August 2018 Board Message

We Greatly Value the Unique and Contributing Role of Families! We Value Intergenerational Connectedness Summer can be a time, especially here in the United States, when families gather to reconnect and strengthen family bonds.  These family reunions encourage us to make the effort necessary to spend time with our family members, to grow closer to…

Stewardship at Home

In just a few short weeks I will be graduating from university with a bachelor’s degree in Family Life Studies. As I pursued my degree, I focused as much of my education as possible on the intersection of money and marriage. I began with the hypothesis that if a person could manage their resources, they…

November 2017 Board Message

The Family: Source of Intergenerational Power Recently, I attended a wedding reception for a family friend. I was struck by the deliberate and intentional ways that this family has held onto their own family culture. The celebration included specific elements celebrating their blended heritage, from traditional Polish dances to Italian dishes. Cousins, aunts, uncles, and…

Meet Big Ocean: Ann Takasaki, Chairwoman of the Board

Elizabeth Ann Inouye Takasaki is a third generation Japanese-American born in Richfield, Utah to Buddhist parents. Ann graduated from Brigham Young University with several degrees, including Dance, Psychology, and English and also studied for a graduate degree at UCLA in music therapy. Education is very important to Ann. She served an LDS mission in Sendai, Japan, where she…