The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) hosted their 5th annual Tomodachi Luncheon on Thursday, March 28, raising over $67,000 to help support JCCCW programs and underwrite the organization’s daily operations.
The event had 388 guests, representing an over 10 percent growth compared to attendance in 2012.
The luncheon was hosted at Seattle University and hosted by KING 5 news anchor Lori Matsukawa.
During the event, Chuck Armstrong, the current president of the Seattle Mariners, received an award for helping to build the community. Also honored were the Tsutakawa family of artists, including Marcus — the director of the Garfield Orchestra; Gerry, a commissioned sculptor, and Deems, a jazz pianist. (end)