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Meet Sakura Foundation Staff

Gary M. Yamashita, Executive Director As Executive Director of Sakura Foundation, Gary oversees the mission of the nonprofit to promote Japanese heritage and culture through programs, grants and scholarships in the community. He is also CEO of Sakura Square LLC, responsible for overseeing the operations, strategic planning and leadership of the organization.  Additionally, he serves [...]

Meet Sakura Foundation Staff2019-03-28T13:29:04-06:00

Enriching the Community One Grant at a Time

The Sakura Foundation Grant Program supported Japan America Society of Colorado’s Annual Kite Festival. Sakura Foundation’s Community Grant Program has been proudly supporting the Japanese, Japanese American and Asian American communities to offer meaningful programming, event and activities which take place within the State of Colorado.   Past recipients of Sakura Foundation grants are Japanese [...]

Enriching the Community One Grant at a Time2019-03-28T13:30:09-06:00

Meet the Staff of Sakura Foundation

Gary M. Yamashita, Executive Director As Executive Director of Sakura Foundation, Gary oversees the mission of the nonprofit to promote Japanese heritage and culture through programs, grants and scholarships in the community. He is also CEO of Sakura Square LLC, responsible for overseeing the operations, strategic planning and leadership of the organization.  Additionally, he serves [...]

Meet the Staff of Sakura Foundation2019-02-25T10:00:56-06:00

Meet Sakura Foundation’s Executive Committee

Joe Ozaki, President   Joe’s most rewarding experience on the Sakura Foundation Board was being involved with the transition of Tri-State Buddhist Church Apartments, lnc. (TSBCAI) to Sakura Foundation. This involved the pay-off of TSBCAI’s 40-year HUD loan and a change in its nonprofit subsidized housing status to a public charity, i.e. Sakura Foundation, with [...]

Meet Sakura Foundation’s Executive Committee2019-03-28T13:47:52-06:00

History of Sakura Foundation

Sakura Square has been a central gathering place for the Japanese American community to celebrate our heritage, culture and arts for multiple generations in the Rocky Mountain Region. The Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple (TS/DBT) has long been an important component of the block, located here since 1947. Throughout the years,  there has always been a strong [...]

History of Sakura Foundation2019-03-28T13:31:45-06:00