Vicki Yamasaki has been a long-time supporter of Marian University and has served on multiple fundraising committees and campaigns. She appreciates the way in which Marian integrates faith, transformative education, and leadership development to meet
the needs of the community.
All of our gifts come from our Heavenly Father and out of deep gratitude, Vicki gives back to the community in a variety of roles. Following her retirement from OneAmerica Financial Partners where she served as its Chief Risk Officer and led
strategy, she embarked on a mission to promote our Catholic faith and to provide outreach to those in need.
Vicki, chairwoman of Corpus Christi for Unity and Peace (“CUP”), founded the organization in 2020. CUP’s mission is to “Inspire Catholics to uphold and promote a culture that safeguards the dignity of the human person.” CUP
provides education and research to help Catholics defend their Catholic beliefs. CUP has grown quickly and includes members from throughout the nation and in several countries.
Prior to the launch of CUP, Vicki created and introduced a mentoring program for single mothers to The O’Connor House, a maternity home for homeless single pregnant moms. A strong proponent of mentoring, Vicki is part of the legacy leader
group for Pass the Torch for Women, an organization helping women recognize their value and dignity through mentoring. Vicki was honored as its Mentor of Year in 2019. Vicki is a former board member of The O’Connor House
and served as president and other leadership roles for several boards including Financial Executives International (FEI) Indianapolis, YWCA of Indianapolis and National MS of Indiana.
At Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church where Vicki worships, she is in her 21st year of serving as a catechist. There, she also provides outreach as a Stephen Minister and is a member of the Investment Committee. Vicki recently served on
the OLMC Re-Open Committee and Strategy Committee and served on Parish Council. She co-chaired the Gratitude strategic initiative for the parish.
Vicki, a CPA, launched her own business as President of Yamasaki ERM Solutions following her retirement as Chief Risk Officer for OneAmerica Financial Partners. She has over 35 years of experience, with particular emphasis in strategic planning,
insurance, problem-solving, risk management, and working collaboratively. The first half of Vicki’s career was served in public accounting. Before joining OneAmerica she served as a partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers in
a national role.
Vicki is a summa cum laude accounting graduate from the University of Houston, where she later was recognized as the 1998 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.
Vicki and Ken have been married for 35 years and have two daughters and three grandchildren and a granddog.
About the Franciscan Values Award
Marian University traces its roots to 1851, when the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana founded a teacher training school to serve the needs of the Catholic community in southeastern Indiana. The Sisters established Marian College in Indianapolis
in 1937; today Marian University offers students an excellent education that emphasizes a Franciscan understanding of the sponsorship values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship. These values
represent the legacy of our founders and the foundation of our personal approach to educating the whole person. In honor of this legacy, each year Marian University presents the Franciscan Values Award in recognition of contributions to our community.