Summer 2018 Volume 43 | Issue 3
In Memory of Tosh Okamoto 1926-2018 With heavy hearts, we say our final goodbye to Tosh Okamoto – one of the Fabulous Seven founders, passionate leader, mentor, and friend. He was our rock, a community leader with endless devotion to people, especially those served by Keiro Northwest. When Tosh witnessed the urgent need of the issei (first-generation Japanese Americans) for caring and culturally-compatible skilled nursing, he took action. He co-founded Issei Concerns (renamed Nikkei Concerns and now Keiro Northwest) to set things right. As Board President and long-time member of the Board of Directors (1975-2007), Tosh continued to open the eyes, hearts, and pocketbooks of the community to the growing needs of seniors and their families. He guided us as we grew from one small nursing home to the seven programs we offer today. Tosh was a hands-on, practical man who led by example. He understood families in need, because his mother and mother-in-law were Keiro residents. He was a Top: Tosh with two of his great-grandsons
volunteer who lent a hand wherever and whenever needed. He was a donor and
Bottom: Tosh with Tomio Moriguchi, outside the original Keiro garden
sponsor who unwaveringly contributed first and encouraged others to follow
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
settled in at Nikkei Manor with his wife, Toshi, and recuperated at Keiro, too.
suit. Tosh explored his creative side with Nikkei Horizons’ woodcarving classes,
Keiro in Action
Keiro Family Forum
Partnering with the Next Generation
Long-term care is changing… Fast! 5 A Winning, Values-based Team
Events 8 Family Album Volunteer & Donor Lists
Tosh won well-deserved recognition from far and wide, but he is likely best remembered for being a great man, someone who taught us about individual commitment, responsibility, and honor. He encouraged us (including several CEOs) to embrace the rich wisdom of the older generation and face our fears in new and uncharted territory. Tosh may be gone, but his spirit gently reminds us that there is more work ahead. Memories of his easy smile encourage us to never give up and to put others first. He would definitely want #40moreyears for the organization that he loved so much.
KEIRO NORTHWEST 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Frank Fukui, President Bill Tashima, Vice President Hideo Suganuma, Secretary Nicholas Ong, Treasurer Brenda Handley Katie Lai, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, BCGP Jerry Lee Willon Lew Judge Vicki J. Toyohara Mukai Julie Ann Oiye Ted Tomita Dennis Yamashita Honorary Board Members Janet Deguchi Tomio Moriguchi KEIRO Northwest News Publisher, Editor & Circulation: Darcia Tanabe Layout & Design: Yvonne San Luis Design
Dear Keiro Northwest Family & Friends – As many in our community have noticed, we have had a lot of exciting changes over the course of the last 6 months. We bid a fond farewell to our long-time CEO and friend Jeffrey Hattori and welcomed Frank Fukui as our new Board President. Changes are both exciting and challenging, but one thing that has always been consistent is our quality of service. Just a few days ago we learned that once again we have maintained our 5-star service quality rating – a cornerstone of our commitment to this community and to providing premiere care. In addition, we recently received a drastically improved audit report indicating material improvements to our back office operations over the last 6 months. But with change, particularly in this industry, there are many challenges. Four years ago Keiro Northwest (KNW) leadership, including the Board of Directors, consciously chose to commit to being a healthcare provider and to move in the direction of serving the broader Asian/Pacific Islander (API) community. Comparisons to L.A. Keiro are often made, and it’s important to note that at around the same time L.A. Keiro chose to move in a different direction. They foresaw what we now face and responded by becoming a community resource for aging versus providing direct healthcare.
REHABILITATION & CARE CENTER 206.323.7100
What we now know is that we have experienced several factors that have challenged KNW as a result of
NIKKEI MANOR Assisted Living Community 206.726.6460
to health care including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement rates, and
KOKORO KAI Adult Day Center 206.726.6474 NIKKEI HORIZONS Continuing Education Program 206.726.6501 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 206.726.6468 CATERING SERVICES 206.755.3078 HOME CARE 1.855.826.9164 OUR MISSION We empower our Asian community through a continuum of exceptional health care services that are culturally sensitive.
