Thank you for
Your Support!

As donors and supporters this past 2017 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!

*Please note that this list reflects our 2017 donors. Donations received in 2018 will be posted in December 2018.

A Special Thank You

A special thank you to our donors who supported Kizuna with a major gift in 2017!

Chris and Doug Aihara
Kathryn Bannai and Robert Miura
CH Cook & Co.
Calvin and Lynn Chang
Debbie Ching and Mark Mayeda
Cold Tofu Improv
Raymond Fujii
Jerry Fukui
Paul Jay and Jan Fukushima
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple
Robert Hori
Brian and Debi Inamine
Steve and Joanne Ishii
Denise Ishimaru and Lauren Dysim
Tim and Sandy Itatani
Leslie Ito
Janet and Nori Ito
Japanese American National Museum
Kawaguchi-Kihara Memorial Foundation
K & R Living Trust
Ken and Bonnie Kasamatsu
Kikuchi and Mori Family
Grateful Crane Ensemble
Allison  and Anthony Howard
Jessie Kikuchi and Brent Mori
Glen and Joyce Komatsu
Alan and Ruth Kondo and Ruth Wakabayashi
Alan and Sandi Kosaka
Ford and Frances Kuramoto
Jack Kurihara
Sharon and Allen Lee

LTSC
Maehara, Hirose, and Takahashi Families
Judd Matsunaga
Robert and Teresa Matsushima
Jim and Patsy Matsushima
Kenyon Mayeda and I-wen Lai
Gilbert Nishimura
Alan and Yvonne Nishio
Ron and Fujie Ohata
Gonsaku and Mine Ito Family
Henry Ota and Hiroyo Nonoyama
Helen Ota and Michael Palma 
Ota Family
Rising Stars Youth Leadership Program
Sansei Legacy
Seki Family
Ray and Sharon Shibata
Ann and Mike Shima
Sierra Madre Issei Memorial Foundation
Ray and Judy Sugimoto
Dr. Lisa Sugimoto
Takeda Family
Glenn Tanaka
Terasaki Family
Sandy Toshiyuki
Nancy Toyota
UCLA Aratani CARE Grant
Phyllis Uyemura
Marsha and Alvin Wakasa
David and Helen Yamahata
Akemi Kikumura-Yano and Gary Yano

Thank you donors!

Many thanks to our donors who have contributed in 2017!

