Help strengthen American-Japanese ties and nurture appreciation for Japan and its people, culture, history, and language.


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Dear Friend,

Thank you for your interest in Laurasian Institution. Since 1990, our not-for-profit has provided education and exchange opportunities focusing on the promotion of Japanese language and culture in U.S. schools and communities. We have been honored to operate programs sponsored by both the U.S. Department of State (USDOS) and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and delighted to share in the linguistic and cultural discoveries of countless participants.

Through our programming, each year Laurasian impacts more individuals than any other U.S.-Japan non-governmental exchange organization. We’ve always felt fortunate for all the Laurasian community gives to make our work possible. Whether it's an American elementary school that opens its doors to an assistant teacher of Japanese, a Japanese high school that welcomes U.S. teens with much fanfare, or a volunteer host family on either side of the Pacific making an exchange student feel right at home, so many people who believe in the importance of inter-cultural learning and strong U.S.-Japan ties bring us closer to our vision.

Perhaps that’s why over the course of our 30 years, we have not regularly asked the Laurasian community to give financially. That said, we have also come to appreciate that everyone can give in different ways. Of course, there are those in the Laurasian community so inspiringly committed to our work, mission, and participants that they wish to give in as many ways as possible.

For this reason, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for anyone to make a donation to Laurasian—if that’s how they are able to support our work. By following the below link, you can make a tax-deductible donation to Laurasian Institution for as little or as much as you feel able. All it takes is a few clicks and a credit card. Once finished, you will receive a confirmation that PAX Laurasian Exchange is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization together with a confirmation of the amount of your donation for use at tax time.

Wondering how Laurasian will use your donation? There are three main ways, and the choice is yours.

1) The Jackson Bailey Scholarship | Sponsor American youth interested in Japan and the Japanese language by contributing to the Jackson Bailey Scholarship. Laurasian Institution offers the Jackson Bailey Scholarship to qualified American middle school and high school students. Named for the late Japan scholar, Professor Jackson Bailey of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, the scholarship exists to make study in Japan–through the New Perspectives: Japan (NP:J) program–a reality for students who otherwise might not be able to participate.

2) Japanese Exchange Participants in U.S. | Support our efforts to introduce and deepen appreciation for Japanese language and culture in U.S. communities. While the Jackson Bailey Scholarship could be understood as supporting American youth to visit Japan, this option puts your donation to work for Japanese participants of all ages who travel to communities throughout the U.S. to share Japanese language and culture.

3) Overall Health of the Organization | When it comes to expanding appreciation for Japan and its people, culture, history, and language, your goal is our goal. By choosing this option, you’ll be putting your donation wherever it is most needed at this time.

Once again, however you are able to give, know that it is greatly appreciated—by our staff and participants alike—and brings us closer to our vision of a global community of people who are open minded and appreciate cultural differences.

Thank you for your interest and consideration.

Bradley Signature 8Dec2014 
Bradley Smith
President & CEO