Thanks to the generosity of many alumni, staff and friends, East-West Center Education Program Associate Dean Mendl Djunaidy (center) reached the $1,000 mark to become an honoree on the Wall of Honor. Djunaidy will be retiring at the end of June after 43 years of service at the Center.

For 55 years, the East-West Center has been supported by many who believed in its mission and worked hard to achieve it.  Through their work, they have shaped the Asia Pacific region and inspired others who came to the East-West Center.

Honor an East-West Center person who made a difference in your life or in the lives of others.  Make an initial $100 donation to the Wall of Honor and that person’s name 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.

When the total received in the name of the honoree reaches $1,000, the person will be featured on the EWCA Endowment Fund Wall of Honor displayed at the Alumni Office in Burns Hall.

You can make your gift:
•By cash, check or credit card
•Using our secure website:

Alumni Scholars (Yuki Asahina, Yilong Liu, Sadie Green and Jonathan Valdez) with EWCA President Ned Shultz at the 2015 Spring Ho‘opuka Celebration.

Donations to the Wall of Honor are tax-deductible and go directly into the Alumni Endowment Fund for Student Scholarships. Since 2002, the EWC Association Alumni Scholarship Fund has supported scholarships for 100 participants from 19 countries.


Save The Date!

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

Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of the East-West Center
Over the past 55 years, the East-West Center has played a pivotal role as a convener and network builder, providing the active venue for more than 62,000 students, scholars and educators, journalists, and political leaders from more than 166 countries to study, conduct research and exchange ideas.

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.

Invitations will be mailed in July. For more information, please call Elizabeth Kuioka at 808.944.7105 or email at