this decision. What started as a humble nursing home has now turned into a continuum of healthcare and wellness services. Of these programs, several are now heavily regulated. We’ve seen many changes minimum wage, just to name a few. We also have seen a decrease in the healthcare labor market for key resources (e.g., doctors, nurses). These factors put the current KNW team and Board of Directors in a difficult position strategically, operationally, and financially. Over time the aforementioned challenges have impacted our financial sustainability, but we were able to continue to operate with the very generous donations of this kind community. We now recognize that these donations are no longer able to keep pace with the growing expense pressure to sustain an organization of our size and complexity. Being a Medicaid and Medicare business (meaning we accept reimbursement from the government) has allowed us to naturally grow our “community” to other demographics outside of Japanese American or Japanese Nationals. Taking Uncle Sam’s money means we’re home to anyone who would like to join us. However, we recognize that the founding community has had an ever-growing need that we have not addressed. And that is a need for a facility addressing aging (assisted living, acute assisted living, or longterm care) versus a facility requiring a high level of medical care (rehab and skilled nursing). Right now our waiting list for assisted living or long-term care is nearly 400 names! Simply put, we’re living longer and we don’t have the facilities to oblige. The average age at Nikkei Manor is 95! And by the end of the year we will have 6 residents who will be 100+ years old! “Aging in place” is a concept that has evolved over the last 40 years, and it’s an exceptional way for our elders to determine how they spend their last years. KNW has grown to reflect these changes by offering programs like Nikkei Horizons (continuing education and travel) and Home Care. However, we recognize these programs haven’t grown at the speed at which the community’s needs have grown. 40 years ago living to 70 years old was honored as living a good life – today retirement is at 70 years and for many of us will be just the BEGINNING! Continued on page 7
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KEIRO NORTHWEST MANAGEMENT TEAM Bridgette Takeuchi, Interim Chief Executive Officer Chief Financial Officer & Chief Strategic Officer 206.726.6510 firstname.lastname@example.org Rick Takeuchi, Chief Administrative Officer 206.726.6506 email@example.com Brandon Nelson, Strategic Operations Director 206.726.6517 firstname.lastname@example.org Jeannette Rivera, Human Resources Director 206.726.6525 email@example.com
A remodeled room offers more space to relax and recuperate.
Jake Colter, Director, Community Enrichment 206.588.4665 firstname.lastname@example.org
Keiro in Action By Brandon Nelson, Strategic Operations Director High-quality care requires investment in our staff, building, and equipment and feedback from residents and their loved ones. Thanks to kind and thoughtful donors throughout the year and the success of our fundraisers, Keiro will gain some much-needed updates!
Room Refresh rooms at Keiro will experience a deep clean, see new lighting, and get a fresh new look! Updates
Naoko Ulstein, Director Kokoro Kai Adult Day Center 206.726.6474 email@example.com
should be complete by the end of 2019: 3rd-floor rooms over the next six months and 2nd-floor rooms will begin early next year.
Mikiyo Ohashi, Manager, Home Care 206.588.4669 firstname.lastname@example.org
Big news! Six 3rd-floor quad rooms will transform into spacious semi-private rooms. Remodeled rooms feature a contemporary look, with new person will have a table for in-room dining, two
Bryan McNeil, Administrator Keiro Northwest Rehab & Care Center 206.771.4797 email@example.com Lisa Waisath, Director Nikkei Manor Assisted Living Center 206.726.6471 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cleaner, brighter, and resident-ready â€“ all of the
flooring, lighting, paint, and furniture. Each
Ben Krueger, Development & Marketing Director 206.726.6523 email@example.com
A newly refreshed room, with a cleaner, brighter feel.
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BEFORE: Preparing to refresh one of the existing quad rooms on the third-floor. We appreciate your patience while we are working!
Please excuse our mess!
*Photos courtesy of Laura Davis Photography
Linda Asami, Manager Nikkei Horizons Continuing Education 206.726.6501 firstname.lastname@example.org Ron Higashi, Manager Transportation Services 206.726.6468 email@example.com Chris Manio, Catering & Food Service Director 206.726.6520 firstname.lastname@example.org Keiro Northwest News, the official newsletter of Keiro Northwest (formerly Nikkei Concerns), is published four times a year. Keiro Northwest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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#40MoreYears For over 40 years, Keiro Northwest (KNW) has provided high-quality and compassionate care. As we look to the next 40 years, we remain committed to treating every individual with respect and dignity. The healthcare industry is forever changing, so Keiro Northwest will evolve and grow to be more responsive. Keiro in Action
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TVs, and a telephone. The extra space is
Northwest Rehabilitation & Care Center
convenient for visitors, offers the freedom
will designate certain “neighborhoods”
to arrange furniture to an individual’s
as specialized care areas to better align
preferences, and is plentiful for private in-
caregivers with needs. This tailored
room restorative care.
staffing should improve care through
Rooms will be available upon completion,
better coordination and focus.
expected by August 2019. Reach out
Rehab & Restorative on the Move
to ComeToKeiro@keironw.org or call
Based on feedback that the rehab gym
206.909.1464 for more information.
