Educational Institutions

Kyoto Symposium Organization

  • La Jolla, CA
  • www.kyotoprize-us.org

Mission Statement

To celebrate the lifetime contributions of the new Kyoto Prize Laureates, provide education and education support to the San Diego/SO.California/Baja CA. region, and to continue to build the outreach throughout North America of the goals of the Inamori Foundation.

Main Programs

  1. Kyoto Prize Symposium On Campus Presentations
  2. Student Busing
  3. Scholarship Program
  4. Post-Symposia Workshops
  5. North American Program Delivery and Awareness
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Focus on San Diego County and Tijuana

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer since 2004

Self-reported

Mr. Richard H. Davis

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Also Known As

Kyoto Prize Symposium

EIN

20-3117897

 Number

1715220560

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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1. Overall successful Kyoto Prize Symposium the week of March 11-15, 2013 - the 12th annual Kyoto Prize Symposium (KPS). 2. Busing of over 750 high school students to Kyoto Prize Laureate presentations at SDSU, UCSD and USD. 3. Successful awarding of six major ($10,000) college scholarships to San Diego & Tijuana high school seniors - along with 27 other finalist and semi-finalist awards to San Diego seniors. 4. Successful publicity throughout North America of both the (November) Kyoto Prize program in Kyoto and the Kyoto Prize Symposium program (March) in San Diego. 5. Always challenging, but successful fundraising to support overall KPS programs.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Kyoto Prize Symposium On Campus Presentations

Every November 10, in Kyoto, Japan, the Inamori Foundation awards the Kyoto Prize to two laureates in the sciences and on in the humanities. (They each receive $500,000, a gold medal, a gold medal - and participate in a week of presentations, workshops, and student visits.) San Diego is privileged every March to host a similar array of programs for San Diego students, the region as a whole, and all of North America. (San Diego is uniquely honored to be the only host in North America for the Kyoto Prize Symposium.) The overall Kyoto Prize Symposium provides scholarships, special seminars and other community interaction. The cornerstone of the Kyoto Prize Symposium is the On Campus Presentation program. UCSD, SDSU, and USD each host one of the laureates for an audience of 500 - 1,000 attendees. Past laureates include architects such as Tadao Ando and Renzo Piano, scientists such as Jane Goodall and Shinya Yamanaka, and performing arts notables such as Pina Bausch.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

Other Named Groups

Budget

200,000.00

Program 2

Student Busing

The Kyoto Prize Symposium buses approximately 1000 students every year to the March on-campus programs at UCSD, SDSU and USD. For many students, the interaction with a Laureate is the academic highlight of their school year. Perhaps the most cost-effective part of the Kyoto Prize Symposium, only space limitations on each campus limit the number of attendees/participants. (KSO also uses web sites and streaming to provide access to non-attendees - and archive the presentations for future student and teacher use.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Hispanics

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 3

Scholarship Program

High school seniors in San Diego and Tijuana are offered: - Three $10,000 scholarships for San Diego seniors applying to/matriculating at four year colleges. (Program is managed in concert with The San Diego Foundation, using their common application. The Foundation ultimately must approve KSO selections and transmits funds to the students' universities. (TSDF also manages three $1,000 finalist scholarships for "2nd place" in each of three Laureate categories). - Three $10,000 (U.S.) scholarships for Tijuana seniors, selected by and in concert with FIC (TSDF's Tijuana counterpart - the Fundacion Internacional de la Communidad A.C.) - Three $500 scholarships for "third place", directly granted by KSO to San Diego area high school seniors. - 21 "semi-finalist" $100 awards to San Diego area high school students , directly granted by KSO. In addition, the Inamori Foundation (responsible for the Kyoto Prize) grants $50,000 each year to four San Diego university co-hosts - the three presentation universities (UCSD, SDSU and USD) and PLNU. PLNU, UCSD and SDSU directly grant all of their funding to their university students (typically awards of $5000 each - ten per campus.)

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Other Named Groups

Hispanics

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 4

Post-Symposia Workshops

Laureates are encouraged (but not required) to provide additional presentations to high school teachers, high school students and college/post-doc university students.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 5

North American Program Delivery and Awareness

With community volunteer support and added assistance from the Inamori Foundation, Kyocera Corporation, university co-hosts and corporate sponsors, we work to generate national publicity at these key times: June announcement of the new Laureates (this year on June 21, 2013 in the fields of music, electronics and evolutionary biology) November 10 week awarding of the Kyoto Prizes in Kyoto, with related events similar to what we provide in San Diego Kyoto Prize Symposium in San Diego - next scheduled for the week of March 17, 2014

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Other Named Groups

Budget

100,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Focus on San Diego County and Tijuana

Funding Needs

1. Fundraising to maintain current programs ($600,00 annual budget) for Laureate travel/presentations, student scholarships and busing, etc. 2. Fundraising to expand education outreach (anywhere from $30,000 for basic printed materials and rough documentaries to $150,000 for more polished, "air quality" documentaries and education outreach. 3. Fundraising to increase scholarship grants. 4. Steady expansion of involvement from scholarship committee, advisory board, host committee

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Kyoto Symposium Organization
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Principal Officer

Mr. Richard H. Davis

BIO

Dick Davis has served as the Executive Director of the Kyoto Symposium Organization since its founding in 2004. For 15 years he has been active as a Japan Society volunteer, serving aspresident and chairman for several years. His first significant work involvement with Japan began when he became CEO of the San Diego Economic Development Corporation. During four years at EDC he helped recruit over 30 US and Japanese firms to the San Diego/Tijuana region, including the first Japanese maquiladoras. He has been recognized for his strong contributions to Japan-U.S. relations by a variety of Japanese and U.S. groups. Dick earned his AB in politics at Princeton - and his MBA from Harvard. His first experience in East Asia was at Osan, Korea, where he served as an Artillery Air Defense Lieutenant. He joined downtown Rotary in 1979, where his classification is ""management consultant - business."" He has authored both a book by Praeger and an article for the Harvard Business Review on the Strategic Management of Not-for-Profit Organizations. Dick and his wife Jan have lived in La Jolla for 37 years. She teaches Asian Studies and World History at Cathedral Catholic High School. They have two children and three grandchildren.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. David C. Doyle

Morrison Foerster

Term: July 2011 - June

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