Nancy Alcaraz
Pamela and Zachary Almeida
Janet and Hanna Almqvist
Walt, Susan and Sarah Ando
Hazel and Darren Ando
Linda, Dylan and Kyle Ando
Hiromi Aoyama
Akemi Arakaki
Warren and Karen Arata
Ashley Arikawa and Corey Estes 
Arimitsu-Takemoto Family
Asher Family
Steve Awakuni
Charlene Ballesteros
Dianne Belli
Susan Berz
David and Meg Boone
Elaine Brennan
Bill Briones and Nobuko Miyoshi
Jolyn, Samantha and Sean Brookes
Mari, Elly and Aaron Brown
Viet Bui
Burris Family
Patrick Butcher
Dave C. Fujii
CAUSE
CH Cook & Co.
Alyson Chang
Eric Chang
Dusan Chen
Joyce Chinn
Naomi Chao
Adam and Aubrey Clark
Cold Tofu Improv
CSULA Asian American Studies Students
Joann Cordeiro
Daryl Doami
Mark and Tracey Doi
Doi Family
ESGVJCC
Erin and Remy Eddow
Tanya Edmilao
Wendy and Liam Endo
Kevin and Kamryn Endow
Joyce and Justin Ezaki
Fenton Family
Raymond Fujii
Rooks Family
Fujimoto Family
Fujioka Family
Cary Fukui
Sarah Fukui
Karlene Fukuma
Jonathan and Pam Fukumoto
Kiyo Fukumoto
Diana Fukushima
Kristin Fukushima
Patti and Sam Fukushima
Amy and Jun Furukawa
Regina Furumoto
Christine Furusawa
Chris Gail
Aaron Garcia
Gardena Valley JCI
Mari Gardner
Naomi, Masato and Momoka Gentle
Gibbs Family
Go For Broke National Education Center
Nancy  and Yas Gohata
Gohata Family
Grateful Crane Ensemble
Hagino Family
Barbara Hamane
Michelle Hanabusa
Brian Handa
Toshio Handa
Linda Hara and Victor Kato
Terry and Gayle Hara
Mark Hara
Teryn Hara
Trent Hara
Elaine Harada
Heather Harada
Janet Hasegawa-Chu and Derek Chu
Kinu and Jerry Hashimoto
Leiton Hashimoto
Tiffany Hashimoto
Corinne Hashiro
Donald Hata
Ken and Colleen Hayashi
Sheryl and Samantha Hayashi
Janet and Erin Hayashida
Gilda Hernandez
Jace Hieda and Jon Nitta
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple
Tracy, Tyler and Travis Higuchi
David and Sachi Hillary
Sharon Hing
Mark Hirai
Hiraizumi & Ngo, LLP
Jill Hiraizumi-Artino and Joe Artino
Hirano Homes
Marsha Hirano-Nakanishi
Janet Hirata
Kat Hirayanagi
Charlotte Hiroshima
Janet Hiroshima and Chris Padilla
Hirota Family
Holli and Logan Holstein
Leslie and Travis Honda
Linda Honda
Jana Hopkins
Evelyn Hori and Kan Wong
Bryan and Kathryn Hori
Lisa Horikawa
Lindsey Horowitz
Hotta Family
Adrian Howard
Kendrick Hui
Joy Hutter
Judy and Craig Ida
Steven Igarashi
Kayla Igawa
Igawa and Kizuigawa Family
Tom Iino
Kay Ikeda
Ikemoto Family
Bryce Ikemura
Ikemura Family
Denise Iketani
Imanishi Family
Elyse Imoto
Keith Inatomi
Laurence Inokuchi
Ken Inouye
Linda Inouye
Sharleen Inouye
Lloyd Inui
Emily Isakari
Michael Ishii
Denise Ishimaru and Lauren Dysim
Wayne Ishimoto
Miho Ishimura and Charlie Breeden III
Karen Ishizuka and Robert Nakamura
LiAnn Ishizuka
Henry Ito
Leslie Ito
Janet and Nori Ito
Kathy Ito
Ken Ito
Kisa Ito
Janet and Nori Ito
Mika Ito
Willie Ito
Maryann Ito Yoshihiro
IW Group
Iwamoto Family
Taryn Iwamoto
Douglas and Kathryn Iwanaga
Michael Iwanaga
Stacy Iwata and Boris Goan
Clyde and Fern Iwata
Harold and Carol Iwata
Kristin Iwata
Lauren Iwata
Stacy Iwata
Judy Izumo
J. Morey Company, Inc.
Japanese American Bar Association
Japanese American National Museum
Jernigan Family
JetBlue Airways
Ame Johnson and Shiho Oh
Miyako Kadogawa
Kari Kadomatsu
Marilyn and Gary Kadomatsu
Naomi Kageyama
Michelle Kaito
Lloyd Kajikawa
Noriko Kajiwara and Saiah Montoya
Emi Kamemoto
Harold Kameya
Kameya Family
Aya and Aki Kamimura
Jessica Kanai
Gary Kanemoto
Kaplan and Shiroishi Family
Eric Karasawa
Soji Kashiwagi
Lianne, Kanani and Nathan Kasuyama
Johnson Family
Elizabeth Kato
Gerald and Brenden Kato
Lisa, Kennedy and Laura Kato
Nina, Andy and Enzo Kato
