Please Help JASM to Grow with a Donation During December!

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Please Help JASM to Grow with a Donation During December!

The Japan America Society of Minnesota is in its 45th year as a Society with a mission to bring the people of Japan and the United States closer together through cultural, educational and business events and programs in Minnesota.

In order to continue to thrive as an organization, we need to grow by being flexible to changes in our community, try new ideas and reach out to new audiences. Everyone has a part in building and sustaining JASM into the future. Many of you have given a donation in addition to your annual membership. For these donations, we want to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. For others, please consider giving JASM an end-of-the-year donation.

Your donations will help JASM to shore up financial reserves in order to sustain our organization into the future. Membership fees, as important as they are in demonstrating the wholehearted commitment by members, are not sufficient to cover all the expenses. Event admission fees also do not cover all the expenses incurred in maintaining the organization. JASM wants to expand our programming in order to grow and sustain the Society. Your donations make it possible for us to have events such as J-Quiz, the high school language and culture competition that is held every year in February. Your donations will help JASM to provide scholarships to students to compete in the competition. The funds will also go to sending the winning teams to Washington, the National Japan Bowl and to experience the Sakura Festival. Please consider giving a year-end donation to JASM this month. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for programming and events, such as J-Quiz.

You can make your donation through PayPal down below during December 7-12 or send a check to the JASM office at the address:

Please make checks payable to “JASM”
Riverplace Suite EH-131
43 Main Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414-1031

End-of-Year Donation 2017

Thank you for helping JASM raise $5,000 to support the J-Quiz program and other events in 2018.

ベン バンリーロップ
JASM Executive Director