On Friday March 3, 2023, JMSA hosted its first Benefactor’s Appreciation Reception at the Yale Club. The reception brought together the JMSA board members, members and generous donors as well as some prospective donors. The standing dinner/cocktail style reception made it conducive for the guests to have a chance to connect and network. The purpose of the reception was to thank the generous benefactors for their support of JMSA as well as to give a chance for JMSA to update the donors and prospective donors about our current programs. JMSA President, Maki Kano welcomed the guests and noted that JMSA is very fortunate to have many donors who have supported JMSA’s programs over the years. She mentioned that JMSA sincerely hopes the donors can also help us to take an active part in spreading the word about JMSA and the good work that it does. The 10-minute video about JMSA’s history, present and future was shown that summarized JMSA’s programs. The event, which was very well attended with over 50 guests, was a great success and JMSA hopes to make this donor appreciation reception an annual event.