Thank you for
Your Support!

As donors and supporters this past 2018 year, you have been and continue to be an integral part of the Kizuna family. Your support directly impacts both our organization and our community—with you we’re able to educate, engage, and empower the next generation leaders of our community.

We're so grateful for your generosity!

*Please note that this list reflects our 2018 donors. Donations received in 2019 will be posted in January 2020.

A Special Thank You

A special thank you to our donors who supported Kizuna with a major gift in 2018!

Chris and Doug Aihara
Kathryn Bannai and Robert Miura
Calvin and Lynn Chang
Debbie Ching and Mark Mayeda
Raymond Fujii
Jerry Fukui
Gingo and Yaeko Tanaka Family Foundation
Gonsaku Mine Ito Family
Russel Hash
Hoops for Friends
Paul Jay and Jan Fukushima
Steve and Joanne Ishii
Tim and Sandy Itatani
Leslie Ito
Janet and Nori Ito
Marilyn and Gary Kadomatsu
Kawaguchi-Kihara Memorial Foundation
K & R Living Trust
Ken and Bonnie Kasamatsu
Kawamoto and Howard Family
KIBOH Giving Circle
Jessie Kikuchi and Brent Mori
Glen and Joyce Komatsu
Alan and Sandi Kosaka
Ford and Frances Kuramoto
Jack Kurihara
Sharon and Allen Lee
Judd and Leslie Matsunaga
Jim and Patsy Matsushima

Lynn Miyamoto
Steve and Patty Nagano
Debra Nakatomi and Bob Miyamoto
Gilbert Nishimura
Alan and Yvonne Nishio
Colleen Oinuma
Ron and Fujie Ohata
Orange Coast Optimist Club
Henry Ota and Hiroyo Nonoyama
Helen Ota and Michael Palma 
Ota Family Foundation
Rising Stars Youth Leadership Program
Seki Family
Ray and Sharon Shibata
Ann and Mike Shima
Southern District Jr. YBA
Ray and Judy Sugimoto
Dr. Lisa Sugimoto, Don and Garrett Nose
Takeda Family
Glenn Tanaka
Terasaki Family
Sandy Toshiyuki
Phyllis Uyemura
Venice West LA JACL
Marsha and Alvin Wakasa
David and Helen Yamahata
Akemi Kikumura-Yano and Gary Yano
Colby Yoshimura

Thank you donors!

Many thanks to our donors who have contributed in 2018!

