Donor Spotlight: Yuka Hashimoto of MUFG
February 2, 2021
Midori & Friends is grateful to have the generous support of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). As a loyal contributor, MUFG ensures thousands of NYC students have access to music education despite the challenges of remote learning.
“I grew up learning about Midori and I vividly remember when she performed at my high school. Who would have thought that 25 years later, I would have the honor to support and work alongside her to provide music education to deserving students in NYC. It’s been such a humbling experience and I could not be more proud of the hard working staff, incredibly respected board members, loyal supporters, and the wonderful students who are the fabric of this amazing organization.” —Yuka Hashimoto
Yuka Hashimoto is the Vice President of MUFG. Yuka graduated from Keio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Commerce with a major in Marketing. Upon graduation, she joined Lehman Brothers Japan and few years later, became their Philanthropy Coordinator. Yuka then moved to New York to attend New York University, where she earned a MS degree in Philanthropy and Fundraising. She briefly worked for the Japanese government giving grants to organizations in the U.S. who promoted Japanese culture. She joined MUFG in 2011 in Corporate Communications department and now works for Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas. Yuka is the relationship manager for their Foundation covering NYC, NJ, Atlanta, Chicago, Texas, Arizona, and North Carolina. She also manages bank wide volunteer engagement initiatives.
In her free time, Yuka enjoys playing golf, practicing Pilates, going to the US Open tennis tournaments, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family. She resides in Westchester county with her husband, 5 year old son, and 18 months old daughter.