Bid for Education
Saturday, April 30, 2022
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown and live-streamed on YouTube
Bid for Education
The Japanese American National Museum’s Bid for Education program was officially launched at the 2000 Gala Dinner by the late US Senator Daniel K. Inouye in response to state budget cuts that threatened bus transportation for school field trips. Since then, it has become a galvanizing force behind the museum’s School Visits program, making field trips to JANM possible for more than 12,000 primary and secondary school students and teachers every year. Thanks to many generous donors, Bid for Education raises thousands of dollars annually.
Funds raised by the Bid for Education are earmarked to support bus transportation and museum admission for primary and secondary school students from Title I schools and groups who have demonstrated financial need. Both school buses and public transportation are eligible for funding. Bid for Education funds also support K–12 educator workshops, the development of free printed and digital resources for educators, docent recruitment and training, and many other educational initiatives.
Although the Bid for Education receives much of its support through its annual fundraiser, donations can be made at any time.
If you would prefer not to donate online, you can donate by mail to:
Japanese American National Museum
ATTN: 2022 Bid For Education
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Donate by phone using a credit card at 213.830.5658 during our business hours.
2021 Bid for Education Donors
Thank you to the following individuals and organizations who made gifts to our 2021 Bid for Education program. These Bid for Education gifts enable the museum to share the important lessons of the Japanese American experience with students and educators across the nation.
BID FOR EDUCATION LEADERS $10,000 and above
Nikki Kodama & Family
The Takeo & Miyoko Yuki Family
GIFTS BETWEEN $5,000–$9,999
Bob & Carolyn Fujioka
Ken & Jo Ann Hamamura
Paul J. Kosasa
Edward & Phoebe Morimoto
Okada Family Foundation
GIFTS BETWEEN $1,000–$4,999
Anonymous • Mr. William T. Fujioka and Ms. Darlene Kuba • Fukumura Family • Leslie K. Furukawa & John H. Hayashi • Gonsaku & Mine Ito Family • Stephen L. Kagawa • Gene & Vickie Kanamori • Mr. Gary Kawaguchi • Mr. and Mrs. Kei F. Kodani • Mr. Wesley D. Minami and Ms. Ida K. Nakano-Minami • Carol M. Miyahira • Richard & Joyce Morimoto • Susan Morita and Alan Matsumoto • Kari L. Nakama • Ms. Jeanne S. Nelson • Kristine Nishiyama & Barry Schwebs • Nancy K. Oda • Michael G. Okamura • Roy & Eileen Sakamoto • Wendy Shiba & Lawrence Pittman • Floyd & Ruth Ann Shimomura • Jeffrey Sperber & Helen Tsunoda Sperber • Dr. Richard M. Watanabe • Mr. and Mrs. Harvey H. Yamagata • The Yuki Family • Herb & Barbara Yuki • Mr. Timothy T. Yuki
GIFTS BETWEEN $500–$999
Tracey & Mark Doi • Mr. John Elmore • Glen & Irene Hamakawa • Mr. Mervin S. Kato and Ms. June Tanaka • John & Sarah Kobara • Patricia Koide • Kosaka Family • Jack Kurihara • Mr. Akemi Kurokawa • Joyce J. Layne • Mr. Warren H. Maruyama • Ms. Kristina K. McCain • Robert M. Miura & Kathryn A. Bannai • Sheri Miyamoto & Rory Mazur • Jim & Claire Morey • Richard & Masako Murakami • Irene Nakagawa • Mr. and Ms. John T. Nakahata • Yoshio Nakamura • Michael and Margie Odanaka • Susan Onuma • David Paul & Leyla Woods • Mr. Bacon Sakatani • Dr. and Mrs. Gordon H. Sasaki • Mr. and Mrs. David Satoda • Bill & Christy Seki • Shishima Sosa Family • Ronald N. Takasugi • Mr. and Mrs. Randall A. Tamura • Mr. Calvin Terada • Ms. Christine A. Wilkinson • Carole Yamakoshi • Emie Yamate • Mr. and Mrs. Craig M. Yonemura
GIFTS UP TO $499
Yae Aihara • Eugene Y. Amimoto • Anonymous • Ms. Kristine Y. Aono • Ms. Vicki Ariyasu • Ms. Eunice Ashizawa • Julie Azuma • Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Barbero • Mr. and Ms. Joshua Burke • Mrs. Mary E. Chafey • Angela Chen & Sammy Hsu • Ms. Ann Chikahisa • Jennifer & Alan Chuang • Ms. Christina Cipriani • Ms. Patti Curry • Ms. Jean Darlington • Ms. Andrea T. De Antonio • Ms. Joanne Y. Erceg • John T. Esaki & Amy E. Kato • Mr. Laurence Fujimoto • Mr. Kevin Fukuyama • Ms. Teresa Funke • Nahan H. Gluck • Hozumi Hanada • Clement S. Hanami & Christina K. Tatsugawa • Ruth Hatchimonji • Linda M. Hattemer • Ms. Alison Hayashi • Ms. Kristen T. Hayashi • Lee Hayashi • Ms. Jennifer Hirano • Mrs. Kelly Hokyo • Mr. Mark Hull • Hutter Family • Ms. Karen Ideno • Mr. Marvin M. Inouye and Ms. Dona Mitoma • Mr. and Mrs. Roger Ishihara • Mr. and Mrs. Bruce L. Ishimatsu • Ms. Kathy Ito • Mr. and Mrs. Albert S. Kaku • Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Katayama • Ms. Kelly N. Kawata • Darin Kita • Tomi Kobara • Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Kumagai • Teri Lim • Ms. Myrna Ling • Ms. Diana Lock • Ms. Paola Longino • Mr. and Mrs. Joey Lum • Ms. Adelle Lutz • Ms. Jenny Machida • Mr. and Mrs. Mike Madokoro • Mike & Janet Maloney • Mr. and Mrs. Eugene I. Masuda • Dr. Jeffery S. Mio • Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay P. Miya • Ms. Lynn A. Miyamoto • Robert & Akiko Moriguchi • Ms. Brenda Mouri • Mr. Mark A. Murai • Stephanie Nagami • John & Shirley Nakaki • Ms. Kristi Nakata • Mr. Rick Noguchi • Ms. Jenna B. Northey • Mr. Peter S. Nose • Janet Nuzum • Dr. Dennis M. Ogawa • Ms. Patrice S. Okabe • Mr. Roger Omae • Helen H. Ota • Michiko Otaya • Gerry & Jayne Ozawa • Ms. Audrey T. Pettyjohn • Ms. Therona Ramos • Ms. Tiffani Razo • Ms. Christine Sakamoto • Ryan T. Sakamoto • Digger & Agnes Sasaki • Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Sata • Kenneth T. Shiba • Raymond & Sharon Shibata • Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Shimazu • Wendy Shiroma • Joko Tamura • Mr. William L. Tan • Ms. Cheri Tanimura • Teri E. Tanimura • In memory of Dorothy Tanioka • Mr. William Teragawa • Ms. Rona Tison • Ms. Kathleen J. Tokudomi • Donna Tokunaga • Mr. John R. Tonai • Ms. Teresa A. Tonai • Ms. Raina Tsuda • Mr. Larry H. Uyeda • Robert & Blossom Uyeda • Matsuko U. Uyeno • Marion K. Wada • Gerry Watanabe • Grace A. Yamamura & Michael W. Clark • Masao and Norma Jean Yamashita • Ms. Sharon Yamato • Mr. Christopher Yang • Ms. Sally Yasuda • Steven Yoda • Ms. Charlene Yoritsune • Ms. Jenni Yoshida Smith • Ms. Joyce Yu