By P.C. Staff
Washington, D.C. — JACL Executive Director Priscilla Ouchida announced fundraising for the 75th Anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 Smithsonian Exhibit moved closer to its goal of $150,000 thanks to a generous donation of $10,000 from Joyce and Ron Yoshino of JACL Chicago. Other donations include $1,000 from Snake River JACL Chapter and $200 from Dale Kawata.
In addition, $10,000 from Sacramento JACL Chapter, $10,000 from Chip and Setsy Larouche and $1,000 from Miyako Kadogawa, for a total of $32,200. The Pacific Northwest District has pledged an additional $10,000 for the exhibit. Donors of $10,000 or more will receive two round-trip vouchers from Southwest Airlines to attend the opening of the exhibit, which is scheduled to debut on Feb. 19, 2017, at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (NMAH) in Washington, D.C. Persons interested in contributing to the 2017 Smithsonian Exhibit, please visit www.jacl.org/donate/.