SAVE THE DATE: 16th Annual Evening of Aloha Gala Dinner Sept. 23, 2017

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Presenting Sponsor

Signature Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

  • Sugimoto Family Foundation

Ruby Sponsors

Emerald Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

  • Irene Hirano Inouye
  • EGK Foundation
  • Theodore Toguchi
  • Haruo Hayashi Family
  • The Seki Family
  • Ken & June Shimabukuro

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

  • Esther Abe
  • Yuri Ogawa
  • Tokuji Yoshihashi
  • Honorable George & Helen Nakano
  • Alan Hayashi
  • Isamu "Ralph" and Helen Kaneshiro
  • LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn, 4th District
  • Assembly Member Cristina Garcia, 58th District
  • Paul Shishima, CPA
  • Terry & Gayle Hara

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Student/Veteran Sponsors

  • Honorable George & Helen Nakano

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Saturday, September 23, 2017
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
California Ballroom
404 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Jeff Henson at 310-328-0907 or email


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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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 Scott Smith, King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant
From Left to Right: Roy Yamaguchi, Akira Hirose, and Scott Smith

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

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