An International Affair


Gala and dinner

When: Aug 22 2020 - 5:30pm until Aug 22 2020 - 9:30pm
Where: Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom

Please join the East-West Center at our 60th anniversary celebration gala "An International Affair" on August 22, 2020, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz will be honored at the gala as the 2020 recipient of the Center's Asia Pacific Community Building Award. The award recognizes outstanding leaders whose vision and professional and personal accomplishments exemplify the mission of the East-West Center. Past recipients include U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Governor George R. Ariyoshi, Houghton and Doreen Freeman, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand,  President Corazón Aquino of the Philippines, Nainoa Thompson, Dr. Genshitsu Sen, and Ratan N. Tata.

Sixty years ago our leaders in Hawai‘i and Washington, D.C., founded the East-West Center. They envisioned the Center as a bridge connecting the United States with the countries and peoples of Asia and the Pacific, promoting peace and understanding through education and diplomacy.

With a global alumni community of some 65,000 scholars, journalists, educators, social entrepreneurs, and political leaders from more than 166 countries and territories, the East-West Center has played an impactful role amid the dramatic rise of the Indo-Pacific region’s influence in global affairs. Center programs that develop leadership skills for our increasingly multicultural world are more vital than ever. Located on 21 acres adjacent to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, the Center is a magnet for students and scholars, providing resources that enrich educational experiences for our students and the Hawai‘i community.

Tables at the celebration gala on August 22, 2020, are available for $25,000; $10,000; $5,000; and $3,500. Proceeds from the dinner will fund the East-West Center’s core programs of education, professional development, arts, and research. We hope you will join us as a sponsor and help us make it a spectacular evening!

Table Sponsors

President’s Cabinet Sponsor                   Table for ten at $25,000

Ambassador Sponsor                              Table for ten at $10,000

Diplomat Sponsor                                   Table for ten at $5,000

Statesman Sponsor                                 Table for ten at $3,500


To reserve your table, please send your contribution to:

East-West Center Foundation
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96848-1601

Primary Contact Info:
Name: East-West Center Foundation
Phone: 808-944-7105