This year's theme is "Yume: Imagine the Possibilities". We will imagine the possibilities and share our plans to ensure that JACCC continues to nurture and elevate Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture for many years to come - thus fulfilling the hopes and dreams (yume) of JACCC's founders.
Anyone can attend the event with the purchase of a table or ticket. You must be 18 years and older to bid on our online auction and 21 years and older to bid on any alcohol-related package.
We are only accepting checks by mail and online credit card payments. Please make the check payable to ‘JACCC’ and in the memo, write in the ticket, sponsorship level, or indicate it’s a donation.
To make sure we receive the payment on time, send all checks before May 31st.
If you are a sponsor or donating to JACCC, your contribution is tax-deductible (minus goods and services received).
Auction packages won above the fair market value are tax-deductible in the amount of the difference. For federal income tax purposes, you may be able to deduct the portion of your purchase price that exceeds the item’s fair market value (FMV), if you paid the excess with the intent to make a charitable contribution. Please note that transaction fees and taxes associated with your contribution are not tax-deductible. For any additional questions, please consult your tax advisor.
Acknowledgment letters and tax receipts will be mailed the week following the event. You will also receive a receipt for your purchases automatically after payment on GiveSmart.
To ensure your letter and receipt are correct, please make sure to double-check the spelling of your name, email, and mailing addresses.
Yes. Upon checking out, you will need to pay a 3.5% transaction fee for GiveSmart's credit card processing. By paying the transaction fee, you ensure more money goes to JACCC’s mission.
For physical auction items, there will also be a 9.5% CA tax surcharge. For charity auctions in California, the state tax is deducted from the contributions for sales of merchandise in the internet, live, and silent auctions. For additional details, read our auction rules and regulations.
Anyone 18 years and older can participate. However, you must be 21 years and older to bid on any alcohol-related auction package.
To participate in the online silent auction you need to be registered on GiveSmart. Bidders will be responsible for paying immediately upon winning and must pick-up their items during the event or coordinate a post-event pick-up date/time. Instructions will be sent to winners after the auction closes.
To view and bid on auction items, you will need access to a computer or mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet with an internet connection. You will be required to enter your mobile phone number to participate, as you will receive text notifications regarding your bids. We recommend that you check GiveSmart or your text messages periodically to see the status of your bids. If you need any assistance prior to June 22nd, contact us at email@example.com.
Yes, all bids are anonymous in GiveSmart.