2019 Gala Dinner and Silent Auction

April 13, 2019 5:00 pm

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, 900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Silent Auction Preview & Early Bidding

Items will be available for preview after 5 p.m. on Friday, April 5, with some surprise packages available for early bidding. All other items will be open for bidding on Saturday, April 13, at 5 p.m. (all times noted are PDT). All you need to bid is a mobile phone number. Please click on the Items tab on the top-left corner once visible.

Bidding on all items will close at  7 p.m. pm Saturday, April 13. You will be notified if you have won any of the auction packages.

Bid For Education

In 2000, the late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye initiated the Bid for Education at the museum's gala dinner to meet a critical need felt by our schools-to provide bus transportation for students to visit the Japanese American National Museum.
Since that time, the Bid for Education proceeds have allowed hundreds of thousands of students to visit the museum and learn first-hand about the Japanese American experience. In addition to covering bus transportation costs, the Bid for Education dollars also help expand students' horizons nationally through the museum's teacher training programs and web-based resources. Through the on-going educational programs, the museum continues its commitment to promote understanding and appreciation of America's ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience with every classroom in the country.

Vision and Commitment: Our Journey of Renewal

With Award-Winning Journalist
As Featured Speaker

The Japanese American National Museum's 2019 Gala Dinner will pay tribute to its charter members-the first individuals and

families to 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 to further demonstrate our ongoing relevance in today's world.

Spotlighting the stories of charter members from across the nation, the Gala Dinner will remind attendees of just how bold and dedicated these individuals were, firmly believing in the value of a place before it even existed. The evening will also reaffirm that enthusiastic support for JANM continues today and will do so into the future as new generations engage with the museum and appreciate its values.

We hope you'll join us for this celebratory evening that remembers our past and looks forward to what lies ahead.

About the Gala Dinner and Silent Auction

JANM's annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction is its largest fundraising event of the year and serves as a much-anticipated opportunity for people, especially those in the Japanese American community, to come together in support of an important institution and its wide-ranging work.

Over 1,000 guests attend this event and we hope you will be among them!

This year's Gala Dinner will be held at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel, on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The evening will begin with a silent auction and cocktail reception, followed by dinner and a program in which we will recognize our honorees and share highlights of the past twelve months. We will also pull the winning ticket for our Lexus Opportunity Drawing.

Please visit janm.org/dinner2019 for more information.

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InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, 900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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