over $40,000 donated
since KotoriCon started in 2010!
This event is run by students at Rowan College at Gloucester County in the Japanese Anime Guild+ not only for fun, but to raise money for various local and worldwide charities.
What money goes to charity?
Every year we run a Charity Auction. All items in the auction are donated. Please include the charity auction on your plans for the day. You can find amazing items found nowhere else. In 2017 our charity Auction brought in over $1,900 for charity.
Artists and Dealers
All the fees paid by artists and dealers are sent to charity. In addition, these generous artists and dealers donate items to the Charity Auction! In 2017 these fees generated over $4,000 for charity.
We give free space to Rowan College at Gloucester County student clubs including the Japanese Anime Guild+ and the Science Club. Proceeds from their sales are donated to charities.
Proceeds from Tickets
Once the dust settles and the bills are paid, proceeds are sent to a variety of charitable organizations selected by the students. Many of our Guests waive their appearance fees, and some cover all their own expenses to allow for more money left to go to the charities.
Some people donate extra when they purchase their tickets, go to our tea room, or just when they stop by the Japanese Anime Guild table.
The students organize additional charity fundrasing events throughout the year as well as donate their time to projects that help groups in the area.
KotoriCon: 2019 Charities
Kotoricon Scholarship Endowment
This endowment supports students who have dedicated their time and skills to community service and embrace the spirit of volunteerism. It is open to Rowan College at Gloucester County students. The Japanese Anime Guild is building this endowment so the scholarship will be perpetual. It is administered by the Rowan College Foundation at Gloucester County and recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee of the College Assembly.
More to be announced soon!