The guests enjoy bites by Nishino and special wines from the Arakawa collection

In a garden high above the banks of Lake Washington, Tateuchi Center friends and family gathered at the home of Concert Hall naming donors Mino and Yoko Arakawa. The family’s 2016 catalytic, visionary leadership gift drew support from other families and awarded Tateuchi Center’s most prominent feature with their highly regarded name.

The Arakawa family graciously opened the doors of their beautiful Medina home to share their excitement for everything Tateuchi Center will bring alive for our community. Guests toasted with special wines from their private collection, enjoyed sumptuous bites from Nishino’s, and got the inside scoop on the Capital Campaign’s progress.

The garden party brought people together to celebrate some of the important milestones along the road to building Tateuchi Center. Our Board Chair Alex Smith thanked the Arakawas for leading the way toward realizing the vision for Tateuchi Center. Eric Stelter, our Building Committee Chair, discussed the work underway to update the building’s plans as a crucial step necessary for the Board’s 2018 vote to authorize groundbreaking.

Tateuchi Center’s architect, Norm Pfeiffer, noted his professional and personal commitment to seeing this project through. Professionally, Pfeiffer Partners embedded all their best ideas in our design which Norm wants to see realized. Personally, he looks forward to his Kirkland-based grandchildren attending Tateuchi Center events. Campaign Chair Cathi Hatch reported on the community’s generosity which brings the amount raised to 64.7% of the total goal!

A huge Thank You to the Arakawa family for continuing to demonstrate their commitment to the project. Please consider joining them in making Tateuchi Center a reality. Together, we can get it built, open, and serving our families, neighbors, and community!

Masayo and Mino Arakawa share why they support Tateuchi Center with Leena & Mel Sturman

Yoko Arakawa thanks Roberta Weymouth for sharing her passion for Tateuchi Center