(on the 1st floor) is too far from resident
Neighborhood Care Those who call Keiro Northwest “home” have different needs and expectations than people who are here to get better and move on. To match the right level and type of quality care for each individual, Keiro
Before and after
rooms, we will implement plans to move rehab therapists, restorative nursing staff, and equipment to new locations on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Less transport time means more healing, workout, and strengthening time.
Keiro Café Planning is in the works. Please stay tuned for more information.
Keiro Family Forum By Bryan McNeil, Administrator, Keiro Northwest Rehabilitation & Care Center On April 4, we held our first Family Forum meeting. Each quarter, the Family Forum is an opportunity for resident family members to meet with Keiro leadership, give input and feedback on care, and for Keiro Care Team Members to listen to family members, report on Quality Assurance initiatives progress, and share current industry trends.
Quality Assurance Action
Toured the Emergency Supply Closet
Located just outside the 1st floor South exit, near the
kitchen, just east of the door
We believe this will greatly improve the experience for our
Locked at all times; however, several staff members have
keys to access ■■
Contains: emergency food supplies, portable drinking water, communication devices, tarps, tables, and resident evacuation forms
Reviewed the Emergency Water Supply locations
Near parking garage
Rear service entrance (see above)
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Adjusted resident showers from 6 to 7 days a week
Family members provided additional input on other topics. We will incorporate their ideas into our Quality Assurance program. Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 11, 4-5 p.m.
#40MoreYears Partnering with the Next Generation By Jake Colter, Community Enrichment Director Community Enrichment has connected with local students to create programs that will engage the next generation of leaders, build intergenerational connections, and lay the foundation for the future of Keiro Northwest.
Music & Memory Project ® Volunteers
The nationally-recognized Music & Memory® Project is funded
Local high school volunteers, passionate about music, will direct
by donations at this year’s Lunar New Year Celebration and a
their enthusiasm to kick off the Music & Memory Project® at both
grant from LeadingAge Washington, The funds will help build a
Keiro Rehabilitation & Care Center and Nikkei Manor Assisted Living
single Keiro Northwest music library, available to all residents and
Facility. Volunteers will conduct interviews with residents and their
programs, plus devices for resident use.
families to learn about favorite songs and genre preferences. With this information, they will build personalized playlists.
Ramp-Up with Seattle University Sharp young minds with Seattle University’s Resource
Neuroscience research indicates that memories tied to music can
Amplification & Management Program (RAMP-up) and senior
endure in dementia or the loss of other brain functions. We hope
business capstone students will gather data and learn in-depth
that this project will bring happiness and meaningful moments to
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our residents and their families.
Long-Term Care is Changing… fast! The Future of Nikkei Manor By Lisa Waisath, Director, Nikkei Manor Assisted Living A new generation is in need of long-term care solutions, with care needs and their expectations greater than the generation before them. With nearly 200 people on the Nikkei Manor waiting list, plus those who haven’t yet signed up, people need options, today and in the future. To meet expectations and needs, we’re investing in several areas:
Waiting List Solutions
Investigate options to expand our physical capacity.
The tech-savvy thrive when connected with the outside world.
Partner with facilities who can meet needs until space opens
The tech-reluctant can feel a part of their widely-dispersed
up at Nikkei Manor. ■■
Refer other Keiro Northwest programs, such as adult day care with Kokoro Kai or Home Care services, that support independence and help individuals remain in their own homes.
families through technology. ■■
Staff Development ■■
Electronic Health Records ■■
Residents gain more staff attention because of reduced time needed for health charting.
Resident health progress is accurate and easy for caregivers and doctors to track.
Resident care planning can begin early with future capability to link with medical records from doctor and hospital networks.
Group activities discover fun in the digital universe.
Staff skills and expertise increase to successfully address residents’ more complex medical issues.
Strong leadership and new ideas from staff at all levels work to benefit the residents’ quality of life.
Big changes may be ahead, but the Manor is dedicated to honoring our founding principles as we move forward, putting the residents first. KEIRO NORTHWEST NEWS | Summer 2018
#40MoreYears A Winning, Values-Based Team By Jeannette Rivera, Human Resources Director Keiro Northwest (KNW) takes pride in
exceptional service that exceeds the
Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living
providing the highest level of service
expectations of our residents and
through our dedication to excellence.
