Donations and Sponsorships


As a non-profit organization, the Pacific Bonsai Expo relies on your generous contributions to provide visitors with the best possible experience. To learn more about our budget for the 2024 event, view our Financials. To directly support our goals of promoting an appreciation for beautiful bonsai, follow the link below to:

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Sponsor and Donor Benefits

Donors at the $250 level will receive one ticket to the Friday Evening Reception. Donors at the $500 level will receive two tickets to the Friday reception. Sponsors at the $1000 level receive two tickets to the Friday reception and two weekend passes.


The Pacific Bonsai Expo provides sponsorship opportunities that allow us to expand our activities and improve the visitor experience at our events. The following sponsorships are available for the 2024 Expo.

  • Friday Evening Reception Sole Sponsor
    • Christopher Bently/Bonsai Empire
  • Hotel Shuttle - Sole Sponsor: $5,000
  • Hotel Shuttle Sponsor: $1,000 - $2,000
  • Shuttle to Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt Lead Sponsor
    • Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt
  • Shuttle to Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt: $1,000 - $2,000
  • Concourse Presentation Area Lead Sponsor
    • American Bonsai Society
  • Concourse Presentation Area: $1,000 - $2,000
  • Program - Sole Sponsor: $5,000
  • Program: $1,000 - $2,000
  • Exhibit Catalog - Sole Sponsor: $25,000
  • Exhibit Catalog: $1,000 - $5,000

Contact the organizers using the contact form below to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

Award Sponsorships

Category prize sponsorships are available for $1,000. The following awards are available:

  • Shohin - Joshua Roth
  • Medium - San Diego Bonsai Club
  • Large Broadleaf Evergreen - PT Bonsai
  • Large Conifer - PT Bonsai
  • Large Deciduous - PT Bonsai
  • Extra-Large Broadleaf Evergreen - Joshua Roth
  • Extra-Large Conifer - Kimura Bonsai Nursery
  • Extra-Large Deciduous -  Available
  • Best In Show - Golden State Bonsai Federation

The Best in Show award is again sponsored by the Golden State Bonsai Federation. Their continued support is a big part of our success!

If you are interested in sponsoring an award, please contact the organizers using the form below.

Our Benefactors

We recognize our event Benefactors for contributing $1,000 or more to the event.

  • Anonymous
  • Bonsai Society of Portland
  • Christopher Bently
  • Douglas Bradley and Linda Breedon
  • Joe Graviss
  • Alexander Hoffman
  • International Bonsai Arboretum - William N. Valavanis
  • Mark Levinstein

Our Supporters

We recognize our event Supporters for contributing $250 or more to the event. Donors at the Supporter or Benefactor level are welcome to join us for a sneak peak of the Exhibit at the Friday Evening Reception.

  • Jeff Ammons
  • Vicki Auth
  • Kenneth Buechele
  • Charles Causey
  • Young Choe
  • Sally Cotter
  • Daniel Dugi
  • Pam Grassmidt
  • Marylou Heslet
  • Maryann Hinden
  • Dustin Ho
  • Ellen Keneshea
  • Jeremy Koch
  • Diane Matzen
  • Diana Merrick
  • Carl Morimoto
  • Amin Motahead
  • Camille Newton
  • James Nolan
  • Carol Novak
  • Reid Parham
  • Brandon Roberts
  • Susan Ronan
  • Janet Roth
  • Doyle Saito
  • David Scheltema
  • Gary Ostoich
  • Shirley Quan
  • Mark Thal
  • Phiroze Titina
  • Michael Webb

Our Donors

We recognize our donors for their generous contributions up to $250.

  • Justo Avila
  • Michael Choi
  • Tom Fincel
  • John Keel
  • Jeff Mayer

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