President's Message

Please accept my heartfelt THANKS to
all the members of our Board of Directors, and to our longtime sponsors
and supporters of the Aurora Foundation through our 16 years.
I give my special thanks to Tsukemen , who made their USA debut
at the Aurora Fall Benefit Concert last October in LA.
They were so inspirational and talented,
and the audience members enjoyed the unique
and serene concert immensely, giving them a standing ovation!

We are starting our 17th year, and it is our great pleasure to announce
our four Scholarships and Grants including
Japanese Language Scholarships, Aurora Challenge Grant,
and All-USA High School Japanese Language Speech Contest in 2015.
Please see our website for details. < >

I hope you are as excited about the coming year as we are!
We're looking forward to seeing you all again at the Speech Contest
at University of California, Irvine on May 23th, and
for the spring fundraising Charity Golf Classic
at Via Verde Country Club on Monday, June 8th with Mr. George Sugimoto ,
member of the Aurora Foundation Board of Governors,
who is generously continuing his leadership as our tournament Chair.

We are looking forward to working together to accomplish our vision
and to overcome the challenges we are facing for the future.
Your continued support fills us with encouragement, with inspiration,
and with the determination to persevere on with our efforts.

Thank you very much.

Akiko Agishi
Founder & President