2018 Nichi Bei Day of Giving

Thank you to EVERYONE who has generously contributed to our Nichi Bei Day of Giving this year! Not only did we meet our original goal of $50,000, but thanks to an extremely generous donation of $50,000 from The Craig Foundation, that goal was actually DOUBLED to now more than $102,000!

The Nichi Bei Day of Giving is an online fundraising event designed to raise bridge funding, increase staff capacity and create reserve funding for unexpected needs in the future.

While the official Nichi Bei Day of Giving is over, due to pending transactions, we will accept contributions under this campaign until Sept. 30, 2018. We will humbly accept contributions that trickle in until then through any of the participant pages below.
 

 



2018 Nichi Bei Day of Giving Donors

A very special thank you to the following individuals and organizations for contributing to our second annual Nichi Bei Day of Giving (as of Sept. 21, 2018):

$50,000: The Craig Foundation
$17,349.25: Anonymous stock donation
$1000 +
Anonymous Dr. Himeo Tsumori Kiyomi Takeda
Lorna Fong in Memory of Mary Kawano Fong Alan Matsui Rina Hirai
Richard E. & Yuko Benedetti Charitable Gift Fund Berkeley Bowl Produce Marge & John Tsukamoto
$500 +
Naomi Amakawa B. Choden & Lois Scott Craig & Kyoko Harmer
Linda Okazaki Paul & Bobbie Ueunten Sterling & Sharon Sakai
Jane Muramoto Yung Julie Tang Mike Namba
Eileen Masuda Laurie Shigekuni Gong & Stanton Gong Anonymous
Jon Osaki Dianne Fukami Mariko Sharon Taguma
Anonymous Joy Hashimoto Kumi Okamoto
Beth Abiko & Jim Gibson Peter & Ayako Yee Lillian K. Sing
Geri & John Handa Alice & Mark Taguma Buddhist Church of Sacramento
$250 +
Mary Innes Bobby Nakata Lewis Kawahara
Miyako Tachibana Paul & Joan Fujii Andy Noguchi & Twila Tomita
Susan Tanaka Greg Nanbu Keith & Priscilla Kojimoto
Ellen K. Uchida Glenn Omatsu Roy & Georgette Imura
Kenneth & Yoshiko Ho Roy Ikeda Brian Nagata
$100 +
Glynis Nakahara Jeffrey Asai Tanner Matsui
Patricia Hirahara Lance Yanagihara Phil & Marilyn Isenberg
Tak Shirasawa Benkyodo Eileen Otsuji
Dr. Hisaji Sakai Yasukochi’s Sweet Stop Marian K. Uchida
Dale Nakahara Takahashi Market Hiroshi Kashiwagi
Ichiban Kan Inc. – Makoto Imaizumi Kaori McDaniel Edith Horner
Ken & Helen Sato Charlotte Sakai Kahn Yamada
Marielle Tsukamoto La Verne & Helen Sasaki Joanne Tolosa
Cynthia Tsuchimoto George Shimizu Marie Masumoto
Eri Yasuhara Yukiyo Hayashi David Kakishiba
James Pollard & Janis Hirohama Masashi Itano M.D. Paul Sakamoto
Nobusuke & Fumi Fukuda Peggy A. Saito Dianne K. Tomita
Edward Silva George & Masako Fukuhara James M. Tajiri
Amy Wu Kunihiro Takeshita R.S. Okuno
Tomo Yeh Tom & Mihoko Kanaya Keiko Wright
Rod Nakanishi Terry & Shirley Ota Judy Tachibana
Hiroshi Fukuda Wendi Yamanaka Mike Loo
May Zhang Michio Miyamoto Mickie Ochi
Rodney Yano Kazuo J. & Rosalyn S. Nanya Sumi Suda
Anonymous Okita Family Hiroshi Shimizu
Pat Da Silva-Fong Ronald J. Nakayama Hoyt Fong
Wendi Yamanaka in Honor of Noboru & Dorthy Yamanaka Yone Shintaku
$99 –
Sharon & Samantha Tsukiji & Family John Nagano Lisa Nakamura
Richard Madsen Helen Matoi Fusae Miyamoto
Marin Ozawa Jack Shinkawa Patricia Wakida
Heather Ito Carol Setoguchi Kathryn Otagiri
Hanna Miyamoto Akemi K. Yano in honor of Laurie Shigekuni Jane Boltz
Dan & Chris Kubo Lynn Nihei Amy Hanamoto
Cheryl Taguma Emiko Tom Denise Teraoka
Christen Sasaki Resisters.com – Frank Abe Koji Hamada
Dustin Hedani Rubi Kawamura Joyce Wong
Eric Mar Anonymous Alice Kawahatsu
Tosh & Carol Nakashima Eleanor Frangos Jay & Linda Yamamura
Tats & Rose Tsunekawa Jiro Nishimoto Lisa Eng-Beeman
Akira Kosaka Sharon Yamato Rev. Masato Kawahatsu
Amy Tanabe Katherine R. Wilson Susie Willemsz-Geeroms
Sandi Matoba Glenn Takeoka Tomie Fujita
Christine Noma Anonymous Betty Tsugawa
Judy Hamaguchi Kenji Hakuta
As of Sept. 21, 2018: 165 donors

For the results of the 2017 Nichi Bei Day of Giving, please click HERE.


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, retain and expand 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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