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Presenting Sponsor

Signature Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

  • Sugimoto Family Foundation

Ruby Sponsors

Emerald Sponsors

  • Dennis & Lorraine Kimura & Bill & Christy Seki
  • Carol & Bill Ouchi

Platinum Sponsors

  • Doizaki Family
  • Terasaki Family Foundation
  • Seki, Nishimura, & Watase, LLP

Gold Sponsors

  • Ken Akune Family
  • Asato Family
  • EGK Foundation
  • Haruo Hayashi Family
  • Frank & Betty Hiji
  • Irene Hirano Inouye
  • Kaji & Associates
  • Kawaguchi-Kihara Memorial Foundation
  • Kinecta Board of Directors
  • James and Yuri Ogawa Family
  • Don Seki Family
  • Rick & Patee Shinto & Family
  • So Cal Gas
  • Theodore Toguchi Family
  • Ken & Candace Watase

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

  • Victor Abe Family
  • Patty Brown Physical Therapy
  • Buchalter Nemer PC
  • Doug Goto
  • Terry & Gayle Hara
  • Alan Hayashi
  • Sumi Hughes
  • Kinkade & Wong
  • Mitch Maki
  • Hon. Jeffrey & Akiko Maloney & Family
  • Hon Al Muratsuchi
  • Hon. George & Helen Nakano
  • Hiroshi Nishikubo & Betty Wakamatsu
  • Florence S. Ochi
  • Chizuko Ohira
  • Jason Tokushige
  • Ichikawa/Ozawa Families
  • Paul Shishima, CPA
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Tokuji Yoshihashi

Steel Sponsors (Community)

Student/Veteran Sponsors

Exclusive & Official Airline

Media Sponsors

Evening of Aloha

Winner of 2017 Evening of Aloha Opportunity Draw. Left to right: David Ono, Mitchell Maki, Margaret & Kyle Choi, Kacey Takashima, Stephen Kagawa. Photo courtesy of Shane Sato

Thank you to all of our supporters, sponsors, veterans and their families for a successful Evening of Aloha!


Our Evening of Aloha Gala Dinner is a special evening held in the autumn when our community gathers to honor the legacy of the Japanese American soldiers of World War II.

Veterans, families, corporate leaders, benefactors and students support this signature fundraising event that has featured thundering Taiko drums, graceful Hawaiian hula, exhilarating fire dances and heartwarming solos.

All proceeds from the Evening of Aloha Gala Dinner benefit GFBNEC operations and programs, including our National Digital Archives of Japanese American Military Service, Hanashi Oral History Program and educational initiatives.

Contact us to find out how you can be a part of this annual event.

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Schedule of Events

5pm - Reception and Silent Auction
6:30pm - Live Auction, Fine Dining, Program

Event Info

Master of Ceremonies:

David Ono, ABC 7 Eyewitness News

Entertainment by:

Lauren Kinkade, Singer

George Takei, Actor

Celebrity Chefs:
  • Chef Roy Yamaguchi, Founder and Owner, Roy's Restaurants Worldwide
  • Chef Akira Hirose, Owner of Maison Akira
  • Chef Jeremy Choo, King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant
From Left to Right: Roy Yamaguchi, Akira Hirose, and Jeremy Choo

Dinner Co-Chairs:
  • Ernie Doizaki, Chairman, Kansas Marine
  • George Henning, President/CEO, Pacific Global Investment Management Co.
Ernie Doizaki
George Henning

Defining Courage Honoree:

George Takei, Actor

Go For Broke Award:

Bill Seki

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