Former California Humanities Board Chair Nancy Takahashi Hatamiya displayed a passion and enthusiasm for public service, an abiding devotion to her community, and boundless energy that touched and inspired everyone around her.
Nancy, who passed away last year, dedicated her life to public service as a champion of children, civil rights, and education. In recognition of her extraordinary service to Cal Humanities, we have established a memorial fund to honor her inspiring legacy.
“Nancy was gracious, thoughtful, and smart–an incredible friend and colleague, and truly a luminary,” said Ralph Lewin, Cal Humanities President and CEO. “It is with great sadness that we mark her passing, and with profound love and respect that we honor her memory and the spirit of her life’s work.”
Making a gift is simple. Please visit https://calhum.org/connect/donate or click on the button below. Please note in the comments section online that your gift is in memory of Nancy Hatamiya.
Nancy provided extraordinary leadership to ensure a greater future for our organization. The memorial fund honors her legacy and recognizes the contributions of others who share Nancy’s commitment to our vision of promoting ideas, connecting Californians, and ultimately creating A State of Open Mind.
Gifts and pledges received as of February 2013
Lon, George, and Jon Hatamiya
Michelle Weiss and David Bunch
George M. and Regina L. Chu
Marleen de Groot
Robert Feyer and Marsha Cohen
Mark L. Friedman and Marjorie Solomon Friedman
Norman and Diana Kado
Nancy P., Charles R. and Erik W. Ostrom
Mary Anne Sayler
Robert C. Tse and Yumi L. Sera
Charlene Wear Simmons and Dan Simmons