Category Archives: Chapter Fundraising Efforts

Chapter fund raising efforts for the JETAA USA Earthquake Relief Fund for the 2011 Tohoku earthquake/ tsunami disaster.

JET Community Helps Raise Nearly $50,000 to Support Ishinomaki Students

Update on JETs Rally for Tohoku Fundraiser Tuesday, March 11th marked the 3-year anniversary of the worst disaster to hit Japan in recent history. 3.11 is a date that few people connected with Japan will ever forget. This is particularly … Continue reading

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Donate for Tohoku and Make Your Support TWICE As Effective!

JETAA USA is supporting the Taylor Anderson Memorial Foundation for a donation drive (extended until the full $100,000 matching amount has been reached!) that starts when the clock strikes midnight in Japan on March 11. And GlobalGiving has offered to … Continue reading

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JETAA Makes It Into JCIE’s Report on US Giving to Japan

JETAA USA’s efforts made it into a report that the JCIE (Japan Center for International Exchange) recently posted on their website. Jim Gannon, JCIE Executive Director and JET alum, also served on the JETAA USA Earthquake Fund Committee, helping direct … Continue reading

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JETAAi Conference Delegates Make MOFA News

Delegates of the JETAA International Conference held in Tokyo (October, 2011) made a courtesy call to Senior Vice Minister Yamane of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The purpose of the visit was to thank MOFA for continuing to support JETAA … Continue reading

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JETAA USA Earthquake Fund Usage in Yomiuri Shimbun

US JET Alums Jim Gannon and Jessyca Wilcox (Country Rep) took a break from volunteer work in Rikuzentakata to speak with a Yomiuri Shimbun reporter. Jim and Jessyca were part of the JETAA International Conference delegation which also traveled up … Continue reading

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2011 JETAA International Meeting and JETAA USA Relief Fund featured on NHK

  Thanks to JETAA Northern California for the heads up on the NHK news report featuring the 2011 JETAA International Conference held in late October 2011. The video link is no longer live, but it gave a brief overview of … Continue reading

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JETAAMN Lends Japan a Hand

  The Minnesota JETAA chapter held a huge Japan Benefit Party at Moto-i in Minneapolis on April 16th.  This event included a rocking DJ set by members of local band Solid Gold, a silent auction and prize raffle, both with … Continue reading

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JETAANC Fundraiser Reflections

On Wednesday, March 23, 2011 JETAANC hosted the Japan Relief Fundraiser at the Kabuki Hotel’s O Izakaya Lounge in San Francisco’s Japantown. The planning for this event began on the Saturday after the tragic events that happened in Japan on … Continue reading

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Kentucky Japan Relief Benefit: Practical Reflections

Last week, Kentucky JET alums organized a successful fundraising event for the Red Cross. By the end of the night, and despite the rain, we tallied more than $3100 for the Red Cross. Donations are still trickling in, and we … Continue reading

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Official National JETAA USA Fund Established

I know that many of you have been awaiting next steps on a national JETAA USA fund. We’ve been in correspondence with JETAANY and JETAANC to work on a way to run a national fund through one of our 501c3′s … Continue reading

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