36th Annual Holiday Fundraiser and Bonenkai

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Please note the time changes:
Reception/Auction – 5:30-6:45 pm
Dinner/Presentation – 7:00-9:00 pm

A presentation has been added:

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Special presentation “U.S.- Japan Relations: Looking Back and Ahead” by Joel Ehrendreich, Director, Office of Japanese Affairs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S.-Department of State.

To celebrate 92 years of U.S.-Japan friendship in true holiday spirit, the Society will host a 36th Annual Holiday Fundraiser and Bonenkai on December 7, 2022 at the Union League Club of Chicago. We are excited to be able to host our first in-person event since the pandemic! In addition, the Society will host a silent auction, including an array of certificates and items available for bidding. The proceeds from this event will benefit programming and educational endeavors.

Featured Raffle Prize:

(1) Japan Airlines (JAL) Round-Trip Economy Class Ticket to Tokyo, Japan 
Donor: Japan Airlines, Co., Ltd.
PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS NOW

INDIVIDUAL RESERVATIONS

INDIVIDUAL $190

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS

CHRYSANTHEMUM ($3900)

  • Table of 10
  • Preferred seating
  • Full-page, color ad in program book
  • Corporate logo on Society website
  • Company name included in email update
  • Logo on auction signage
  • Company sign on table

CHERRY BLOSSOM ($2900)

  • Table of 10
  • Full-page, black-and-white ad in program book
  • Corporate logo on Society website
  • Company name included in email update
  • Company sign on table

We would be grateful if you would consider contributing to our fundraiser in the following ways:

1. Attend the Gala or purchase sponsorship. Individual reservations are available for $190 per person or you can purchase Chrysanthemum ($3900) or Cherry Blossom ($2900) sponsorship with additional promotional value.

You can purchase an individual reservation to the event at the bottom of this page. For corporate sponsorship, please email us at: or call: (312) 263 3049

Chrysanthemum 

Molex, Inc.

Cherry Blossom Sponsors 

Barnes & Thornburg LLP 

Deloitte 

Grant Thornton LLP 

Kirkland & Ellis LLP 

Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.

Mayer Brown LLP 

Omron Management Center of America, Inc. 

PwC

TDK Corporation of America                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

2. Donate a gift certificate and/or item for silent auction. You and/or your organization will receive a display board outlining your donation, which will be seen by 200+ Japanese and American executives and their guests.  In addition, your company will be listed in an auction book to be disseminated to all attendees, as well as listed as a donor in the Society’s email update.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Special thanks to our high ticket auction item donors ($500+ value):     

                                                                                                                                     

1 All Nippon Airways Business Class Round-Trip Ticket to Tokyo, Japan 

Donor: All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

1 All Nippon Airways Business Class Round-Trip Ticket to Tokyo, Japan 

Donor: All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

4 Box Seats to a Chicago Symphony Orchestra Performance of Your Choice Through June 30, 2023

Donor: Chicago Symphony Orchestra  

1 Japan Airlines Business Class Round-Trip Ticket to Tokyo, Japan 

Donor: Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.

1 Japan Airlines Business Class Round-Trip Ticket to Tokyo, Japan 

Donor: Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.

4 Chicago Cubs Tickets (Section 227, Row 3, Seats 9-12) Winner to Select 3 Choices for Dates 

Donor: David D. Johnson

Up to 3 Guests to Join Dave Johnson for a Round of Golf at Olympia Fields Country Club and Lunch 

Donor: David D. Johnson

Up to 3 Guests to Join Jim McClung for a Round of Golf at Glenview Club and Lunch 

Donor: James A. McClung

Japan Book Series (Vol. 1-12) 

Donor: Kimiko Nakamura

Up to 3 Guests to Join Stephen Potter for a Round of Golf at Glenview Club and Lunch 

Donor: Stephen Potter

4 Chicago Cubs Tickets (Section 20, Row 14, Seats 1-4) Game chosen on mutually agreed date 

Donor: Stephen Potter                 

1 Round Trip Ticket – Economy Class Valid For Anywhere That United Flies 

Donor: United Airlines

1 Round Trip Ticket – Economy Class Valid For Anywhere That United Flies 

Donor: United Airlines

                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                   

Download a donor form in Microsoft Word format or as a fillable PDF .

3. Make a cash donation. Cash donors will be listed in a program book to be disseminated to 200+ Japanese and American executives and their guests. All cash donors will be listed in the Society’s annual report and email update. For every $500 donation received, donor will receive 1 complimentary dinner reservation.

Click the button or scan the QR code below to make a donation.

MAKE A DONATION
Donate to the JASC holiday fundraiser

4. Volunteer. The Society seeks volunteers to assist with everything from auction set-up to registration and final auction coordination.

Volunteer shift times include:

7:15-9:30 pm – Shift 2

Please email Erika Kono at with your name and desired shift.  A light dinner will be provided for shift 1 & shift 2 volunteers. All volunteers will also receive a $100 travel stipend to and from the Union League Club of Chicago. 

All donations are tax deductible (FEIN # 36-2480811).

The Society’s goal is to continue to strengthen the relationship between Japan and the United States, and to celebrate cross-cultural understanding and friendships. We thank you in advance for helping us in this continued endeavor, and look forward to a promising 2023.

Details

Date:
December 7
Time:
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Organizer

Japan America Society Of Chicago
Phone:
(312) 263-3049
Email:
kono@jaschicago.com
View Organizer Website

Venue

Union League Club of Chicago
: 65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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