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2023 Annual Benefit

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023


JANM's 2023 Annual Benefit and Online Auction is our largest fundraiser 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.

We anticipate over 750 guests will attend this event and we hope you will be among them!

This year's Annual Benefit will take place at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on Saturday, May 13, 2023. The evening will feature an online auction, dinner, and program that pays tribute to our members and shares highlights from the past twelve months. We will also pull the winning entry for our Lexus Opportunity Drawing.

As an organization dedicated to education, we will raise money for JANM's Bid for Education program, which supports bus transportation and museum admission for primary and secondary school students. Bid for Education funds also supports K-12 educator workshops, the development of free printed and digital resources for educators, docent recruitment and training, and many other educational initiatives. Even if you cannot join us at the Benefit, you can contribute to the Bid for Education online and watch the entire program on our livestream at 

The Annual Benefit will pay tribute to its 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 towards a better world. 

Please email us at [email protected] with any questions about sponsorship or donation opportunities!

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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 last year.

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Japanese American National Museum
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InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel, Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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