About Nancy Hatamiya Arts & Humanities Fund

The Nancy Hatamiya Arts & Humanities Fund is a special fund established to honor the memory of longtime California Humanities’ Board Member and Chair Nancy Kikuko Hatamiya, who passed away in 2012.
Nancy 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. In recognition of her extraordinary service to California Humanities, we honor her legacy with the Nancy Hatamiya Arts & Humanities Fund, designed to support projects that amplify the humanities though the visual and performing arts.  
Nancy’s son Jon Hatamiya, a musician, recalls that his mother “believed in the arts and humanities as integral vehicles for interpersonal understanding and cultural dialogue. Her enthusiasm has inspired me as a musician to seek those points of intersection between the arts and humanities and pursue the same values in my own career. I am thrilled that the memorial fund will honor her legacy by helping to provide the means for others to tell their unique stories as well!” 
The Arts & Humanities Fund will support projects that highlight those important connections between the arts and humanities that were so central to Nancy’s life.

Please join us in honoring Nancy’s memory as we build this fund and expand opportunities for artists and audiences throughout California.