Saturday, May 1, 2021

6 p.m. (PDT) Live Program

Virtual Gala: GiveSmart; Exclusive Virtual Ballroom Experience: Airmeet

2021 Gala & Auction



Thank you to everyone who tuned in to watch our 2021 Gala virtual program—Reunited.

If you missed the livestream, you can watch the program here or directly on our YouTube channel.

Check the About page for more information about the virtual gala.



JANM Gala & Auction 2021 Reunited: Music Preview

JANM Gala & Auction 2021 Reunited: Music Preview

NEW! Video Variety Show

Marie Digby

New for our 2021 Gala is a video variety show, featuring many special guests including:

  • actor George Takei
  • singer Marie Digby
  • actress Keiko Agena
  • taiko artist Kenny Endo
  • actor/singer Telly Leung
  • musician Goh Nakamura
  • East L.A. Taiko
  • comedian/actress Amy Hill
  • actor Derek Mio
  • Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts

…and more surprises to come!

2021 Lexus Opportunity Drawing

Lexus Opportunity

Congratulations to Arlene Okubara of Mill Valley, California!

Arlene is the winner of the Lexus Opportunity Drawing and will be receiving a brand new 2021 Lexus RX 450h!

Thank you to everyone who purchased drawing tickets that added to the success of our event.

Learn More

2021 Lexus Opportunity Drawing presented by Toyota Motor North America.

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We were thrilled to be Reunited with you—our friends, supporters, and community—at our virtual Gala & Auction! On behalf of the Board, staff, and volunteers, thank you to our sponsors and to everyone who helped to make our virtual Gala such a success. Your generous support and faith in our mission means so much to us. Thank you for lifting us up with your generosity and unwavering commitment to JANM. 


You can still make an additional contribution to the Bid for Education, now or throughout the year, at janm2021.givesmart.com.



Media Sponsor: The Rafu Shimpo

Service Provider: Innovate Marketing Group