2019 Kizuna dinner

What is the 2019 Kizuna Dinner?

The 2019 Dinner will highlight all things Kizuna - who we are, what we’ve done, and where we’re going. Join us for an evening of bringing the community together to get a true taste of Kizuna and the values we hope the next generation will embody. Our Dinner will be a memorable night highlighting the next generation of Nikkei leaders - with a Kizuna twist!



Event Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019
5:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM Dinner and Program

The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown
333 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tickets
Individual tickets are $150 per person

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Already purchased your ticket? See below for the dinner menu and parking information!

here's what you can expect:
interactive activity

Kizuna’s programs and workshops are our bread and butter - it’s how we are able to effectively educate our participants in a way that’s both compelling and memorable. At the Dinner, guests will have the opportunity to get a taste of how curriculum is developed, lessons are taught, and the kind of fun our program participants experience!

menu


STARTER
Organic Greens Bouquet
featuring goat cheese, strawberry confetti, and cucumber,
with a choice of strawberry balsamic or white balsamic vinaigrette dressing


ENTREE
Braised Angus Short Ribs
served with smoked gouda and mascarpone whipped mashed potatoes,
natural au jus, and broccolini

Vegetarian/Vegan Option:
Risotto Primavera
prepared with a petit vegetable medley

**to request a vegetarian/vegan option, please email megan@gokizuna.org

DESSERT
Fruit Florentine
featuring seasonal fruit and orange scented pastry cream

parking information


HOTEL VALET PARKING
$15 per vehicle
From Figueroa Street, make a left turn into the Valet Driveway. Hotel Valet Parking is based on a first-come basis.

PUBLIC SELF PARKING
$7 flat rate after 4 PM
World Trade Center Parking
350 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

For more information or questions, please contact Development Coordinator Megan Nagasaki
at megan@gokizuna.org or (213) 973-4465 x5

here's what you can expect:
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The student spotlight portion of the 2019 Dinner will highlight two outstanding Kizuna participants and volunteers, Emiko Kranz and Matthew Saito. Guests will be able to hear from and interact with bright and successful representations of Kizuna’s impact and legacy.

2019 dinner sponsors


TITLE SPONSOR
The Aratani Foundation

GOLD SPONSORS
The California Wellness Foundation
Kawaguchi-Kihara Memorial Foundation
Henry Ota and Hiroyo Nonoyama

SILVER SPONSORS
Fukui Mortuary
Gonsaku and Mine Ito Family
MUFG Union Bank
Seki, Nishimura, & Watase, LLP

BRONZE SPONSORS
FIA Insurance
Frank Vernon Fine Jewelry
IW Group
The Law Offices of Judd Matsunaga
The Okura Foundation
Ann and Mike Shima
Special Services for Groups

COMMUNITY SPONSORS
Go For Broke National Education Center
Grateful Crane Ensemble
Japanese American National Museum
Japanese Community Youth Council
Little Tokyo Service Center
The Seaver Institute
Venice-West Los Angeles JACL Chapter



*Sponsors listed as of 5/7/19

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