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15th Annual Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Dinner with Keynote Speaker Irene Hirano Inouye
We are very excited to announce that Ms. Irene Hirano Inouye, president of the U.S.-Japan Council, will be the keynote speaker this year at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s Annual Dinner, 5 p.m., Friday, November 16, at the Maui Beach Hotel.
We invite you to join us in what promises to be an informative and inspiring evening celebrating the legacy, heroism and values of the Nisei veterans; and as in past years, we are anticipating a sold-out crowd, so be sure to reserve your tickets now by calling the NVMC at (808) 244-6862.
Ms. Inouye, widow of the late Hawaii Senator Daniel K. Inouye, has been president of the USJC since its inception in late 2008 and through her work on the council also administers the TOMODACHI Initiative, a public-private partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and the Government of Japan that was born out of support for Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake in March, 2011. The Initiative invests in young Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as entrepreneurship and leadership programs.
A recipient of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and an honorary doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University, Ms. Inouye is also the former president and founding CEO of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, a position she had for 20 years.
Ms. Inouye's professional and community activities include extensive experience in nonprofit administration, community education, and public affairs with culturally diverse communities nationwide; serving as Chair, Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Center; Trustee, The Washington Center; member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; member, Advisory Board, Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy, Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California; and Chair of the Advisory Board, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, University of California at Los Angeles.
She also served as former Trustee and past Chair, Ford Foundation; and former Trustee and past Chair, Kresge Foundation.
We are thrilled to be able to invite you to hear this remarkable woman and tireless public servant as well to join us in recognizing the heroes in our community through our annual “Hero Awards” to be presented in four categories: Philanthropy, Leadership, Courage and Legacy.
Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 5:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Location: Maui Beach Hotel
Tickets: $125.00 ORDER NOW
Date: Friday, November 16th, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $125 per person
Maui Beach Hotel
170 Kaahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI USA 96732
Island Area: Central Maui
Location Specifics: Elleair Ballroom
Contact: Deidre Tegarden