Admissions Charge Nurse
RN (Registered Nurse)
NAC (Certified Nursing Assistant)
Restorative Nursing Assistant
at Keiro Northwest, please visit our
Food Services Assistant
website at www.keironorthwest.org/
work-with-us or contact Nicole Bautista,
Home Care Aide (NAC/NAR/HCA)
Our success depends on the team that
HR Coordinator/Recruiter at nbautista@
demonstrates our KNW Values – respect,
keironw.org or 206.726.6549.
More than 200 employees are committed to caring for, serving, and satisfying residents through nursing, maintenance, housekeeping, resident services, catering, transportation, home care, marketing, and
trust, compassion, quality of life, and family. We need people who perform to the best of their ability and provide
For current Keiro Northwest opportunities, please check the open positions below. For questions regarding employment
Openings are for our Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, and Community
Explore the world with KEIRO NORTHWEST! Enrichment Programs.
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Hokkaido Winter Festivals
MAJOR LANDMARKS, MONUMENTS, & CULTURAL MUST-SEES
FANTASTIC FESTIVALS OF SNOW & ICE!
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#40MoreYears Partnering with the Next Generation Continued from page 5
Letter from the Keiro Northwest Board of Directors
Continued from page 2
It is here that we have sprung into action: ■■
The Keiro Rehabilitation & Care Center is a place to get better or to at least maintain the same level of ability. We are targeting rooms for remodel and refresh and changing some quads into semi-privates. We have had strong feedback from our care staff and will be creating rehab gyms upstairs to be closer to the residents. And we won’t miss an opportunity to plug the Keiro Café, a place for families and friends to congregate. We want this location to
Two Seattle University RAMP-up team members with Community Enrichment Director Jake Colter
about the programs. Their objective is to leverage technology to broaden the reach
be viewed as a celebration of life, not the end of life. ■■
alone tell us this and we recognize that this need will only grow over time. ■■
The senior undergraduate business
Holistic & Preventative Care resources are a way to prepare for the future and what healthcare is becoming. As noted earlier, people are living longer. We
and impact of our Community Enrichment programs.
Assisted Living & Independent Living is a genuine need. Our waiting lists
should be providing resources to help people not just live longer but better. ■■
How we provide Home Care services and what those services are comprised of are evolving. With technology we continue to see requests that lend itself to
students as well as an MBA candidate will
smart partnerships with other organizations (e.g., Uber) to ensure the utmost
conduct a 10-week independent project
in quality of life.
as part of a spring quarter senior business
Our philosophy as we think through these challenges and opportunities is that
strategy and consulting course offered
regardless of age, we want to be the resource where people can go to write the
at Seattle University’s Alber’s School of
final chapters of their legacy.
Business and Economics. Community Enrichment is a consolidation of community-focused programs and services at Keiro Northwest, consisting of Home Care, Catering, Transportation, Nikkei Horizons, Kokoro Kai and the Volunteers Program.
Board Know-how with the UW Foster School of Business The UW Board Fellows Program for Non-Profits places up to two masters-level students as non-voting board members. This provides Keiro Northwest with access to new skill and fresh perspectives, with the overall objective or the students to complete a special board project, such as developing a new board member onboarding process, board succession planning, or a board dashboard.
We are here to ensure support to individuals and their families as they own their story and determine how they will move through the later seasons of their life. The foundation and legacy that started this organization lends itself, through our values, to be a thought leader in this space. And we intend to provide these resources and grow them to be even more than what they are today. But our reality is that we need to not only fill the financial gaps from our current challenges but also need an infusion of confidence from our community and supporters to bring these plans to fruition. We need time to ideate and assess potential opportunities, to implement changes, and for these changes to take hold. This is where all of you come in. In the next 12 weeks our goal is to raise capital to make this impact. Our goal is to raise $2M to help financially infuse KNW and set it on the path to financial stability and ability to grow our services for our expanding community. Internally, the team has begun to use the phrase, “40 more years!” as the rallying cry. We ask that you join us in the fight for 40 more years of Keiro Northwest! Sincerely,
We’d love to hear from you! Question or comments? Please contact: KeiroNorthwest@KeiroNW.org
The Keiro Northwest Board of Directors
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Kokoro Kai volunteers Linda Briggs and Kristin Kawaoka proudly displayed their 10-year pins, awarded at the first of two Volunteer Appreciation Luncheons. Keiro staff turned the tables on the volunteers – who give so much of their time and talents – and served them! In celebration of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we showered our volunteers with an appreciative gift, prizes, lunch (prepared and served by Keiro Northwest Catering), musical dedications by some of our talented staff, and our unending thanks.
