ISC Fundraiser Draws Crowd of Supporters, JASC & KASC Alumni

JASCers Kei Koizumi, JASC 42 & 43 (1990 & 1991) and Micah Green, JASC 41 & 42 (1989 & 1990) reunite at the event.

On November 21, 2013, International Student Conferences (ISC) held the Thanks For Giving Fundraiser in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. The event was well attended by alumni of JASC and KASC and supporters of both programs. One of the highlights of the evening was a Japanese sake and Korean makkoli tasting provided by Michael J. Simpkin of MJS Sake Selections.

Sake Sommelier Michael J. Simkin explains the origin and taste of the sake and makkoli selection.

Jazz music was also provided throughout the evening by Superior Cling. More about the band is available at

Addresses were given by Kristy Holch, JASC 38 (1986) and Chairman of the ISC Board of Directors, Yuuki Shinomiya, ISC Executive Director, Anna Zeng, JASC 66 (2014) AEC Chair, Nae Won, KASC 7 (2014) KEC Chair, and Minister Ohtaka of the Japanese Embassy in Washington.

Kristy Holch, JASC 38 (1986) and Chairman of the ISC Board of Directors, addresses the audience.

Minister Ohtaka gives a toast to JASC and KASC.

More pictures from the event are available on the JASC Flickr page. ISC hopes to host many more events in 2014 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of JASC and the establishment of an ISC presence in Korea.