You can make a difference

Donations to the Cherry Blossom Festival will help to perpetuate the Japanese culture and continue to enrich the lives of the many young women who participate. All contributions support the Cherry Blossom Festival and directly impact the Queen Contestants and Court. Individuals or companies that contribute monetary donations to the Cherry Blossom Festival are recognized on the Thank You page by donation level.

So we may recognize your donation in our Souvenir Book, please submit your donation form no later than November 1, 2016. On behalf of the HJJCC and the Festival, thank you for your consideration. Should you have any questions, please contact the Donor Relations Chair atcbfawards@hjjcc.com. We would be honored if you would join us in perpetuating the Festival for future generations.

FESTIVAL DONORS

Become an inaugural Festival Donor by making a contribution that will directly impact our Queen Contestant’s experience by supporting the advancement of the Festival. Festival donors will be listed by contribution level on the donor page.

This is a new opportunity for individuals and companies.

award donors

Award Donors may contribute cash towards an award that is provided by the Festival. This is similar to typical underwriting sponsorship.

Donor names will be listed alongside the award item on the award page in the souvenir book, as well as by donation level on the donor page.

There are a limited number of underwriting award opportunities, please contact the Donor Relations Chair to discuss award donations.

prize donors

Prize Donors are individuals or companies who donate a physical item to be awarded to contestants or to the Queen and/or Court. Prize items may be awarded to a specific title, i.e. Queen, First Princess, Princesses, Miss Congeniality or Miss Popularity.

Donor names will be listed alongside the prize item on the award page in the souvenir book, as well as by donation level on the donor page.

Prizes must be delivered to the Donor Relations Chair by March 2016 for presentation at Closing Ceremony, unless otherwise discussed.

DONATE Today

The Cherry Blossom Festival accepts donations via check, credit card, and now ... secure online credit card donations! Festival Donors and Award Donors may make credit card contributions securely online using the yellow PayPal donation buttons above.

All donors must also submit the Donor Form via email or mail so we may properly recognize you in our Souvenir Book. Check donations made to: Cherry Blossom Festival, may be submitted via mail along with the Donor Form. The Donor Form has a credit card authorization form for credit card payments submitted via email or mail.

Contact the Donor Relations Chair at cbfawards@hjjcc.com.

Donor Levels and Benefits

Somei Yoshino - Level 1 ($50 - $199)

The Somei Yoshino (Yoshino cherry) is a pale pink flower and blooms in early April. The Yoshino cherry is one of the most popular cherry trees in Japan and is grown across Japan. When the tree is planted, blooms are especially gorgeously between the ages of 20 to 40.

Level 1 Donor Benefits

  • One (1) 64th Souvenir Book                                                                                
  • Recognition on CBF website
  • Recognition in Souvenir Book
  • Recognition in Festival Ball Program

 

Shidarezakura - Level 2 ($200 - $499)

The Shidarezakura (weeping cherry) blossoms bloom on drooping branches from late March through mid-April. Some trees in Japan are several hundred years old. The Minobusan Kuonji Temple in Yamanasahi Prefecture has a huge Shidarezakura which is 50 feet tall, 16 feet wide and about 400 years old.

Level 2 Donor Benefits

  • One (1) 64th Souvenir Book                                                                                                                          
  • Recognition on CBF website
  • Recognition in Souvenir Book
  • Recognition in Festival Ball Program                                                                                                              
  • plus: Two (2) Contestant Reception Tickets

 

Yaezakura - Level 3 ($500 - $799)

Each blossom of the Yaezakura is big and has layers of beautiful petals. Yaezakura trees bloom from mid-April through late April. At the Tourinuke-no-sakura (cherry blossom tunnel) Garden, you can enjoy 500 Yaezakura trees that are lined up along for about 2 miles.

Level 3 Donor Benefits

  • One (1) 64th Souvenir Book                                                                                                              
  • Recognition on CBF website
  • Recognition in Souvenir Book
  • Recognition in Festival Ball Program                                                                                                  
  • Two (2) Contestant Reception Tickets
  • plus: One (1) Festival Ball VIP Premium Seating Ticket
  • plus: One (1) Closing Ceremony Ticket

 

Kawazu Zakura - Level 4 ($800 and higher)

The Kawazu Zakura trees bloom in early spring. The flowers’ outstanding characteristic is that they are large and pink. The trees are brilliant when they are in peak blooming season. Kawazu-cho in the Izu Peninsula is the birth place of the Kawazu Zakura, where there is a street lined with Kawazu Zakura trees

Level 4 Donor Benefits

  • One (1) 64th Souvenir Book                                                                                                              
  • Recognition on CBF website
  • Recognition in Souvenir Book
  • Recognition in Festival Ball Program                                                                                                  
  • Two (2) Contestant Reception Tickets
  • plus: Two (2) Festival Ball VIP Premium Seating Ticket
  • plus: Two (2) Closing Ceremony Ticket