Participants, volunteers, and staff gathered for Kokoro Kai’s New Year’s Party. Founders Dennis Yamashita (Kokoro Kai program) and Julianne Kumasaka (Kokoro Kai Volunteers) joined in the festivities with program director Naoko Ulstein. Performances by the Rainbow Chorus, Yoko Kawamoto, and Tomoko Faasuamalie encouraged audience participation and togetherness. Nicole Bautista, HR Coordinator/Recruiter, boldly sent Community Enrichment Director Jake Colter into the drink on Carnival Day for Nursing Home Week. Senior Leadership Team members, plus a few others, took some very cold splashdowns in the dunk tank. It was all for fun, as were the snacks and daily activities. We crowned champions for dance and song, and held an international fashion show for the residents.
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The Ayame Kai Steak Dinner bonded Keiro Northwest friends and families over premium grilled steaks, homemade tsukemono, and irresistible desserts. Guests dined, relaxed, bid on silent auction items, and cheered when their door prize ticket numbers were winners. Drive-thru and take-out shared the love and the steaks with even more of the community. Funds raised will support the residents and participants of Keiro Northwest. Our deepest thanks to the Ayame Kai Guild members for this wonderful fundraiser.
At Kokoro Kai East Yao and Nori Hsu grooved to the beat of the Okinawa Kenjin-Kai Chijinshuu of Washington State’s taiko drums. The adult day program in Bellevue is on hold for a while. Visiting students from Mitaka High School (Tokyo, Japan) wowed residents in a sea of blue with their enthusiastic soranbushi (fisherman’s dance). They spent the afternoon at Keiro and Nikkei Manor, learning about Japanese American history from those who lived it.
Nikkei Horizons Adventurer Joan Seko posed with new friends at the WWII monument (to remember the bravery and sacrifice of the all-Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team) in Bruyères, France, on the “In the Footsteps of the 442nd” trip. Hisako Tamura proudly displayed her authentic sanshin (Okinawan shamisen/banjo) on the “Best of Southern Japan Tour.”
Dancer Genie Lau celebrated spring with the Japanese Community Service, Consulate-General of Japan (Seattle Office), and other wonderful entertainers. The Keiro residents welcomed the warm messages from Senior Consul Takeshi Murazawa, Mas Tahara, and Tsuchino Forrester. The performances by Joe Watanabe, Mari Wilson, Linda Zee, and the White River Buddhist Temple Bon Odori Instructors embodied the hope and promise of spring to all. Our thanks to the Consulate-General of Japan and the Japanese Community Service for their thoughtful gifts for the residents and staff.
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Sally Kazama Alan Kazama
Fumi Anzai Nishimura Alan and Janice Harada Kenny and Linda Kataoka and Family Teresa Yamada
Sakuko Kimoto Junior Nagaki Tatsuyoshi Kojima Ben and Sally Tsutsumoto and Family Frank Komoto Kenji and Linda Ma and Family Alice Kusakabe Michi Hirata Henry and Jan Kumasaka Ben and Sally Tsutsumoto and Family Harry Yoshimura Kum Sun Lee BJ Kim May Lee Ron Nelson and Katherine Cheng
Hiroyuki Nishimura Gary and Marcia Grimstad Marvin and Frances Hamanishi Mickey Hiroo, Lisa Kunihiro, and Patty Hiroo Mastrude Tomio and Jenny Li Moriguchi Terry Nakano Chris and Linda Nelson Kemi Nakabayashi and Jim Norton Jerry and Sharon Okubo Larry and Karlyne Sera Family of George and Irene Tanabe Peggy Tanemura Fumi Taniguchi Ted and Aki Taniguchi
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Bill Tashima and Chris Bentley The Elmer and Masako Tazuma Family Tosh and Dolly Tokunaga Ben and Sally Tsutsumoto and Family Teresa Yamada Keith and MaryAnn Yamaguchi Ted Yasuda Nobuichi Nitta Anonymous Kinko Nomura Carole Ideta Chiyoko M. Okamoto Lance and Mary Ann Arnone Larry and Karlyne Sera
