InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

900 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA, 90017



The program will also be live-streamed on YouTube.

2023 Benefit & Auction

Join hundreds of fellow JANM supporters as we honor our rich history and engage future generations at our Annual Benefit and Online Auction to raise funds for the wide-ranging work of this important institution. The festivities include dinner in the elegant InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an online auction, and a program celebrating the stories of JANM’s supporters from across the nation, and across generations.


Ways to Support

There are many ways that people, especially those in the Japanese American community, can contribute, including:

  • Table sponsorships starting at $5,000 ($3,000 for non-profit organizations)
  • Individual tickets ($600—includes dinner, complimentary parking, limited hosted bar, photo booth, and live entertainment) 
  • Enter to win the Lexus Opportunity Drawing 
  • Bid for Education to fund museum admission and bus transportation for schools
  • Donate items for the Online Auction (bidding will open in April)


Please email us at specialevents@janm.org with any questions about sponsorship or donation opportunities! 

Benefit Program

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Across Generations

The Benefit program will pay tribute to the Japanese American National Museum’s leaders and supporters—new and established—who see and believe in the importance of the Museum and its enduring role in our democratic society. Our vision and commitment have remained unwavering since our founding, and each new generation inspires us further to demonstrate our ongoing relevance in today’s world. As part of the program, the Benefit will spotlight the stories of supporters transcending several generations and hailing from across the nation.

We are hopeful for the future as new generations engage with the Museum to continue the vision toward a better world. 

Individual tickets available now!

$600—includes dinner, complimentary parking, limited hosted bar, photo booth, and live entertainment 

Purchase Tickets

2023 Lexus Opportunity Drawing

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Enter to win a 2023 Lexus RX 500h F SPORT Performance

Thanks to the generous support of Lexus, funds raised will support JANM’s educational programming and outreach. The winner will be announced during our program.

Enter Now

Deadlines to enter:

  • Mail: Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Phone / E-Mail: Monday, April 24, 2023

Bid For Education

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Support School Visits to JANM!

JANM’s Bid For Education program, launched by the late US Senator Daniel K. Inouye, makes field trips to JANM possible for more than 12,000 primary and secondary school students and teachers every year. We invite you to support the live Bid For Education during the Benefit as we welcome students back to the museum, and grow our new virtual visit program that successfully launched in 2020.

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Online Auction

Remembrance poster by Bob Matsumoto

Donate Items for the Online Auction!

We invite you to support our mission by donating to our upcoming auction. The online auction, opening two weeks before the event, celebrates the community by highlighting local businesses, corporate partners’ goods and services, and the work of talented artists. If you choose to donate an item or experience for the auction, please download and fill out the form below and return it to us along with your donation.

Please note the following guidelines (complete guidelines):

  • We ask that all donations be at least $250 in value.
  • If you are donating a group of items that together equal at least $250 in value, they will be auctioned together as one item.
  • Donations must be submitted by March 31, 2023.

Donation Form

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding auction donations by emailing us at specialevents@janm.org or by calling 213.830.5646.


intercontinental hotel in downtown LA


Limited, discounted rooms (10% off) are available at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. You must use the link below to make your reservation.



Other Local Hotels

The Miyako Hotel is located in Little Tokyo, down the street from the museum. A discounted rate is available for JANM supporters. BOOK NOW

You may also try the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown.

Please note that the availability of rooms at all hotels is limited and subject to sell out.