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. 




(L to R) Keethe Koyanagi, Eddie Flores, Betty Brow, Shusuke Oshima
(L to R) Melga Gendrano, Charles Morrison, Eddie Flores, Buddy Gendrano, Sumi Makey
Charles Morrison addressing 50th Founders Society members
On July 23, 2015, 30 members of the 50th Founders Society and guests enjoyed An Evening at the East-West Center.  President Charles Morrison shared his thoughts on the legacy and future of the Center.  Guests were treated to a performance featuring Okinawan drum dance artists, Churasa, in Kennedy Theatre as part of the Asia Pacific Dance Festival.

The 50th Founders Society honors and permanently recognizes donors who have given $50,000 or more to the East-West Center since its founding in 1960.