Honoring Leadership

2011 © Tom Ikeda with Bill and Melinda Gates

4Culture would like to give a special shout-out to one of our Heritage Advisory Committee members, Tom Ikeda, who was recently honored by the Microsoft Alumni Foundation as a 2011 Integral Fellow. Congratulations Tom!

The Foundation fellowships celebrate former Microsoft employees who have used their talents, time, and resources to make a meaningful difference in the daily lives of others. Tom Ikeda was honored as the founding director of Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project, a digital archive committed to sharing the stories of Japanese Americans incarcerated by the U.S. government during World War II. Densho uses digital technology to preserve and make accessible firsthand accounts, historical images and teacher resources, which allow users to explore principles of democracy and promote equal justice.

4Culture has been proud to support the Densho project through our Heritage programs for many years, and are thrilled to have Tom’s expertise and innovation as a regular contributor to our all-volunteer Heritage Advisory Committee. For more information about 4Culture’s board and advisory committee members visit our “Leadership” section under “Who We Are” on our main website.