We are pleased to introduce our newest Sakura Foundation Board Members: Alex Kimata, Kara Miyagishima, Nick Moskevich, and Gary Yamashita. Their professionalism, wealth of experience and commitment to the Japanese and Japanese American community will be instrumental in furthering the mission of Sakura Foundation. Born and raised in the Denver Metro Area, Alex Kimata has [...]
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Levitt Pavilion, in partnership with Japanese Arts Network, presents Japan Fest 2023 - a community-driven and multi-disciplinary festival of Japanese culture in Colorado featuring a concert from Japanese American Hip-Hop artist Lyrics Born. Performances will celebrate music, cultural traditions, and heritage through genre-bending live music, dance, and aerial performances. Artists include emcee and beat-maker 3Two, [...]
Joe Ozaki, Board President since 2014, has retired from Sakura Foundation. Here are some thoughts he shared about his time on the board. “Being on the Sakura Foundation Board has allowed me to be part of the transition of Sakura Square, an entity created by members of the Tri-State Buddhist Temples. I became a member [...]
Chibi no Gakkō, is a Japanese American Heritage School that provides children the opportunity to explore the Japanese American (JA) experience in a fun, “hands on” way. Come visit with the teachers at this FREE Open House on Sunday, Sept 24 from 11:30am - 2:00pm and learn more about the programming while enjoying light refreshments. [...]
Whew - what a weekend! Sakura Foundation and Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple co-presented the 49th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival on June 17th and 18th at Sakura Square. It takes many months of planning and many hands to present a festival of this size. It brings us great pleasure and pride to share our Japanese and Japanese [...]
We congratulate Kristi Case, Amanda Charness, and Koji Inouye for the success they achieved in high school and their well-deserved scholarships from Sakura Foundation! Many thanks to the Japanese American Community Graduation Program for their partnership to support the youth in the JA community. We wish these hard working students all the best as [...]
With your amazing support, 2022 was a year of progress, growth, and productivity! We are pleased to share our 2022 Community Report, which provides highlights of how our mission was lived last year. We are proud of the impact Sakura Foundation makes in our community and are grateful to the many people who have joined us on this fulfilling journey. [...]
Rose Community Foundation launched new giving circles, which democratizes philanthropy and allows members to have joint decision making regardless of how much each person donates. The Rose Community Foundation recently began their first cohort of Generation Now Circle, a giving circle that includes a diverse group of 25-40 year old individuals. Because of this opportunity, [...]
MGLP Class of 2023: L to R Drew Matsushima, Tiffany Lin and Maile Cutter Sakura Foundation is pleased to announce the members of the MGLP Class of 2023: Drew Matsushima, Tiffany Lin, and Maile Cutter! We look forward to getting to know these young professionals who are enthusiastic, bright and eager to immerse [...]
At the December 2022 board meeting, Sakura Foundation officially adopted the following Land Acknowledgement which will be read at our meetings, events, and programming going forward: “Sakura Foundation honors and acknowledges that the land on which we operate is the traditional territory of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Peoples. We also recognize the 48 contemporary [...]