Arts ‘OhanaJoin Arts Ohana

Ric Trimillos

“I support the Arts Program because it constantly reminds me of how rich and profound each culture is. It nudges us away from the intellectual and the verbal and provides opportunities for discovery and new experiences for hundreds of Hawai‘i citizens and school children.”

-Ric Trimillos

The East-West Center’s Arts ‘Ohana is a distinguished group of individuals who support the goals of the Arts Program. Jean E. Rolles is the current chair. While the basic operating costs are covered from other sources, contributions are needed to support exhibitions and performances by visiting artists from Hawai‘i and throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Please join the East-West Center’s Arts ‘Ohana as a Statesman ($5,000), Ambassador ($1,000) or Member ($500).



Member - $500

Ambassador - $1,000

Statesman - $5,000


Name on membership list in Art Gallery

Honor Roll of Donors in John A. Burns Hall main lobby

Exhibition and performance printed materials and Arts Program webpage

Member Receptions & Special Performances

2 people

4 people

4 people

Tour of Permanent Collection




Exhibition Catalogue & Performance CD




Unique Personalized Experience




*Exhibition catalogue and performance CD when available.
**Benefits subject to change.

Two ways to join the Arts ‘Ohana:
   1) use the on-line donation link
   2) print and complete the Arts ‘Ohana Form & mail it in with your payment to:

East-West Center Foundation
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601

Completed forms should not be e-mailed for security purposes.

Contact Jennifer Leger at 808.944.7105 for more information on membership.


Arts ‘Ohana Members
(as of June 2022)

Honorary Members
Christopher Blasdel & Mika Kimula
Jackie Chan Foundation USA
Paul A. Chesley
Friends of Hawaii Charities
The Hawaii Pacific Rim Society
King Food Service – Will Hughes
McInerny Foundation
Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
Professor Barbara B. Smith
Gregory H. Smith
Stanley Kawaguchi
Sony Hawaii Company
Lawrence K.W. Tseu
J. Watumull Fund
Richard H. Cox
Michael Schuster
Halekulani Corporation - Patricia Tam
Ricardo Trimillos

Jean E. Rolles 

Dr. Felice Brault
Bruce & Marjorie Gordonc
Mary Therese Hattori
Nancy Hiraoka
Dr. Daniel H. & Jane H. Katayama
Carol Mon Lee
Ambassador Charles B. Salmon Jr.
Richard Vuylsteke
Indru Watumull

Raymond Burghardt
David & Mary Carroll
Leonard & Charlotte Chow
William Feltz
Mary Jo Freshley
Carleen Gumapac
Maizy O. Howell
Richard Kennedy & Steven Prieto
Rex & Suzanne Kim
Karen & Greg Knudsen
James R. Langworthy, M.D. & Ning Zhou
Rod & Anne Miller
Dr. William & Karlyn Pearl
Antonio & Maria Pena
Alvin & Trudy Schandler-Wong
Mrs. Hazel Tominaga Theodore
Virginia Tully