2018 Nichi Bei Day of Giving Event Page



Day-of Event Page




Monday, Sept. 3, 2018

2 to 6 p.m.

Konko Church of San Francisco Social Hall

1755 Laguna Street (between Bush and Sutter streets)

San Francisco’s Japantown.


Join the Nichi Bei Foundation at our second annual Nichi Bei Day of Giving!

The Nichi Bei Day of Giving is a fundraising drive designed to raise critically-needed funds to expand our capacity to support our dedicated and hard-working staff, help to create a Reserve Fund to address future unexpected expenses and financial challenges, and build a legacy for the future.

Help us reach our goal of raising $50,000!

While contributions can also be made in advance at www.nichibei.org/give2nichibei, the Nichi Bei Day of Giving event on Sept. 3 will feature:

At our Nichi Bei Day of Giving program on Monday, Sept. 3 (Labor Day) at the Konko Church of San Francisco (1755 Laguna St.), we will have a four-hour event from 2 to 6 p.m. featuring:

Throughout the Day of Giving Event:

2 to 6 p.m.:      Giving Stations for people to donate or drop off checks to

2 to 6 p.m.:      Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) by Rev. Masato Kawahatsu (get your name or saying in kanji!)

2 to 5 p.m.:      FREE digital headshots for donors, by photographer William Lee

2 to 5 p.m.:      Paper crane folding to support Asian Health Services immigrant deportation support project

Program Schedule:
2 p.m.:             Greetings + Hourly raffle for those who donate

2:10 p.m.:       Entertainment: Sushi Cal Band, with Wesley Ueunten on Okinawan sanshin

3 p.m.:             Hourly raffle for those who donate

3:10 p.m.:        Talk “Getting Started on Family History Research,” with Q&A by Linda Harms Okazaki, California Genealogical Society

4 p.m.:             Hourly raffle for those who donate

4:10 p.m.:        Learn about upcoming events, such as Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage on Oct. 13, 2018

4:15 p.m.:        Entertainment: Francis Wong (saxophone)

5 p.m.:             Hourly raffle for those who donate

5:10 p.m.:        Entertainment (TBD)

5:30 p.m.:        Final Raffle

The grand prizes of the raffle, for those who contribute $250 or more, will be donated by our two newest board members:

  • Two-Hour Estate Planning Session with Laurie Shigekuni, Estate Planning Attorney ($650 value)
  • Two-Hour Family History Consultation with Linda Harms Okazaki, genealogist ($150 value)

• Build your own fundraising page, similar to a walkathon, or create a fundraising team. Visit www.nichibei.org/give2nichibei for instructions.
• Contribute a matching grant of $500 or more. e-mail donate@nichibeifoundation.org for details.

If you cannot make the event, please consider contributing to this campaign at www.nichibei.org/give2nichibei.

Thank you for your support!