Mary Shigaya Ben and Sally Tsutsumoto and Family Kaz Shoji Joe and Keiko Cuendet Dr. Ruby Inouye Shu John and Annie Walker Joe Yet Shim Sing Helen C. Sing H. Mason Sizemore Ryo Inouye June Y. Takeshita Carole Ideta
Hung Quan Peng Chau
Martha Taniguchi Frank Fujita Wes Fukumori, Naomi Fukumori, and Noreen Fukumori Lisa Kunihiro and Patty Hiroo Mastrude Cheryl Furukawa Mickey Hiroo Dale and Shizue Kaku Kent and Bonita Kato Rick and Karina Kawaguchi Hamako Kawamura Carolyn Kunihiro Beth Quigley Jack M. Sameshima Val and Mitsuyo Tanaka Fumi Taniguchi Merrily Taniguchi Susan Tripp Ed and Maxine Yakushijin
Jean Fujiye Quinn Arleen Nomura
I Kung Teng Michelle Teng
Matsuo Sakagami Nancy Fye
Tetsuzo and Ume Terao Setsu Harada
Kathleen Sakai George and Nancy Fujimoto Jill Hashimoto Yoshi Kanemori Terry and Jerrie Nosho Dennis and Susan Okamoto Vicki Takahashi and June Takahashi Susan Tripp Rachelle, Marlon, Emi, and Kai Tsunehara Shelley Tsunehara David and Pam Yorozu Harry Yoshimura
Frances S. Tokuda Aiko Jane Okubo
Sachi Okazaki Ben and Sally Tsutsumoto and Family Tatemasa Oki John and Annie Walker Candace Okubo Aiko Jane Okubo Henry Okubo Aiko Jane Okubo Gloria Ota Roger and Saki Shimizu Gerald â€œJitsâ€? Oyabe Dennis and Naomi Sakamoto
Florence M. Tomita Ben and Sally Tsutsumoto and Family Roy Tsuboi Ben and Sally Tsutsumoto and Family Takeshi and Florence Tsuchida Ken Katayama and Shirlee Tsuchida-Katayama
Thank you For Making Every Day the Best Day! Isao â€œSunâ€? Tsujii Kim Fukuda
John Yamamoto Alan and Fran Aramaki
Nobuko Tsukiji Ben and Sally Tsutsumoto and Family
Masaye Yamane Carole Remme
Toyoko Watanabe Roger Fukai and Shirley Kanda Kim, Derek, Kayla, and Kelsey Fukuda Shirley Hamakami Kanda Esther Kojima Nobuko Watanabe LeMay Sally LeMay Tomi Nakama and Sachi Nakama The Taki Family: Lorraine Hoshide, Diane Yamamoto, Gary Taki, Sharon Bishop, Karyn Poplawski Russell Watanabe David and Diane Yamamoto Helen Yamamoto Norman Yamamoto Kenji Yamada Anonymous Vanessa Lopriore Joe I. Yamamoto Mark Y. Nakagawa
Akemi Yoshida Richard Yoshida Edward and Lillian Yoshino Dave and Gloria Yoshino Mark and Lisa Yoshino
George Mano Jean Deguchi Bill and Beth Kawahara James and Elena Mano Robert Okano Pamela Okano Fusae Yokoyama Esther Kojima and Brad Kojima In Honor of May Harada Tim and Susanna Yoko Cullinan
40th Anniversary Kokoro Kai Yukio and Julianne Kumasaka Dennis Yamashita 88th Birthday Atsu Kiuchi Bill and Beth Kawahara George and Irene Mano Tosh and Dolly Tokunaga Lillian, JM, and Wayne Yamamoto
Jeffrey Hattori Paul Chan and Carmen Tsuboi Chan Mickey Hiroo Lisa Kunihiro Jerry and Charlene Lee Ron Nelson and Katherine Cheng Susan Nakagawa and Martin Oiye Hank and Susan Anderson Kenji Onishi Eugene and Kathryn Onishi
Frank Tsuboi Tosh and Toshi Okamoto Chinese Information and Service Center Janet Ung and Jim Lin Nikkei Horizons Classes and Workshops Susan Nakagawa Elsie Taniguchi In Appreciation of Keiro Northwest JACL, Seattle Chapter Toshikazu Okamoto Paul Chan and Carmen Tsuboi Chan John and Celia Sekijima Albert Ong Aimee Nichols In Appreciation for Service Keiro Northwest Rehab & Care Center Lance and Mary Ann Arnone Larry and Karlyne Sera
GiveBIG Donors Were Amazing! In one day, we raised almost $40,000 via online donations. 7 amazing donors have contributed through giveBIG every year since 2012. 107 donors gave a little extra to cover the credit card fees. And 21 donors work for companies that will match their gifts! This is the final year that the Seattle Foundation will host this online giving event. Thank you, Seattle Foundation, for seven years (for us) of givingBIG.
