Fundraising Committee

Mandate: to solicit and secure financial support


  • Annual individual donation campaign(s)
  • Corporate networking and solicitation
  • Special/gala fundraising events
  • Develops fundraising packages and database
  • Research both individuals and organizations to be targeted for fundraising solicitations
  • Donor recognition events
  • Actively participates in promoting the Society through any and all networking possibilities
  • Identifies potential sources of advertising revenue
  • Aid in the identification and development of public funding sources (ie. Government grants and foundations)

If you’d like to join this committee, please contact Emiko Morita at emiko [at] or 604.739.9388.

Current Members

Emiko Morita
Rebecca Ho
Asia Harvey
Edward Takayanagi
Cara Seccafien
Kohei Yoshino

Members’s Bios

Emiko Morita is a hapa sansei who has been active in Vancouver’s cultural scene for over 25 years; her earliest grassroots experiences include the Powell Street Festival and the Chinese Cultural Centre’s art event Racy/Sexy. As a book marketer, she had worked with some of Canada’s leading writers and served on the board of the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop.

Rebecca Ho is a Communications Officer for the Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University. She uses her skills in analytics, marketing, and communication to help students. She is proud to be a 4th generation Japanese Canadian and has attended many Powell Street Festivals in her youth.

Asia Harvey is a hapa yonsei Arts Administrator and Development Coordinator with a background in Art History.

Originally from Alberta, Edward Takayanagi attended university in Japan on the Monbusho Scholarship and lived in Kyoto for 4 years studying archaeology. He moved to Vancouver upon returning to Canada and attended Law School at UBC. After working for a Japanese plastics company for a number of years and practicing law in Vancouver, he is currently working Coast Mental Health Foundation. Edward has also been the president of the Vancouver Mokuyokai Society, is on the board of the Tomoe Arts Society and volunteers frequently with other community organizations.

Cara Seccafien has contributed to several organizations in Vancouver and Edmonton as an artist, designer, and community organizer. She is a co-founder and director of WePress Community Art Space and has recently been involved with Gallery Gachet and The Other Press in addition to Powell Street Festival Society. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Alberta in Edmonton and has since pursued artist residencies at Malaspina Printmaker’s Society in Vancouver and Paul Art Space in Missouri.