Paul and Ann Abe
Jason Adachi
Wendy Aihara
Josh Alegado
Pamela, Zachary and Travis Almeida
Hazel and Darren Ando
Walt, Susan, Sarah and Susan Ando
Hiromi Aoyama
Arata Family
Ashley Arikawa
Vicki Ariyasu and Kai Lavin
Christina Bartlett
Kathy Block
Elaine Brennan
Jolyn, Samantha, and Sean Brookes
Burris Family
Butsumyo Family
Doreen Calderon
Gary Calvin
Adeline Chan
Craig Chan
Erika Chan
Gohata Family
Alyson Chang
Francois, Marlene, and Zoey Chau
Cheng Family
Robby Cheriton
Akira and Yuko Chiba
Deborah Ching and Mark Mayeda
Joyce Chinn
Steven Chow
Ashlee Clark
Harper Clark
Jonathan Clark
Brittany Corona
Chris Defay
Ron Di Laura
Leann and Janelle Doi
Patti Dozen
East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center
Tanya Edmilao
Esaki and Kato Family
Cory Estes
Phraedra Frampton
Mark Fuji
Jason Fujii
Rooks Family
Kiyo and Yuki Fukumoto
Colin Fukunaga
Allie Fukushima
Kristin Fukushima
Patti and Sam Fukushima
Paul Jay and Jan Fukushima
Georgette Furukawa-Martinez
Dina Furumoto
Li'i Furumoto
Regina Furumoto
Christine Furusawa
Lisa and Warren Furutani
Francine Tatei-Gail and Emily Gail
Tony Garbanzos
Gibbs Family
Go For Broke National Education Center
Gohata Family
Nancy and Yas Gohata
Grateful Crane Ensemble
Jinhyuk Gwoun
Hagino Family
Chris, Megan, Montgomery, and Kennedy Hamabe
Barbara Hamane
Brandon Hament
Clement Hanami
Jonas Hanami
Linda and Brianne Hanamoto
Nancy Hara
Terry and Gayle Hara
Teryn Hara
Heather Harada
Margaret and Ryan Harada
Leiton Hashimoto
Tiffany Hashimoto
Donald Hata
Cory Hayashi
Kenneth and Colleen Hayashi
Janet and Erin Hayashida
Hernandez Family
Kate Higashi
Mark Hirai
Jill Hiraizumi-Artino and Joe Artino
Hiraizumi & Ngo LLP
Hirano Homes
Derek Hirano
Leona Hiraoka
Patricia Hirata
Paige Hirayama
Kat Hirayanagi
Marina Hirokane
Akira and Jo Ann Hirose
Charlotte Hiroshima
Janet Hiroshima and Christopher Padilla
Kristen Ho
Theresa Ho
Homan Family
Hoops for Friends
Emi Hosaka
Sandy Hotz
Anthony, Allison, Andrew, and Aidan Howard
Adam Hsu
Leroy Hue
Kimi and Etsuo Huey-Nazareno
Joy Hutter
Kim Hyun
Lisa Ichikawa
Susan and Robert Ideishi
Igawa Family
Iida Family
Joan Iida
Kurt Ikeda
Bryce Ikemura
Chad Ikemura
Ikemura Family
Keiko Ikuta
Ariel Imamoto
Elyse Imoto
Linda Inouye
Lloyd Inui
Lauren Ishibashi-Asaoka and Melanie Asaoka
Ishida Family
Craig Ishii
Kayco Ishii
Kristen Ishii
Michael Ishii
Brad Ishikawa
Charlene and Evan Ishikawa
Randall Ishino
Karen Ishizuka and Robert Nakamura
LiAnn Ishizuka
Linda Isobe Nakaba
Alysa Ito
Barbara Ito
Ito Family
Janet and Nori Ito
Kisa Ito
Leslie Ito
Mika Ito
Ron Ito
IW Group
Michael Iwanaga
Shawn Iwaoka
Clyde and Fern Iwata
Harold and Carol Iwata
Kristin Iwata
Stacy Iwata and Boris Goan
Miya Iwataki
Judy Izumo
J. Morey Company, Inc.
Miko Jao
Japanese American Bar Association
Japanese American National Museum
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
Japantown Community Congress of San Jose
JetBlue
Kari Kadomatsu
Marilyn and Gary Kadomatsu
Cynthia Kadowaki
Eliot Kagan
Daniel Kageyama
Kaku Family
Ellen Kamei
Emi Kamemoto
Aya and Aki Kamimura
Gene and Vickie Kanamori
Kimberly Kandel
Kelly Kanemaru
Gary Kanemoto
Karen and Sarah Kano
Eric Karasawa
Johnson Family
Amy Kato
Pamela Kato and Craig Lang
traci kato-kiriyama
Jean Katow