All giveBIG donors will be listed in the next issue.
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Contributions 1/1-3/31/2018 GENERAL
Anonymous (5) Karen Akira Paul and Mikiyo Atkins Ben and Elizabeth Chan Paul Chan and Carmen Tsuboi Chan Selina Chow Byron Fujikawa Hee Fung Lim and Thau Fan Chin Len Hayashida Memorial Fund Andrew and Heather Hofmeister Janis Horike Joy Huckle Japanese Presbyterian Church Tets and Kanako Kashima Mal and Chizuko Katsumoto Kisaragi-kai Eydie Kooiman Kikue Kubota Anna Kurata Dan and Mae Kusaka Mae Laigo Setsuko McCoy Bryan and Lisa McNeil Mercury Pharmacy Services, Inc. Tom Morio Estate of Kimiko Mukai Mari Nakamura Ted Nakamura Daisuke Nakashima Tanpopo No Kai Tosh and Toshi Okamoto Richard Omata and Carol Moody Sharon Owens Setsuko Petitt Puget Sound Coach Lines Herbert Saito Yoshiko Sone Ed Suguro Todd Taketa Ted and Martha Tamaki Eugene Usui Jeannie Uyeda Glen Uyenoyama Matsue Watanabe Tom and Marianne Wick Lillian T. Yamamoto Arthur and Alice Yoshizawa Skip and Tracy Yotsuuye
Home Care Anonymous Cora and Bruce Brunette Hiromi Nishimura Yoshiko Sone Kokoro Kai Anonymous Randy Aoyama and Anndrea Kawamura Teddy and Shigeko Kaino Sara Kosugi Herbert Saito Bruce Walton and Joy Walton Kawasaki Akiko Wyland Dave Wyland Nikkei Horizons Anonymous Dale Kaneko Miyoko Kaneta Maxine Loo Jackie Lum Nikkei Horizons Baby Play Group Louise Kashino Takisaki Shox Tokita Teresa Wong Nikkei Manor Patty Hiroo Mastrude Keiro Anonymous Atlas Tours Co., Ltd. Seattle JACL Hee Fung Lim and Thau Fan Chin Roland Ma Amy Nikaitani Herbert Saito Shakunage Japanese Womenâ€™s Support Club Transportation Services Louella Look Vehicle Donation Program Imelda Garcia Charles Natsuhara Hideko Takahashi
Microsoft Giving Campaign Elliot Omiya
AT&T Employee Giving Campaign Douglas Eng Lisa Hirai Stacie Ito
Port of Seattle Anonymous
Bank of America Employee Giving Campaign Alice Doi BECU Matching Gifts Program Michael Teramoto Boeing Employee Individual Giving Program Douglas Akizuki Paul Egashira Gary Hamatani Stephen Hasegawa Kenneth Khoo Richard Kuniyuki Kelly Kuwahara Debra Locke Cheryl Ohashi Ron Sakura Carolyn Sawa Kevin Shigaya Scott Sugiyama David Suguro Lynne Tanino Victoria Terao Warren Yasutake Costco Wholesale Corp. Anonymous Beverly Akada Shelley Martinson Gail Tsuboi King County Employee Giving Program Bruce Ritzen Dennis Lock Eileen Chikamura Eugene Sugita Harold Taniguchi Janet Shibuya Karen Yoshioka Mark Aratani Timothy Aratani Wesley Hikida
United Way of King County Theresa Fujiwara Robert Miyahara Heidi Yamamoto Marylyn Yoder United Way of Spokane County Jeanne Chang UPS Foundation, Inc. Cathy Inouye WA State Employees Combined Fund Drive Anonymous (3) Paul Aoki Susan Carr Tina Hayashi John Ishimaru Mariko Kakiuchi Wendy Nagasawa Kathleen Oberman Lisa Okubo-Garcila Karen Sakahara Jeanne Semura Britton Steel Julie Tin MATCHING GIFTS Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The Boeing Company Political Action Gift Match Program Boeing Gift Match Program Costco Wholesale Corp. GE Foundation The Merck Foundation Microsoft Matching Gifts Campaign Moss Adams, LLP Nordstrom, Inc. Peach Foundation
Donors for the Music & Memory Program and the Keiro Cafe were listed in the Spring 2018 issue.