Ron Kato
traci kato-kiriyama
Jean Katow
Katsuda Family
Jonathan Kawaguchi
Leslie KawaiJean and Karl Kawakami
Allison  and Anthony Howard
Cuya Family
Kawase and Wong Family
Yoshimi Kawashima
Kristi Kayoda
Kikkawa Family
Jessie Kikuchi and Brent Mori
Tak and Marlene Kikuchi
Christina Kim
Doug Kim
Taylor Kim
Andie Kimura
Lisa Kimura
Stanley and Karen Kino
James Kirihara
Iku Kiriyama
Katy and Chloe Kiso
Barbara and Gary Kitagawa
Wayne Kitagawa
Claire Kitayama
Marissa Kitazawa
Kiyohara & Takahashi LLP
Knoell Family
Kim Kobashigawa
Harold and Reiko Kobata
Edward Kobayashi
Cindy Kobayashi and Madison Kawano
Nicole Kodama
Kodama Family
Irene Koga
Wesley Koga
Christine and Kenny Kohler
Chris Komai and Qris Yamashita
Phillip Komai
Takako and Kenny Komamiya
Mae Komatsu
Babamoto Family
Alan and Ruth Kondo and Ruth Wakabayashi
Konishi Family
Koyanagi Family
Jarred Kozaki
Jamie Kozono
Melissa Kozono
Suzanne and Sam Kozono
Emiko Kranz
Rika Kubo
Lisa Kumagai Sung and Jennifer Sung
Joanne and Alan Kumamoto
Kuniyoshi Family
June Kuramoto
Wendy Kurasaki and Addison Frazeur
Jack Kurihara
Kyle Kurihara
Eric Kurimura
Mitzi and Albert Kushida
Izumi, Kotaro and Koyuki Laroque
Leland Lau
Nancy Lee Doi
Jeff Lee
Kyle Lee
Sharon and Allen Lee
Marlene Lee
Michi Lee
Wayne Lee
Brandon Leong
Ricky Leong
Robert and Nancy Leong
Karen Lesmez
Gene and Genevieve Lew
Lonin Lew
Michi Lew
Lew Family
Fanny Liao
Roy Liao
LTSC
Cynthia and Makenna Lohmann
Loo Family
Daren and Diana Lou
Maekawa Family
Mitch Maki
Lesley Makishima
Monica Makiyama
Kaz Maniwa and Masako Fukunaga
Alex Margolin and Jared Novak
Kent Marume
Ayako Masada
June and Gary Masada
Randy Masada
Kathy and Mark Masaoka
Matsubara Family
Cindy Matsubayashi
Leah Matsubayashi
Tak Matsuda
Nancy and Glenn Matsui
Staci and Kaitlyn Matsui
Matsushima Family
Jonelle and Hoku Matsushima
Jim and Patsy Matsushita
Jacie Matsuura
Emily Mayeda
Robin and Allison Mayetani
Meta Housing Corporation
Lee Ann Metivier
Ken and Marissa Mimoto
Mitani Family
Yuri Miyagawa
Lynn Miyamoto
Nobuko Miyamoto
Stella and Wally Miyamura
Edward Miyashiro
Isabelle Miyata
Mizutani Family
David Monkawa and Kimi Maru
Elise Mori
Floyd and Irene Mori
Johnny and Wendy Mori
Rick and Anna Mori
Misako Mori
Peggy Mori
Lloyd Morinaga
Kris and Ethan Morita
Mukai and Ritchie Family
Morimoto Family
Gale and Scott Muragishi
Gwen Muranaka and Eric Hayashi
Eric Murata and Traci Kanamori
Allison Murata
Michael Murata
Randy Nagai
Steve and Patty Nagano
Jeffrey and Sharon Nagasaki
Alethea Nagata
Beverlee, Mariko and Amaya Nagata
Keith Nagayama
Naito Family
Scott Nakaatari
Kathy Nakabayashi
Linda, Jayda and Braydon Nakagawa
Juli Nakagawa
Kiyohara Family
Brynn Nakamoto
Chris Nakamura
Nakano and Viera Family
Cindy Nakano
Teresa Nakashima
Glenn and Jean Nakatani
Ray and Rumi Nakatani
Wayne and Karen Nakatsu
Carol and Dan Nakauchi
Janice Nii
Nisei Week Foundation
Minoru Nishida
Nori and Tami Nishida
Nishimura Family
April Nishinaka
Robert and Gail Nishinaka
Julie Nishioka-Storey and Jake and Greg Storey
Lani Nishiyama
Steve and Mariko Nishizu
Lauren Nitta
Anthony Nobuyuki, Kori Hojo and Audrey Nobuyuki
Audrey Noda
Noda Family
Nose Family
Nuruki Family
Obi Family
Nancy and Kyle Oda
Sue Oda Omori
Kenji Ogawa and Alva Lin
Conrad Ohashi
Colleen Oinuma
Dolly and Rick Oishi
Naoki Oishi
Adrienne and Rick Oka
Robert Oka
Kiki Okada
Sandra Okada
Okamoto Family
Mickie Okamoto-Tsudama
Miharu Okamura
Mike Okamura
Ken Okano
Michelle Okawa
Ken and Zeena Okazaki
Kataoka Family
Brandon Okita and Erin Matsushita
Oldoerp Family
Mark Oliva
