Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Sister Cities International September 2015 Donor Newsletter
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Citizen Diplomat Spotlight: Masashi Oka
Mr. Masashi Oka is the Executive Chairman of MUFG Americas and MUFG Union Bank, the top executive of MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) in the Americas. MUFG is Japan's largest bank and one of the world's largest financial institutions, with more than 1,100 offices in more than 40 countries, and with a presence spanning the Americas from Vancouver to Santiago and coast to coast.
Mr. Oka has long been committed to, and a strong advocate of, the global citizen diplomacy movement. Most recently he actively supported the Japanese Consulate of San Francisco and the Northern Chapter of Sister Cities International in launching the 100th sister city relationship between the State of California and Japan. In addition, MUFG Union Bank was the Title Corporate Sponsor of the 2014 SCI Annual Conference in San Jose, California.
Mr. Oka and MUFG Union Bank were honored with the Sister Cities International Corporate Citizen Diplomacy Award in 2015.
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The 2015 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference
The 2015 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference will connect 90 Chinese and hundreds of U.S. business leaders, government officials, and citizen diplomats in Chicago, October 22-23. The Conference will also celebrate the 30th Anniversaries of Chicago’s sister cities Shanghai and Shenyang and will provide best practices and networking opportunities for the continued success and growth of U.S.-China sister city partnerships.

Support the 2015 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference and be part of a wonderful event furthering ties between the U.S. and China! CLICK HERE to download the sponsorship packet detailing various sponsor levels.

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Support the 60th Annual Sister Cities International Conference in Washington, DCJuly 14-16, 2016!

Help us host the best Conference yet! Establish meaningful global connections and expand your network when you sponsor a portion of Sister Cities International's 60th Anniversary of promoting Peace through People.

CLICK HERE to download the sponsorship packet including sponsor levels and opportunities.
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Sister Cities International Giving
Visit to learn about all the different ways you can support Sister Cities International.

Keep an eye out for more information about our Annual Fund coming soon!
1956 Society 

Thank you to the 30members of the 1956 Society! Click here to view 1956 Society Members for 2015.
For just $1,956 per year, you can become a member of the 1956 Society. to learn more about the 1956 Society and other giving options.

CLICK HERE to donate now.
Honorary BoardIntern Fund

Thank you to the following generous donors for their contributions to the Honorary Board Intern Fund:
  • Tony Anderson
  • Fred Blanton
  • Carlo Capua
  • Ruth Hodges Fraser
  • Ann Galloway
  • Tom Gittens
  • Launa Kowalski
  • Sylvia Sass
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What are sister cities up to?
This week, Sister Cities International's President and CEO Mary D. Kane will be in Tacoma, Washington to greet Chinese President Xi Jinping. President Xi played an integral role in the sister city signing between Tacoma and Fuzhou in 1994 and is returning to his sister city before heading off on a tour of the U.S. Read more here:

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