Katsuda Family
Marisa Katsuda
Suzy Katsuda and David Urmston
Jonathan Kawaguchi
Marsha Kawasaki
Cuya Family
Kawase and Wong Family
Derek Kazahaya
Nikki Kealalio Sutton
Henry Keam
Keiro
Janet Keuper
Jamie Kikuchi
Tak and Marlene Kikuchi
Erina Murakami and Eleanor and Yunghwa Kim
Tony Kim
Bomee Kim Fain
Andie Kimura
Lisa Kimura
Noel Kinoshita
Claire Kitayama
Esther Ko and Abigail Eun
Matt Kobata
Cindy Kobayashi and Madison Kawano
Edward Kobayashi
Carole Kochi and Casey and Cory Murase
Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute
Nicole Kodama
Christine and Kenny Kohler
Chris Komai and Qris Yamashita
Phil Komai
Mae Komatsu
Alan and Ruth Kondo
Kosaka Family
Hailey Louie and Debbie Kotani
Makoto Kotani
Lily Kozai
Emiko Kranz
Kevin Kroeker
Saralyn Kroeker
Ally Kubo
Kubo Family
Sonya Kuki
Kristin Kumamoto and Charles Blackburn
Ford and Frances Kuramoto
Jack Kurihara
Shaw Kurosawa
Jason Kusagaya
Teri Kuwahara
Sayaka, Olivia and Shawn Lai
Mark Langill
Kelly Lasconia
Leland Lau
Jully Lee
Kyle Lee
Brandon Leong
Robert and Nancy Leong
Greg Lew
Kevin Lew
Amanda Liao
Shaoyu Liao
Little Tokyo Service Center
Lock Family
Lockwood Family
Loo Family
Catherine Lumintang
Lindsey Maehara
Nolan Maehara
Maekawa Family
Staci and Drew Magcase
Mitch Maki
Lesley Makishima
Makishima Family
Kellyn Makiyama
Monica Makiyama
Tasia Mamiya
Manaka Family
Ayako Masada
Randy Masada
Kathy Masaoka
Matsubara Family
Dean Matsubayashi
Tak Matsuda
Glenn Matsui
Lisa and Katie Matsui
Nancy and Glenn Matsui
Nancy Matsui
Jerry and Maria Matsukuma
Jerry Matsukuma
Maria Matsukuma
Jeffrey Matsumura
Dorothy Matsuoka
Dyan Matsushita
Jim  and Patsy Matsushita
Jacie Matsuura
Emily Mayeda
Joyce Mebed
Mebed Family
Meta Housing Corporation
Lee Ann Metivier
Cindy Miguita
Marissa Mimoto
Jean Minami
Arthur and Marjorie Mio
Mitani Family
Hiro Mitsui
Ron and Marilyn Miyakawa
Kyle Miyamoto
Lynn Miyamoto
Jennifer Miyoshi
Carol Mochizuki
Katherine Morano
Johnny and Wendy Mori
Misako Mori
Christine, Allen and Jordyn Morimoto
Hitochi Morimoto
Janet, Allyson and Lynn Morishita
Carrie and Walter Morita
Ava Marinas and Anita Mukai-Marinas
Muranaka Family
Allison Murata
Michael Murata
Murata Family
Chris Myron
Randy Nagai
Jeffrey, Sharon and Kimi Nagasaki
Linda, Daniel, Kai and Kimiko Nagata
Keith Nagayama
Chris Naito
Jackie Naito
Jessica Naito
Paula Naito
Scott Nakaatari
Mary and Colin Nakagawa
Nakagawa Family
Andy Nakamaru
Chris Nakamura
Cindy Nakano
Marie Nakano
Wayne and Karen Nakatsu
Kris Narasaki
Ryan Narasaki
National Veterans Network
Peilin Ngo
Brian Nguyen
Thuy Hang Nguyen
Kay Niizawa
Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress
Chase Nishida
Robert and Gail Nishinaka
Dan Nitahara
Stephanie Nitahara
Lauren Nitta
Nuruki Family
Terri O'Lear
Christopher Obi
The Okura Foundation
Sue Oda Omori
Todd Odagawa
Colleen Oinuma
Dolly Oishi
Rick Oishi
Okamoto Family
Mickie Okamoto-Tsudama and Geoffrey and Meisa Tsudama
Michael Okamura
Miharu Okaumura
Michelle Okawa
Andy Okazaki
Brandon Okita and Erin Matsushita
Okohira Family
Linda Okumura
Pearl Omiya
Dawn Omori
Kevin Onishi
Ryan Onishi
Megan Ono
Russ and Diana Ono
Colette Ono-Ko and Peter Ko
Orange Coast Optimist Club
Orange County Japanese School
Ormseth Family
Loretta Osaki
Melanie Osaki
