Japan-America Society of Indiana
2019 Annual Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Indiana Roof Ballroom, Indianapolis

We are pleased to announce that the Japan-America Society of Indiana's 2019 Annual Gala will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. 
 
JASI is honored to welcome special guests Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb, who will give the Welcome Address; and Consul-General of Japan Naoki Ito, who will give Remarks.  

We are excited to welcome you to a roaring great evening with Godzilla!   One of Japan’s national treasures, Godzilla has uniquely represented the country and culture of Japan for the past sixty-five years.  As one of Japan’s most recognized cinematic ambassadors, he has entertained as well as represented global issues.  With the recent release, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”, Godzilla continues its reign as the longest-running movie franchise according to The Guinness Book of World Records.

The Gala will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. William Tsutsui entitled “Godzilla, Japan, and Globalization.”  William M. (Bill) Tsutsui is President and Professor of History at Hendrix College, Arkansas, and previously taught at the University of Kansas and Southern Methodist University.  He is an award-winning scholar and teacher, specializing in the economic, environmental, and cultural history of modern Japan.  Educated at Harvard, Oxford, and Princeton Universities, he is the author or editor of eight books including Manufacturing Ideology: Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan, and Japanese Popular Culture and Globalization.  His book Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters, was called a “cult classic” by the New York Times and a Japanese translation was published by Chūkō sōsho.  He has received Fulbright and Marshall Fellowships, and was awarded the John Whitney Hall Prize of the Association for Asian Studies, and the William Rockhill Nelson Prize for Non-Fiction.

The JASI “Bridge of Friendship Award” will be presented to Melanie Walker, President of TASUS Corporation, CEO of Tsuchiya Group North America, and Past President of the Japan-America Society of Indiana. 

At this time, we are reaching out to JASI members to invite you to consider serving as Corporate Sponsors of the Gala. JASI appreciates your support in giving this request your special attention.

The JASI Gala is always an exciting evening and serves as JASI's most important fundraiser. It is the one gathering of the year that brings together corporate and community leaders from across Indiana. Your strong support ensures that the event is successful and provides the funding necessary to sustain our operations. JASI is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit cultural and educational organization, and on an ongoing basis offers dedicated support to Japanese and American individuals, companies and communities throughout the state.

We invite your company to serve as a corporate sponsor for JASI's 2019 Anniversary Gala. Please refer to the Sponsorship Opportunities outline for levels and benefits. Anonymous contributions to support JASI are also welcomed and appreciated.

We greatly appreciate your attention and consideration. In order to include your company's name in the invitation, we request that you confirm your sponsorship by Monday, July 8th.

Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to seeing you at JASI's 2019 Gala!

Sponsorship Reservation Deadline: Monday, July 8th, 2018

 TITLE SPONSOR - $20,000

  • Podium Recognition
  • 2 representatives seated at the Head Table
  • Most preferred seating for 2 corporate tables (rounds of 8 guests) with table sign
  • All 18 guests invited to Patron Reception
  • Event program:  Title sponsor recognition and company description
  • Lighted company logo display (gobo) in ballroom
  • Title sponsor placement on signage and in printed materials

  PLATINUM SPONSOR - $15,000

  • 2 representatives seated at the Head Table
  • Preferred seating for 2 corporate tables (rounds of 8 guests) with table sign
  • All 18 guests invited to Patron Reception
  • Event program:  Anniversary sponsor recognition and company description
  • Anniversary sponsor placement on signage and in printed materials

  PREMIERE SPONSOR - $10,000           

  • 1 representative seated at the Head Table
  • Most preferred seating for 1 corporate table (round of 8 guests) with table sign
  • All 9 guests welcome at Patron Reception
  • Sponsor recognition from podium
  • Company description in program book
  • Sponsor recognition on website, signage, and in printed materials

□  GRAND SPONSOR - $7,500

  • Preferred seating for 1 corporate table (round of 8 guests) with table sign
  • All 8 guests welcome at Patron Reception
  • Sponsor recognition from podium
  • Company description in program book
  • Sponsor recognition on website, signage, and in printed materials

□  MAJOR SPONSOR - $3,500

  • 1 corporate table (round of 8 guests) with table sign
  • 8 guests welcome at Patron Reception
  • Company listing in program book
  • Sponsor recognition on website, signage, and in printed materials

Click here to become a sponsor!