - past or present - who have been important in your life or in the lives of others. 

  • Make an initial gift of $100 or more in a person’s name who has been important to you and he or she will be added to the virtual Honor Roll on the EWC website. 
  • Once someone is designated as an honoree, additional gifts of $25 or more may be given in the name of the honoree. 

Anyone who receives a total of $1,000 or more will be listed on the EWC Association Endowment Fund Wall of Honor displayed at the Alumni Office in Burns Hall. 

Donations go directly into the Alumni Endowment Fund for Student Scholarships.  Since 2002, the EWC Association Alumni Scholarship Fund has enabled 107 participants from 20 countries to participate in EWC education programs.

Honor friends or colleagues with your gift - $25, $50, $100 - and assist new students embark on their East-West Center experience.