Itsuko Ota
Kaz Ota
Ken Ota
Ota Family
Ota Clemons Family
Kevin Oyama
Derek Oye
Joe Ozaki
Christopher Padilla
Barbara Panarisi
Mike Panarisi
Enoch Park
Richard Park
Matthew PerezJan Perry
Calimay Pham
Amy Phillips and Scott and Claire Kushigemachi
Potter Family
Quigley and Myron
Mitchell Rattanavipapong
Arisa Reza
Michael Richards
Rising Stars Youth Leadership Program
Linda and Steven Ritter
Russell Robinson
Linda, Miyuki and Junki Saita
Christy Sakamoto
Scott Sakamoto
Anarella, Kayla and Dan Sakurai
Cristina Samiley
Kitty Sankey
Amanda and Lauren Sasaki
Garrett Sasaki
Kevin, Caitlyn, Brooke and Abigail Sasaki
Catherine and Eugene Sato
Erin Sato
Kenji Sato
Kerilyn Sato
Lauren Sato
Nicole Sato
Sato Family
Jennifer and Jordan Seiler
Seki, Nishimura & Watase LLP
Kelly Sera
Sara Seto Tabita
Mari Shigekawa
Aya Shigenaga
Amy Shimamoto
Peter and Donal Shimamoto
Tim Shimizu
Sam and Kumi Shimoguchi
Anna, Otis, Jojo and Abby Shinoda
Mimi and Darren Shoho
John Shu
Marica Snyder
Joanne SooHoo
South Bay JACL
Southern District Jr. YBA
Noe Steadly
Stephanie and Alexa Stein
Andrew Stranahan
Megumi and Richard Strathmann
Lori and Mackenzie Suekawa
Michelle Sugihara
Daniel Sugimoto
George Sugimoto
Nori Sugimura
Sugimura and Nishikawa Family
George Sun
Thaddeus Sun
Elaine and Cooke Sunoo
Sustainable Little Tokyo
Diane, Mike, Risa and Koji Suzuki
Takao Suzuki
Jackson Sy
Michael Taheri
Tajima-Pena Family
Betsy Takahashi
Rosanne and Ron Takahashi
Patrick, Stefani, and Brandon Takahashi
Brian Takao
Airi Takashima
Wilbur and Iris Takashima
Karen and Eddie Takata
Peace, Katie, and Derek Takata
Nancy Takayama
Patty Takayama
Takenaka Family
Noelle and Jadene Tamura
Randy and Mari Tamura
Cathy Tanaka
Gail Tanaka
George and Susan Tanaka
Masaru Tanaka
Katie Tanijiri
Jared Tanimoto
Christine and Leah Tanioka
Craig Tenshiro
Chris, Tyler, Seiju and Gregory Terada
Howard Terada
Terada Family
Cheryl Teragawa
David Teragawa
Kelli Teragawa
Emily Teramoto
Kelsey Tochihara
Tochihara Family
Timothy Toda
Todoroki Family
Ryan Togashi
Tokeshi Family
Evelyn Tokuyama
Craig Tomiyoshi
Tomooka Family
Ron Toshima
Maile and Karis Toy
Joni, Mark, Kelli and Alyssa Toyooka
Nancy Toyota
Stacy Toyota
Shannon Tsumaki
Ty Family
Martha Uribe
Rafael Uribe
Julio Urquidi
Marj Uruquidi
T. Uyeda
Nick Valparaiso
Robin Vanneman
Daniel Wada
Patty Wada
Ronald Wakabayashi
Barbara and Chrissy Wakasa
Marsha and Alvin Wakasa
Melissa and Bryce Walters
Joz Wang, Allie Fukushima and Spenser Wang-Fukushima
Amy Watanabe
Bill and Ruth Watanabe
Watanabe Family
Nobue Weber
Taylor Weik
Jeanie Won and Mia and Steven Tsuchida
Danny Wong
Duly and Ryder Wong
Janis Wong
Jean Wong
Julia Wong
Kristen Wong
Lana, Amanda and Chloe Wong
Ronald Wakabayashi and Jean Wong
Shannon Wong
Victor and Janis Wong
Victor Wong
Julia Wu
Yada Family
Daniel Yaguchi
Bryan Yamada
Willard Yamaguchi
Mieko Yamahata
Carole Yamakoshi
CyVan Yamamoto
Ken Yamamoto
Matthew Yamamoto
Irene and Louie Yamanishi
Kim Yamasaki
Stephanie Yamasaki
Susan, Robert and Brian Yamasaki
Yamashiro Family
Yamashita Family
Sharon Yamato
Yamauchi Family
Yanabu Family
Mike Yanagita
Clement and Angela Yang
Zach Yang
Gary Yano
Brent Yasukochi
Chao Ming and Janice Yen
Kara Yoshihara
Colby Yoshimura
Juli Yoshinaga
Georgiana Yoshioka

