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American Judicature Society receives $100,000 in donations

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L-R: American Judicature Society Treasurer Russell Lau, Chairman Lawrence Okinaga, Secretary and Executive Director Sylvia Yuen, and Vice Chair Ivan Lui-Kwan, receive a check for $100,000 raised through a fundraising initiative spearheaded by BlackSand Capital Founder, Chairman and CEO BJ Kobayashi. (Photo courtesy: American Judicature Society)

Several organizations and individuals have donated a total of $100,000 to the American Judicature Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the integrity of the American justice system and providing public education to enhance understanding of the judicial process.  

BJ Kobayashi, who serves as the American Judicature Society finance committee chair, spearheaded the fundraising campaign to support American Judicature Society’s mission of promoting an independent, qualified judiciary and a fair system of justice.

The companies and foundations that participated in this effort included:

  • ʻAlohilani Resort Waikīkī
  • BlackSand Capital, LLC 
  • Donald Carson
  • Patrick Deming
  • Eastdil Secured, L.L.C.
  • The A.C. Kobayashi Family Foundation, Inc.
  • James Muhlfeld
  • Munger Tolles & Olson
  • Louis Stervinou
  • Sullivan Law Group, LLC; 
  • Van Konynenburg Foundation

“I was inspired by Larry, who made a substantial monetary pledge from the Okinaga Ohana Fund to support American Judicature Society,” Kobayashi said.  “When I shared about Larry’s personal commitment and the important mission of AJS with my family and colleagues, they wanted to do their part to help out even though it is a challenging economic climate for everyone.”

For more information about the American Judicature Society and how to contribute, visit: americanjudicaturesociety.org.


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