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Thank you For Making Every Day the Best Day! IN-KIND GIVING
Anonymous (2) Setsuko Ainsworth Mark Aramaki Denney Austin Linda Briggs Carmelita Buenafe Mitzi Butler Family of Ms. Haruyo Campbell Sue Campbell and Floyd Campbell Gui Juan Chen Tim and Susanna Cullinan Janice Dawson Nancy Evans Executive Development Institute Grace Freedland Barbara Fujita Bob Fukano Frank Fukui Monica Furtick Mary Furuta Michelle Hansen Ann Haruki-Pinedo Ronnie Higashi Lillian Horita Calvin and Lorraine Hoshibata Cathy Hughson Miyo Ike and Sandi Ike Deanna Ikegami Roger Iwata Japanese Presbyterian Women’s Group Shizu Kaku Gail Kaminishi Eileen Kanemoto Hatsumi Kato Reiko Kobayashi-Wagner Miyoko Kodama Yuri Kojima Sara Kosugi Kimie Kuramoto Mrs. Langley’s 5th Grade Class Emily Leong Wendy Li Mariko Mano Doug Mar Peter Matsudaira Mamiko Matsushita Teri McLaughlin Mercury Pharmacy Services, Inc.
Analyn Mingaracal Betty Mochizuki MUFG Union Bank Connie Munekiyo Mari Nakashima Joy Nishimura Jerrie Nosho Frances Ogino Jerry and Sharon Okubo Ruby Pascua Diane Pierce Mineko Remillard Paul Richardson Jeannette Rivera Allen Russell Wes Sagami Yoko Sakagami Tomiko Sakiyama Junko Sarausad Rev. Yoshihisa and Yoko Sawano Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Church Celia Sekijima Megumi Sherrill Itsuko Simpson Eugene Tagawa Bryon Tokunaga Ted Tomita Naoko Ulstein Uwajimaya, Inc. - Bellevue Vietnamese Seattle SDA Church Lisa Waisath Ed and Maxine Yakushijin Teresa Yamada Diane Yee Ruth Yoshida Terry Yoshikawa
Contributions 1/1-3/31/2018 Lunar New Year Celebration Ala Mode Pies Anthony’s Restaurants The Bennett Foundation Cakes of Paradise Bakery Chateau Ste. Michelle Consulate-General of Japan, Seattle Office Janice Cook Dahlia Bakery Pete and Wendy DeLaunay Delta Air Lines Doug’s Lynnwood Mazda - Jon Ikegami / Doug Ikegami El Gaucho Expedia Flow Fitness Fumie’s Gold Gobo Enterprises Brenda and Chuck Handley Seth Handley Lillian Hayashi Hood Famous Bakeshop - Chera Amlag Horizon House Hotel Andra Kai Market by Uwajimaya Taichi Kitamura Nancy Ko DK Kodama Alice Krause Jerry and Charlene Lee
Perry and Vickie Lee Leonetti Cellars Kenlyn Louie Del Lui Patty Hiroo Mastrude and Jon Mastrude Don and Joni McKeta Denise Moriguchi Tyler Moriguchi Museum of History and Industry Hisako Nakaya Linda Nelson NESTA USA Malena Ng Quyen Pham Resonate Brewery + Pizzeria David Rosenthal Sandwich House Trés Schwartz Brothers Restaurants Debbie Shimizu Megan Stevens Sushi Kappo Tamura Suyama, Peterson, Deguchi - Jay Deguchi Ellen Suzuki Mark Takagi and Connie Ricca June Takenaga Merrily Taniguchi Bill Tashima and Chris Bentley Top Pot Doughnuts Town & Country Markets Inc. Estate of Ayame Tsutakawa Gerard and Judy Tsutakawa Uwajimaya, Inc. Jean Wakamatsu ZZ Wei and Lin Hsuan Westin Bellevue Whole Foods
We have made every effort to be thorough and represent each name accurately. If an error or omission has occurred, please accept our apologies and contact us at 206.726.6506 so that we can correct our records.
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Post-golf Party! Monday, August 20
5 p.m. Cocktails (no-host) | 6 p.m. Dinner & Evening Activities
17th Annual Foundersâ€™ Golf Benefit Dinner Fairwood Golf & Country Club | Renton
Volunteers needed, for both golf and the party!
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