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Impact Investing attracts new resources

We've unlocked a portion of our endowed assets for financial & social returns, in support of nonprofit projects
by Sakura Takano, Director of Community Assets & Impact Investing Rotary Charities has been in the business of regional grantmaking for 42 years, deploying over $60 million ……

Meet Sakura Takano, Rotary Charities' new CEO

Sakura's experience, community leadership, and vision for the future of the organization solidified her selection. 
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Sakura Takano has been selected as the new CEO of Rotary Charities of Traverse City. After a national search that produced nearly 50 ap……

Looking Back and Moving Forward

A note from Sakura Takano, CEO, on Rotary Charities' direction, and an invitation for coffee & conversation on July 14, 2021.
In 2016, Rotary Charities began a journey to explore how it might make more durable, lasting and broad impacts on the communities we serve. This journey started with deep reflectio……

From Charity to Changemaker: An Equity Imperative

Five years ago, Rotary Charities began a journey to shift our focus from charity to changemaking in an effort to better help our region tackle our most complex problems and create community assets for all. We have much work ahead.
“Philanthropy is commendable but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.” - Dr. Mart……