Pearl Omiya and Alex Sario
Dawn Omori and Justin Lui
Jeanette, Donald and Don Onishi
David Ono
Faith Ono
Megan Ono
Tracie Ono
Onuma Family
Ormseth Family
Jim Oshiro
Ota Clemons Family
Itsuko Ota
Ota Family
Kaz Ota
Ota Family
Mark Oune
Lee and Lorraine Ouye
Derek Oye
Naomi and Sean Pawelczyk
Nathan Pensack-Rinehart
Bryan Peralta
Potter Family
Linda and Steven Ritter
Rohan Sabnis
Sadahiro Family
Alfred and Shirley Sadanaga
Bruce Saito
Carol Saito
Keith Saka
Gary Sakaguchi
Christy Sakamoto
Courtney Sakamoto
Jeff, Jessica and Tyson Sakamoto
Joyce Sakamoto
Michiko Sakimoto
Kitty Sankey
Sarashina Family
Carole Sasaki
Todd Sasaki
Sato Family
Catherine and Eugene Sato
Nicole Sato
Eric and Sandy Sato
Stephen Sato
Sora Satoguchi
Kristine Seko
Selag Family
Tenaya Senzaki
Sernaque Family
Robi Shibao Martin
Phillip and Marion Shigekuni
Shigemura Family
Aya Shigenaga
Kevin Shimabukuro
Ellen Shimamoto
Pauline and Wayne Shimizu
Elaine Shimomaye
Cindy, Sophie and Evan Shinmei
Stephanie and Alexa Stein
Strathmann and Sundeen Family
Megumi and Richard Strathmann
Suehiro Family
Sugahara and Sugahara Strahl Family
Dr. Lisa Sugimoto
Sugimura and Nishikawa Family
John and Helen Sun
Elaine and Cooke Sunoo
Suzue Family
Suzukawa Family
Diane, Mike and Risa Suzuki
Michelle Suzuki
Robin Swartwout
Curtis, Christine, Daniel and Jonny Tachiki
Norm and Yoshie Tachiki
Taenaka and Mitsuyoshi Family
Andrew Takahashi
Betsy Takahashi
Edwin Takahashi
Mari Takahashi
Wendy Takahashi
Clarissa and Lauren Takakawa
Gary and Irene Takamatsu
Wilbur and Iris Takashima
Timothy Takata
Nancy Takayama
Courtney Takeda
Lauren Takeda
Michi Tamanaha
John Tamura
Lori and Paul Tamura
Randy and Mari Tamura
Susan Tamura
Gail Tanaka
Emily Tanaka
Masaru Tanaka
Scott Tanaka
Wesley Tanaka
Julia Tani
Kendall Tani
Vickie Tani
Jami Tanihana
Katie Tanijiri
Akira and Ikuye Tanimoto
Jared Tanimoto
Debbie, Cara and Glen Tao
TDW+Co.
Mayumi Terada and Emi and Troy Parke
Yvette, Kaya and Nathan Terada
Teramura and Tanaka Family
Todoroki Family
Togashi Family
Justin Toji
Kathy Tokudomi
Evelyn Tokuyama
Brandon Toma
Jaclyn Tomita
Tamlyn Tomita
Tomooka Family
Lisa Tonomura
Jean Toshima
Sandy Toshiyuki
Joni, Mark, Kelli and Alyssa Toyooka
Colina Tracey
Danny Trieu
Wyndie, Ethan and Aaron Tse
Geoffrey and Meisa Tsudama
Michael and Marilyn Tsuge
Shannon Tsumaki
Wanda and Mark Tsumaki
Stacy Uchida
Marie Umeda
Irene Uno
Joshua and Lauren Urquidi
Melanie, Matthew and Landon Vaswani
Venice-West LA JACL Chapter
Lisa and Keagan Vuong
Patty Wada
Wakabayashi Family
Ronald Wakabayashi
Julie Watanabe and Luke Inoshita
Amy Watanabe
Bill and Ruth Watanabe
Watanabe Family
Richard Watanabe
Sherry Watanabe
Ken Watase
Emily Weaver
David Wells
Teri Whited
Charisma Witt
Jeanie Won and Mia and Steven Tsuchida
Gerald Wong
Lana, Amanda and Chloe Wong
Raelen, Tony, Caden and Ashton Wong
Joyce, Kellie and Courtney Yada
Mike Yakura
Byron Yamada and Mika Ito
Sharyl Oda
Diane Yamagata
Carole Yamakoshi
Karen Yamamoto and Stephen Davis
John and Hisako Yamamoto
Kathy Yamamoto
Yamane and Shinmoto Family
Irene and Louie Yamanishi
Susan, Robert and Brian Yamasaki
Kim Yamasaki
Lynn Yamasaki
Stephanie Yamasaki
Michelle Yamashiro
Joyce Yamashiro
Roger Yamashita
Staci Yamashita-Iida
Sharon Yamato
Darlene, Victor, Alana and Brenden Yamauchi
Blaine Yanabu
Mike Yanagita
Deena Yanari and Robert Ota
Margaret Yasuda
Yasukochi Family
Megumi and Reina Yee
Chao Ming and Janice Yen
Kathie and Becca Yonemura
Evelyn Yoshimura and Bruce Iwasaki
Eileen and Dan Yoshimura
Yoshioka and Wexler Family
Dennis Yoshioka
Cherie Yoshizumi

