Endowment Funds Nourish Our Soil
Endowment funds allow Nishimachi to provide the broad range of programs and options needed to educate children in a highly complex, interconnected world. These endowed funds will support, in perpetuity, particular and important educational areas in which donors have expressed an interest. The minimum threshold for establishing a permanent named fund is 2,000,000 yen ($20,000). For more information, please contact Philippe Eymard, Director of Development.
This endowed fund ensures the long-term prosperity of Nishimachi. Interest from this fund provides financial aid to qualified students who otherwise would not be able to attend Nishimachi.
This fund was established in 2013 by Robert and Judith Sharp's six children, all of whom attended Nishimachi, in honor of their service and contribution to the school spanning over four decades. Interest from this fund will provide scholarship assistance to Nishimachi students on the Outreach Scholarship Program.
Dorothy Risser, seventh grade homeroom and junior high English teacher for 13 years, had a profound interest in Japanese culture and took joy in sharing her love for Japan. Interest from this fund is used to purchase new books about Japan in both Japanese and English.
Yaye Hirooka, first grade teacher and vice principal, taught at Nishimachi for 25 years. This fund supports professional development for teachers.
Lynn Araki Takata, fourth grade teacher for 17 years, was often seen with her camera taking pictures of students at school events. The fund is used to support the photography program, thereby ensuring the visual history of the school.
Created in 1993 at a Nishimachi-Kai reunion in the U.K., interest from this fund is used to support the music program.
This fund was created in 1991 by Tomo no Kai, Nishimachi's parent association, to provide financial aid to students.
This fund comprises gifts from Junsuke Motai, parents, students, and friends in memory of Cindy Motai, an Nishimachi parent who passed away in 1994, and provides financial aid to students who otherwise are unable to attend the school.
Endowed by the Ishibashi (Bridgestone) Foundation, this fund provides for annual purchase of books and materials for the media center.
Endowed by the Morimura Foundation, this fund supports our Japanese social studies program by giving students an opportunity to appreciate Japanese culture.