Kari Yatkowski is the Founder and President of Haven Charitable
Foundation, a private family foundation established with the objective of
providing vital resources to assist non-profit agencies to make lasting
changes. Kari moved to the Valley from South Dakota and attended
Arizona State University, achieving her Bachelors of Science in Business
with a degree Supply Chain Management. This year, Kari launched
Corporate Citizen, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) consulting
company that provides corporate giving strategies to companies,
executives and philanthropists.
In addition to her responsibilities of leading Haven Charitable Foundation
and CEO of Corporate Citizen, Kari is active in charitable causes in the
Valley. Kari is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Homeward Bound,
a transitional housing program for families with children. She also serves
as the Title Sponsor of the agency's program Give A Child A Chance, which
funds each family's basic needs. Kari founded Homeward Bound's
signature event A Derby Affair and that event has raised over $2 million in
the past 6 years. Homeward Bound is honoring Kari at this year's Old Bags
Luncheon in November.
Kari is also Co-Chairman of the Capital Campaign for Banner MD Anderson
Cancer Center with a goal of raising 40 million dollars. She also serves on
the Suns Charities Board of Directors and the Heart Ball Committee, where
she served as Vice-Chairman of the Ball in 2007. Most recently, Kari was
selected to participate in Avon's Women and Justice Domestic Violence
Initiative under Sandra Day O'Connor at the O'Connor House. In 2010, Kari
served as Beach Ball Chairman for Phoenix Children's Hospital benefiting
PCH's Neuroscience Program. In addition, she supports numerous other
causes including Gabriel's Angels, YMCA, Cardon Children's Hospital, New
Hope Center, Liberty Wildlife, Childhelp and AZ Kidney Foundation
Women's Board among others.
In addition, Kari's other notable achievements include being named Most
Influential Woman in the Valley in 2010 and 2011 Women Who Move the
Valley by AZ Foothills Magazine. She was honored as a 2009 "Women Who
Care" presented by Phoenix Theater. Kari has broadened her influence in
the Valley by graduating in 2010 from Valley Leadership Class 31, AZ
Leaderforce: Collaboration For A New Century and is an active member of
ASU Women in Philanthropy.
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