2019 / Cultural News Editor appeals Donation for $50,000 per year project

Cultural News editor Shige Higashi holds a Cultural News issue

A smart phone display of the web site (detail)

Thank you for Helps in Publishing Cultural News

Cultural News Editor Shige Higashi appeals donation for a $50,000 per year project to develop the contents and the web site of Cultural News to deliver Japanese culture information more efficiently to the larger public in Los Angeles and adjacent areas.

In October 2018, the non-profit Cultural News Association (CNA) was registered in the State of California and the non-profit 501(c) 3 eligibility was recognized by the IRS in February 2019.

The immediate impact of the IRS 501(c) 3 status is that donations become tax deductible for the donors. This new status is one of the reasons for this flyer requesting your commitment of a one-time donation to establish a sound financial basis for the Cultural News Association as it faces an expanded future.

Building a link of sharing the information of Japanese Art & Culture

The following is Higashi’s plan to build a news gathering system by using the “Wordpress” content management system for sharing the information of Japanese art and culture:

>>> CN contributors writing a news story directly to the CN website
>>> CN editors approving and posting this news at the CN website
>>> CN editors emailing the same news
>>> CN editors entering the news at the CN database
>>> CN editors selecting news from the CN database
>>> the monthly “Cultural News” being published

Donors Recognition Program

  • For a donor of $30,000, the name of the donor will be printed in the Cultural News for 12 months.
  • For donors of $20,000, the names of the donors will be printed in the Cultural News for 8 months.
  • For donors of $10,000, the names of the donors will be printed in the Cultural News for 4 months.
  • For donors of $1,000, the names of the donors will be listed on the Cultural News website for 6 months.
  • For donors of $500, the names of the donors will be listed on the Cultural News website for 3 month.

Any amount of donation would be appreciated

When you will send donation to the Cultural News Association, please use the following information:

Payable to: Cultural News Association
Send to:  Cultural News Association
328 ¼ South Alexandria Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020-2673

Inquiries

For inquiries, contact Mr. Shige Higashi via higashi@culturalnews.com or at (213) 819-4100.

Cultural News Association: IRS Employer Identification Number: 83-3101601