The Hakone Foundation hosted a successful fundraising gala Sept. 16 to benefit Hakone Estate and Gardens grounds and Japanese cultural programs.

The board honored Cole Wilbur, Trustee and Past President of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, who played a key role in establishing the Hakone Foundation in 2000.

Pictured left to right: Saratoga Council member Howard Miller, Council member Emily Lo, Mayor Mary-Lynne Bernald, Honoree Cole Wilbur, Grace Wilbur, Hakone Foundation Chairperson Ann Waltonsmith.


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