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Help Us Help Youth!

In Japanese culture, tortoises symbolize good luck, support, and longevity. In order to ensure the longevity of our More Opportunities to Reach Youth (MORY) program, which provides a Morikami Museum experience for underserved children in our community, we’ve partnered with The Batchelor Foundation for a unique fundraising challenge. The Foundation will match, dollar for dollar, all cash donations up to $50,000 for a total combined goal of $100,000!

Help us reach this important challenge by making your contribution today and The Batchelor Foundation will double your donation.

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Your support will have a lifelong impact on a deserving child. Please make your donation today and give these children a Morikami summer they’ll never forget!

Donate $1–$4: Be entered to win a pair of tickets to Hatsume Fair 2017.

Donate $5–$9: Be entered to win a pair of tickets to our iconic Lantern Festival.

Donate $10 or more: Be entered to win a Morikami Membership or a renewal of your existing membership.

About More Opportunities to Reach Youth (MORY)

Kids from all over South Florida are diving into Morikami’s “More Opportunities to Reach Youth” (MORY) program, offering entertaining Japanese cultural activities throughout the summer. MORY provides unique opportunities for children to expand their knowledge of Japanese culture while exploring and having fun. The grant-funded program invites groups of students from non-profit organizations to participate in Morikami’s Summer Tour Plus program, a two-hour experience including a guided tour of the museum and exciting activities, as well as the opportunity to explore Roji-en, Morikami’s expansive Japanese gardens. The interactive program introduces children of all ages to the museum’s Japanese art objects and artifacts.

About The Batchelor Foundation

The Batchelor Foundation is among the top corporate foundations in Florida, ranking number 2, with assets of $392,570,243 (2015). Established in 1990 in Florida, The Batchelor Foundation primarily gives to organizations in Miami and South Florida. The Foundation supports food banks and organizations involved with arts and culture, education, the environment, animals and wildlife, health, human services, and economically disadvantaged people. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to engage in medical research and provide care for childhood diseases; and promote study, preservation, and public awareness of the natural environment.

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