About Us
Kari Yatkowski

Founder and President
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.
Dream no small dream for they have the power to move the hearts of man.
~ Goethe
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