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Dear Friends of JACCC,
Thank you for your continued support of the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center. We continue to seek new ways to invite our longtime friends and our new partners to join us in cultivating JACCC as a vibrant place for current and future generations. The beauty of JACCC is that there is something to discover and rediscover every time you come to campus.
Connect - JACCC is making a difference in people’s lives and connecting them to the joys of music, not just listening, but playing and performing. In September, we launched Ukuleles for Little Tokyo, which teaches over 88 low-income older adults and youth living in Little Tokyo how to play the ukulele. The classes are being taught in four languages, Japanese, English, Korean, and Spanish, and aims to use music to bridge communities. Come to Aloha Kalikimaka on Saturday, December 17 at the Aratani Theatre and see the students perform on stage.
Cultivate - This fall JACCC welcomed the prestigious Price Collection and a record number of visitors to the George J. Doizaki Gallery. While I hear that in Japan it is not unusual to wait three hours in line to see the Price Collection, at JACCC, it was free and accessible to all. Mrs. Etsuko Price had a vision to exhibit the collection in a way that no other museum could accommodate, with fresh flower arrangements in Price Collection bamboo baskets to complement the Buddhist scrolls. JACCC’s cultural partners Sogetsu, Ikenobo, and Ohara Ikebana schools created the arrangements and meticulously came to refresh flowers every three days.
Resonate - JACCC holds a special place in so many people’s lives whether they got married in the James Irvine Japanese Garden, had their first performance in the Aratani Theatre, or strummed their first ukulele at L.A. Ukulele Expo on the Plaza. The memories of the past and those yet to come continue to ripple in our lives. Be a part of this forward movement and consider making a tax-deductible year-end gift to JACCC. Your support will help JACCC continue to be a place for our communities to Connect, Cultivate, and Resonate.
Our goal is to raise $45,000 in our year-end campaign. Your gift is extremely important because it supports everything we do here. Membership and grants cover only a portion of our operating expenses and your essential support helps us continue developing high-quality programs that serve a multi-generational, multi-ethnic audience, and to preserve and share Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture.
Please consider a gift of $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 to help propel JACCC even further. Your support helps to:
• keep JACCC Plaza active not just during Nisei Week or Fiesta Matsuri, but all year round;
• strengthen the brand of the 33-year old Aratani Theatre;
• keep exhibitions in the George J. Doizaki Gallery free and accessible; and
• impact JACCC’s place as a leader in the Southern California arts and cultural landscape.
We hope that we can count on you to help us continue our programs this year. On behalf of JACCC’s Board of Directors and Staff, we wish you a warm holiday season and a happy, healthy new year!
With gratitude,
Leslie A. Ito
President & CEO
P.S. Discover more by visiting our website JACCC.org, liking us on Facebook at fb.me/discoverJACCC, or following us on Instagram at @jaccc_la!
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Campaigns: 2016 Annual Campaign
Dear Friends of JACCC,

Thank you for your continued support of the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center. We continue to seek new ways to invite our longtime friends and our new partners to join us in cultivating JACCC as a vibrant place for current and future generations. The beauty of JACCC is that there is something to discover and rediscover every time you come to campus.

Connect - JACCC is making a difference in people’s lives and connecting them to the joys of music, not just listening, but playing and performing. In September, we launched Ukuleles for Little Tokyo, which teaches over 88 low-income older adults and youth living in Little Tokyo how to play the ukulele. The classes are being taught in four languages, Japanese, English, Korean, and Spanish, and aims to use music to bridge communities. Come to Aloha Kalikimaka on Saturday, December 17 at the Aratani Theatre and see the students perform on stage.

Cultivate - This fall JACCC welcomed the prestigious Price Collection and a record number of visitors to the George J. Doizaki Gallery. While I hear that in Japan it is not unusual to wait three hours in line to see the Price Collection, at JACCC, it was free and accessible to all. Mrs. Etsuko Price had a vision to exhibit the collection in a way that no other museum could accommodate, with fresh flower arrangements in Price Collection bamboo baskets to complement the Buddhist scrolls. JACCC’s cultural partners Sogetsu, Ikenobo, and Ohara Ikebana schools created the arrangements and meticulously came to refresh flowers every three days.

Resonate - JACCC holds a special place in so many people’s lives whether they got married in the James Irvine Japanese Garden, had their first performance in the Aratani Theatre, or strummed their first ukulele at L.A. Ukulele Expo on the Plaza. The memories of the past and those yet to come continue to ripple in our lives. Be a part of this forward movement and consider making a tax-deductible year-end gift to JACCC. Your support will help JACCC continue to be a place for our communities to Connect, Cultivate, and Resonate.

Our goal is to raise $45,000 in our year-end campaign. Your gift is extremely important because it supports everything we do here. Membership and grants cover only a portion of our operating expenses and your essential support helps us continue developing high-quality programs that serve a multi-generational, multi-ethnic audience, and to preserve and share Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture.

Please consider a gift of $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 to help propel JACCC even further. Your support helps to:

• keep JACCC Plaza active not just during Nisei Week or Fiesta Matsuri, but all year round;
• strengthen the brand of the 33-year old Aratani Theatre;
• keep exhibitions in the George J. Doizaki Gallery free and accessible; and
• impact JACCC’s place as a leader in the Southern California arts and cultural landscape.

We hope that we can count on you to help us continue our programs this year. On behalf of JACCC’s Board of Directors and Staff, we wish you a warm holiday season and a happy, healthy new year!

With gratitude,

Leslie A. Ito
President & CEO

P.S. Discover more by visiting our website JACCC.org, liking us on Facebook at fb.me/discoverJACCC, or following us on Instagram at @jaccc_la!
   
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