50th Founders Society

The 50th Founders Society honors and permanently recognizes those who have contributed $50,000 or more to the Center since its founding in 1960.

Individual, foundation, and corporate donors can qualify for the Society through cumulative giving, and pledges of $50,000 over as many as three years can count, as long as at least $20,000 is received. In-kind contributions and bequest intentions are always welcome, but not included in the $50,000 needed to qualify.


Benefits for members of the 50 th Founders Society include:


·        Permanent recognition in a prominent location on the East-West Center campus
·        On-going recognition in the East-West Center’s annual report and website
·        Invitations to exclusive special events



The East-West Legacy Society recognizes alumni and friends who support the mission of the East-West Center in their estate plans. An honorary designation is conferred upon all known donors who take advantage of the following types of planned gifts:


·        Will or living trust
·        Life insurance policy
·        Charitable gift annuities
·        Charitable remainder trusts
·        Beneficiary designations of IRAs and retirement plans


No dues or obligations are required for membership. No minimum gift amount is required. As a Legacy Society member, you are acknowledged (with permission) on the Honor Roll of Donors wall in Burns Hall and in East-West Center publications. You are also invited to attend special events for major donors.


East-West Center Foundation staff and professional consultants are available to assist you in achieving your tax, estate planning and charitable giving objectives. We are pleased to provide personal financial projections to you and your financial advisors. For further information, please contact the East-West Center Foundation's Development Specialist, Jen Leger, at 808.944.7105 or [email protected] .



The East-West Center Arts 'Ohana is a distiguished group of individuals who support the success and growth of the Arts Program at the East-West Center.  Special programs arranged exclusively for 'Ohana members provide unique opportunities to enjoy EWC exhibitions and performance-demonstrations in intimate settings. For more information and a list of our current members, please see the Arts 'Ohana website.