Annual Gala and Auction

Annual Fundraisers

About the Annual Fundraisers

The Japanese American National Museum’s annual events are its largest fundraising events of the year. They are a much-anticipated celebration, especially for those in the Japanese American community, to rekindle support for a landmark institution and its wide-ranging work.

For tickets, information, and sponsorships, click on link below for the upcoming Benefit or contact JANM Development at 213.830.5646 or

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2023 Annual Benefit & Online Auction

Join us at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on May 13, 2023. The evening will feature an online auction, dinner, and program that pays tribute to our members and shares highlights from the past year. We will also draw the winner of our Lexus Opportunity Drawing.


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30th Anniversary Benefit

Featuring: 30 Changemakers Under 30, musical performances, and more!




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2021 Gala & Auction





2020 Virtual Gala & Auction

Our Stories in Action

Featured Speaker: Lonnie Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian

2020 Gala Dinner and Silent Auction - Our Stories in Action

2019 Gala Dinner & Silent Auction

Vision and Commitment: Our Journey of Renewal

Featured Speaker: Award-Winning Journalist Ann Curry

2019 Gala Dinner and Silent Auction: Vision and Commitment: Our Journey of Renewal - Saturday, April 13, 2019 - Featured Speaker: Ann Curry

2018 Gala Dinner & Silent Auction

Service to Democracy

Honoring Senator Mazie K. Hirono and Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga

Service to Democracy: 2018 Gala Dinner and Silent Auction | Saturday, April 21, 2018

2017 Gala Dinner & Silent Auction

Reconnecting with the Past, Forging Our Future

Honoring Irene Hirano Inouye, Bruce T. Kaji, and Tom Ikeda

Reconnecting with the Past, Forging Our Future

Support the understanding and appreciation of the Japanese American experience.

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