Thank You Volunteers!

Thank you to our volunteers who gave the gift of their time, energy, and talents in support of our programs
and events in 2018!

Alice Amano
Sarah Ando
Kendall Arata
Ashley Arikawa
Christina Bartlett
Kai Burris
Alyson Chang
Kotaro Chavez
Hale Chiba
Deborah Ching
Kaylie Chuman
Timothy Chuman
Brandon Chung
Janelle Doi
Emily Esquer
Alyssa Farol
Lucas Farol
Nicole Fassett
Leila Fernandez
Jason Fujii
Jerry Fukui
Caitlin Fukumoto
Yasmin Fukushima
Kristin Fukushima
Gianna Furumoto
Lisa Furumoto
Madison Gekko
Sho Gibbs
Kenyon Gohata-Chan
Montgomery Hamabe
Kaitlin Hara
Mark Hara
Terry Hara
Erin Hayashida
Kayleen Hino
Jill Hiraizumi-Artino
Adam Hirata
Iris Hirata
Marina Hirokane
Philip Hirose
Janet Hiroshima
Sydney Homan
Kayla Homan
Lianne Hong
Riley Horita
Elise Hyun
Kayla Igawa
Nicholas Iijima
Katie Ikemoto
Bryce Ikemura
Brittany Ishida
Haruka Ishii
Craig Ishii
Justin Ishikawa
Michelle Itomura
Tiffany Jaravata
Kari Kadomatsu
Sarah Kageyama
Max Kaito
Kiana Kaku
Tori Kamada
Emi Kamemoto
AJ Kamimura
Lissa Kanai
Kimberly Kandel
Alex Kanegawa
Ashley Kaneshiro
Brianna Katsuda
Kayla Katsuda
Marisa Katsuda
Inori Kawauchiya
Jessie Kikuchi
Lauren Kim
Andie Kimura
Julianne Kimura
Claire Kitayama
Lindsey Kojima
Jasmine Kono-Song
Aidan Kosaka
Makoto Kotani
Emiko Kranz
Kene Kubo
Aydin Kuniyoshi
Moet Kurakata
Kristen Kurihara
Kyle Kurihara
Shaw Kurosawa
Brandon Leong
Riana Lui
Nicholas Maekawa
Kellyn Makiyama
Ashley Mar
Kent Marume
Randy Masada
Kyle Masukawa
Amanda Matsubara
Jacie Matsuura
Cindy Miguita
Brandon Mita
Katie Mitani
Lauren Miyamoto
Megan Miyamoto
Ashley Mochizuki
Kelly Mock
Katelyn Morimoto
Maya Naito
Eric Nakamura
Kaitlyn Ng
Dylan Nishi
Chase Nishida
April Nishinaka
Kyle Noda
Melanie Nomiya
Melanie Oda
Kimiko Oe
Lisa Okamoto
Mickie Okamoto-Tsudama
Brandon Okita
Jenna Okohira
Cade Okohira
Jacklyn Oldoerp
Ashley Omiya
Megan Ono
Chet Oshima
Nicole Oshima
Jayme Ota
Henry Ota
Jackson Ozawa
Peyton Ozawa
Ryan Park
Nicole Parker
Jordan Perry
Amy Phillips
Jenypher Roberts
Mariko Rooks
Ariane Sadanaga
Michael Saito
Sean Saito
Matthew Saito
Sandy Sakamoto
Emily Sarashina
Caitlyn Sasaki
Brooke Sasaki
Kihomi Sasaki
Sarah Scholle
Keith Sera
Kelly Sera
Sara Seto Tabita
Lisa Shigenaga
Aya Shigenaga
Shawn Shojinaga
Marica Snyder
Tawni Sugita
Bret Sugita
Kyle Sugita
Scarlet Sy
Daniel Tachiki
Nathan Tadios
Michael Taheri
Brian Takao
Shanti Takata
Kaylee Takata
Tyler Terada
Jennifer Terada
Gregory Terada
Ryan Togashi
Dara Tokeshi
Jaclyn Tomita
Craig Tomiyoshi
Nick Tomoyasu
Stacy Toyota
Niko Tsukino
Diane Ujiiye
Marley Uyemura
Robin Vanneman
Chrissy Wakasa
Alton Wang
Yuji Wexler
Alex Wilensky
Kalyn Wong
Kellie Yada
Daniel Yaguchi
Griffin Yamada
Helen Yamahata
Matthew Yamamoto
Jayden Yamasaki
Kim Yamasaki
Michelle Yamashiro
Ally Yamashita
Emily Yamashita
Alana Yamauchi
Shayna Yokoi
Juli Yoshinaga
Lindsey Yoshiyama
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A special thank you to our donors who supported Kizuna with a major gift in 2017!