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 2017!

Jordyn Adachi
Sarah Ando
Hiromi Aoyama
Ashley Arikawa
Sumiko Braun
Alyson Chang
Hale Chiba
Debbie Ching
Samantha Chow
Kaylie Chuman
Timothy Chuman
Shay Douphner
Leila Fernandez
Jason Fujii
Madison Fujimoto
Kristin Fukushima
Gianna Furumoto
Lisa Furumoto
Madison Gekko
Sho Gibbs
Kaitlin Hara
Mark Hara
Tiffany Hashimoto
Jason Hata
Cory Hayashi
Sachi Hilliard
Kristen Himeno
Kayleen Hino
Jill Hiraizumi-Artino
Iris Hirata
Janet Hiroshima
Sydney Homan
Lindsey Horowitz
Kayla Igawa
Bryce Ikemura
Claire Imada
Alec Imamoto
Ariel Imamoto
Joanne Ishii
Kari Kadomatsu
Max Kaito
Emi Kamemoto
Alex Kanegawa
Marisa Katsuda
Kimiko Katzaroff
Kristi Kayoda
Jessie Kikuchi
Sally Kikuchi
Akemi Kimura
Claire Kitayama
Rino Kodama
Lindsey Kojima
Eric Komatsu
Helen Kong
Jasmine Kono-Song
Aidan Kosaka
Austin Kosaka
Emiko Kranz
Kene Kubo
Aydin Kuniyoshi
Kyle Kurihara
Lawrence Lan
Trevor Lee
Brandon Leong
Michi Lew
Allen Lew
Kellyn Makiyama
Ashley Mar
Alex Margolin
Kent Marume
Chloe Massyle
Amanda Matsubara
Makaela Matsuura
Michael Mikawa
Katie Mitani
Megan Miyamoto
Mina Mizutani
Katelyn Morimoto
Kendra Motoyasu
Allison Murata
Reine Nakamura
Grant Nakaoka
Dylan Nishi
April Nishinaka
Alan Nishio
Melanie Oda
Mickie Okamoto-Tsudama
Russell Okamura
Michelle Okawa
Kyle Okazaki
Brandon Okita
Cade Okohira
Tomi Okuno
Jacklyn Oldoerp
Kimi Onaga
Megan Ono
Joy Ormseth
Nicole Oshima
Jayme Ota
Jackson Ozawa
Peyton Ozawa
Kelly Park
Kristina Park
Ryan Park
Amy Phillips
Andrea Ritter
Mariko Rooks
Ariane Sadanaga
Michael Saito
Kevin Sato
Nicole Sato
Keith Sera
Kelly Sera
Aya Shigenaga
Lisa Shigenaga
Scott Shima
Christine Shimahara
Shawn Shojinaga
Andy Su
Colin Suehiro
Michelle Sugihara
Dana Sugimoto
Bret Sugita
Kyle Sugita
Tawni Sugita
Scarlet Sy
Nathan Tadios
Elise Takahama
Kara Tanaka
Shaun Tanaka
Kendall Tani
Gregory Terada
JenniferTerada
Jordyn Terukina
Ryan Togashi
Jaclyn Tomita
Craig Tomiyoshi
Stacy Toyota
Diane Ujiiye
Marley Uyemura
Chrissy Wakasa
Amy Watanabe
Haley Watanabe
Kayla Watanabe
Alex Wilensky
Daniel Yaguchi
Matthew Yamamoto
Kim Yamasaki
Ally Yamashita
Staci Yamashita-Iida
Alana Yamauchi
Shayna Yokoi
Robbie Yoshikawa
Taylor Yoshino
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A special thank you to our donors who supported Kizuna with a major gift in 2017!