The Joji Konoshima Fundwas established to provide funding for the Joji Konoshima Distinguished Scholar Program. Though Mr. Konoshima passed away in September 2003, his legacy continues through the Joji Konoshima Memorial Fund. This fund was established by the Konoshima family at Mr. Konoshima’s request in order to carry on his work and legacy of service.
The Norman and Esther Lau-Kee Fund provides funding for any available Distinguished Scholar Programs. As founding members of the US-Asia Institute, Norman and Esther Lau-Kee continue to support USAI's work. The first program funded by the Norman and Esther Lau Kee Fund was the Distinguished Visitor Award.
The Linda Chu Lai and the Donzen Urubshurow Memorial Fund provides a scholarship opportunity for US-Asia Institute interns during the summer. Linda Chu Lai and the Donzen Urubshurow's contributions to the US-Asia Institute continue through the Linda Chu Lai and the Donzen Urubshurow Memorial Fund.