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Under Pepperdine Graziadio Alumni Leadership, Japanese American National Museum Received Largest Donation in Museum History

July 2, 2021  | 1 min read

Rick Noguichi (MBA ‘08) is Chief Operating Officer at The Japanese American National Museum (JANM). JANM announced earlier this week that it received a transformative $10 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. The donation marks the largest single gift in the museum’s history.

Established in 1985, JANM promotes understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Located in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, JANM is a hybrid institution that straddles traditional museum categories and strives to provide a voice for Japanese Americans as well as a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture. Since opening to the public in 1992, JANM has presented over 70 exhibitions onsite while traveling 17 exhibits to venues such as the Smithsonian Institution and the Ellis Island Museum in the United States, and to several leading cultural museums in Japan and South America. 

For more information, visit www.janm.org.