Our story is an American story. Our founders promised that the Museum would stand as a beacon of civil rights to ensure that what happened to Japanese Americans in 1942 would never happen to any other group. We are therefore embarking on the largest campaign in our history to secure our future and transform our physical and digital presence, our exhibitions, and our programming.
The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.
JANM’s $65 Million Comprehensive Campaign to Revitalize, Amplify, Deliver, and Secure our Future.
Our Promise Campaign
Our Promise Campaign
OUR CAMPAIGN PROMISES
This $65 million campaign will help us:
Thank you to our community whose generous support will strengthen the future of JANM and enable us to proudly tell our story in bold and innovative ways.
Thanks to the overwhelming response from the community, the “Our Promise” campaign has already raised $48 million—74% of our $65 million goal! We’ve received 59 leadership gifts of $100,000 and above. We now invite the public to become a part of this historic fundraising effort.
Please join us for a Campaign Briefing to learn more about this exciting initiative! President and CEO Ann Burroughs and Campaign Chair Wendy Shiba will provide an overview of JANM’s Campaign vision, goals, and timeline as well as answer questions from the community. Campaign Briefings are offered both in-person and virtual.
Please see below for upcoming dates and events, or contact Jennifer Vu to schedule a private briefing at email@example.com.
“Our Promise” Comprehensive Campaign Virtual Briefing
Thursday, October 19 • 3 p.m.–5 p.m.
Please join JANM President and CEO, Ann Burroughs, and JANM Trustee, Wendy Shiba, in a virtual presentation and discussion on how the campaign will strengthen our present, continue our legacy, and commit to our mission to promote the understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by preserving and telling the Japanese American experience.
RSVP required to receive Zoom link.
Ways to Give
Gifts by Credit Card or Check
Two fast and easy ways to have an immediate impact! Make checks (personal, cashier’s, money order) payable to: Japanese American National Museum.
Wire or Electronic Funds Transfers
We accept donations by Automated Clearing House network such as direct deposit and wire transfer. You can also set up a transfer through your donor-advised fund or corporate matching gift platform.
Gifts of Securities
Appreciated securities, stocks, and bonds provide tax advantages when transferred to JANM before they are sold.
Join our Legacy Society today by making a testamentary gift to JANM. Bequests, charitable IRA distributions, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, and donor-advised funds may help fulfill your legacy gift to JANM. We can work with you and your advisor to customize a gift that maximizes your philanthropic goals and provides tax advantages to you and your heirs.
Gifts of Real Estate or Personal Property
Tangible items such as personal homes, businesses, automobiles, or art may have a transformative impact on JANM.
Double or triple your philanthropic impact by inquiring if your company provides charitable matching gifts or donations for hours of volunteer service.
JANM Announces $65 Million Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign
August 5, 2023
The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) today launched the public phase of its historic $65 million comprehensive fundraising campaign and announced an ambitious plan for the future that includes a renovation of the Museum’s galleries and a new core exhibition. Thanks to the overwhelming response from the community, specifically 59 leadership gifts of $100,000 and above, the “Our Promise” campaign has raised $48 million to date, 74% of the goal.