Kari Yatkowski’s career features more than twenty years as a strategic leader with a unique, dual perspective of the corporate arena combined with extensive collaboration in the nonprofit sector.
In 2003, Kari founded and has managed Haven Charitable Foundation, a private family foundation that provides vital resources, time and leadership aimed at helping non-profit agencies make lasting changes. In January of 2012 Kari launched Corporate Citizen, LLC which provides companies with strategies that guide businesses through every facet of corporate responsibility initiatives; from planning and implementation to stakeholder engagement and sustainability reporting.
In addition to her responsibilities as CEO of Haven Charitable Foundation and Corporate Citizen, Kari has worked with more than 100 nonprofits and has held numerous leadership roles that impacted fundraising efforts—grossing over 50 million dollars. Most recently, Kari was named Co-Chairman of the capital campaign for Banner MD Anderson and chaired the Phoenix Suns Charities annual fundraising gala. She is also immediate past Chairman of the Board of Homeward Bound, founding chairman of A Derby Affair, and title sponsor of Give a Child a Chance.
Kari has been involved with Phoenix Children's Hospital, Halle Heart Children's Museum, Heart Ball, Arizona Women's Board, Valley Leadership Class 31, ASU Women in Philanthropy and O'Connor House. Kari is a graduate of the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU with a degree in Supply Chain Management. She is married to Paul and has three sons, Griffin, and twin boys, Tate and Tyler.