Oct 2, 2017

Sylff Association fund-raising for Mexico earthquake

Dear Sylff Association members,

I am writing to fellow members of the Sylff Association to invite you to join me in supporting fellows at Colmex (El Colegio de México) who are working to help the victims of the September 19 Mexico earthquake.

I am announcing a fund-raising campaign for our Colmex colleagues so they may play an even more proactive role in offering relief to local residents.

The Tokyo Foundation (Sylff Association secretariat) is donating 50,000 US dollars for this cause, and I urge each one of you to pitch in with whatever you can afford.

We have set up a special bank account to receive your donations, as outlined below. The total amount donated will be transferred to Colmex after October 31, so please be sure the donations reach the account by that date.

  • Account name: The Tokyo Foundation Sylff Colmex Earthquake Relief Fund
  • Account holder’s address: 1-2-2 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo 107-0052 Japan
  • Bank name: The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
  • Branch name: Shintomicho 
  • Branch number: 749
  • Bank address: 1-18-1, Shintomicho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0033 Japan
  • Account number: 7127240
  • Swift code: BOTKJPJT

* Please kindly send your donations in US dollars. The transfer charge for the sending bank will not be refunded. The charges for the receiving bank will be covered by Tokyo Foundation.

For more details, click here.

Your donations will be used to support Colmex fellows and other members who have provided food and supplies to rescuers and affected families in the immediate aftermath of the quake. We will subsequently publish a report on how your donations were used on the Sylff website.

The Sylff Association is a global community ready to come to the aid of those in need, wherever they may be. I look forward to your generous support.

Yohei Sasakawa
Chairman of the Sylff Association