Give2NichiBei

An online fundraising event designed to raise bridge funding, increase staff capacity and create reserve funding for unexpected needs in the future.

While this particular has ended, you can still

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Nichi Bei Day of Giving Matching Grants and Major Donors

Thank you to the following individuals and organizations for making matching grants and major contributions to our Nichi Bei Day of Giving (as of Sept. 25, 2017):

$17,931: Joseph Kurata
$2,000: Lorna M. Fong
$1,500: Alice & Mark Taguma
$1,000:
Rick Benedetti Graig Inaba Jason Okazaki
Kiyomi Takeda Yoshinori H.T. Himel Dr. Himeo Tsumori
Peter & Ayako Yee Union Bank Satsuki Ina
North American Food Distribution Co. Inc. (Harley & Judy Inaba) Dale Nakahara
$500:
Brian Takemoto / State Farm Insurance Hideki Obayashi / Gardena Bowl Coffee Shop Maho Watanabe
Gary Kitahata Anonymous Chris Tomine & Jane Naito
Craig & Kyoko Harmer Rina Hirai Amy Hanamoto
Sharon Kotabe Machiko Gail Irie Allen & Patricia Okamoto
Hiroshi Kashiwagi Marcella Yano Joy Hashimoto
Andy Noguchi & Twila Tomita Lillian Sing Mary Negi
La Verne & Helen Sasaki James M. Tajiri Anonymous
Yoneko Higashigawa Monterey Market Anonymous
Mr. & Mrs. J. Tsukamoto Mark Nakahara Dianne Fukami
Kumi Okamoto
$250:
Matthew Kamiya & Patricia Shiono Jane Muramoto Yung Elaine Maeda
George & Masako Fukuhara Keith & Pricilla Kojimoto Ellen K. Uchida
Lee & Donna Kono Jacobs Kenneth & Yoshiko Ho Nobusuke & Fumi Fukuda
Fredrick Kawamoto G. Nanbu Susan Tanaka
Anonymous Anthony Brown Brian Nagata
$101-$249:
Pat Da Silva-Fong Bobby Nakata Yukiyo Hayashi
Anonymous Merry C. Nishimura The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Takeo Shirasawa Amy Wu Richard Jue
Anonymous
$100:
Edward Silva Hiroshi Fukuda Carole Hayashino & Kyle Tatsumoto
Eri Yasuhara Mike Loo Keiko Wright
Wendi Yamanaka Ikuko “Cookie” Takeshita Hiroshi F Kashiwagi
Karen Chong George & Katerine Sakai Rev. Joanne Tolosa
Anonymous Jack Shinkawa Denise L.A. Teraoka
Madeline Kitagawa Kent Matsuda Ichiro Taguma
Barbara Hedani-Morishita Robert & Susan Yoshioka Edie Horner
Glenn Omatsu Hideo S. Uchiyama Kinya Matsuno
Grace Horikiri Lonny & Ritsu Ishihara Sam & Fumie Shimada
Gloria Inaba Lawrence Kumabe S. Taniguchi
Joyce Oishi Sherman & June Kishi Phil Isenberg
Christine Noma Mary & Michael Innes Valerie Matsumoto
Koichi Fukuda Harumi Serata Florence Dobashi
John & Geraldine Handa Eddie Moriguchi George Sasaki
Cynthia Tsuchimoto George Shimizu Chris & Sayaka Orimoto
Anonymous Ted S. Kitayama Andy Irie
Julie Hatta Helen Sato Anonymous
Anonymous Ruth Posey Soji Kashiwagi
Anonymous Art & Debbie Hansen Eiji Ayabe
Georgette Imura Joyce Yamamoto Osaka Matsuri
Mr. & Mrs. Willie Ito Marjorie Fletcher Yukari’s Bento Box
$1-$99:
Anonymous Dennis Sato Kay Morishita
Anonymous May Takashima Mike Furutani
Anonymous Elaine & Cary James Makimino
Roger Matsui Rose Hironaka Michael Yuge
Clifford Lew Steven Hirabayashi Tiffanie Muraoka
Janay Marcos Tanner Matsui Patricia Alton
Mimi Sasaki Dale Nakahara (In Memory of Kenny Oyama) Adrienne L’heureux
Stephanie Yamamoto Yuriko Yokota Andrew Shimazaki
Jackie Funasaki Katsuto & Yoshimi Oune Kristi Nolan
Anonymous Anonymous Kenji Taguma
Ruby Kawamura Emiko Tom Mason and Madison J
Jeff Asai Naomi Funahashi Kristine Mizutani
Jonathan Harada Michio Miyamoto Mylanah Y
Mark Shigenaga Lynn Nihei Lisa Anderson
Neal Tanaka Anonymous Tats and Rose Tsunekawa
Russell E. Lowe & Virginia Jew Ralph Pearce Utako Kimura

Help us raise critically-needed funds, and support our dedicated team!

In addition to publishing 28 bi-weekly community news publications a year — including the Japanese Culture and Cherry Blossom Festivals Guide and the Obon and Summer Festivals Guide — we also produce a number of meaningful annual educational programs such as:

• Films of Remembrance, a showcase of films dedicated to educating the public about the wartime forced relocation and incarceration of the Japanese American community;

• Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage, a community pilgrimage to the former Immigration Station designed to honor our immigrant pioneers, reconnect to this forgotten history and conduct family history research.

But in order for us to continue these meaningful community publications and programs, we need your help in helping to raise some critical funding to build capacity and combat the downturn in advertising revenue in recent years.

With your contribution, you will not only help to provide critical bridge funding while we await potential grants, but you can also help us support and retain our staff by contributing to increased salary and healthcare expenses, and help to create a Reserve Fund for future unexpected expenses and financial challenges. After all, the health of our nonprofit organization is only as good as the health of our dedicated and hard-working team.

Please join us in this effort to support the health of our organization, and our staff, by making a tax-exempt contribution today!

Thank you for your support!


About the Nichi Bei Foundation

Mission

The Nichi Bei Foundation is an educational and charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the Japanese American community connected, informed and empowered – primarily through a community newspaper (Nichi Bei Weekly) and Website (www.nichibei.org), as well as education programs.


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