Meet the Dream Makers

Happy African American Father and Mixed Race Son Having Fun Using Touch Pad Computer Tablet Outside.

Meet Our Board

Kristi is a wife, mother, Olympic Gold Medalist, author and philanthropist. “All the athletic glory and honors are wonderful. But sometimes I come face-to-face with a disadvantaged child or with a struggling mother or father, and I am grateful for my gifts. And I rededicate myself to doing whatever I can to help someone in need. The good feeling I get rivals anything I felt on the Olympic stand in Albertville.”

Favorite children’s book: E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web”

Mark D McCaffrey
President of the Board

Eric McDonnell

Hutch Hsieh
Board Member

Nicole Auyang
Board Member

Michael Milton
Board Member

Aimee Sueko Eng
Board Memeber

Kara T. Okamoto
Board Member

Bret Hedican
Board Member

Louise Ing
Board Member

Christine A. Kubota
Board Member

Nadyne Orona
Board Member

John Ramsbacher
Board Member

The Always Dream Team

Lori Yamaguchi

Director of Programs

Aarika Riddle

Executive Director

Michelle Collier
Development & Marketing Director

Dean Osaki



Always Dream is fortunate to have a variety of dedicated individuals, community-minded corporations and foundations that share our deep commitment around early childhood literacy. We are grateful to work in such great company and appreciate their support, which allows us to serve more students in need.

Dream Maker's Council

($20,000 and above)

  • #StartSmall
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Brandenburg Family Foundation
  • Dignity Health
  • Fremont Bank Foundation
  • Fujisaka Family Charitable Fund
  • GoDaddy
  • Kosasa Foundation
  • Kristi Yamaguchi & Bret Hedican
  • Lonny & Nadyne Orona Family Foundation
  • Mark and Lisa McCaffrey
  • Quest Foundation
  • Richard Barker
  • Tomonori and Sakiko Tani

Leadership Council

($19,999 to $10,000)

  • AAA Northern California, Nevada, Utah
  • Anonymous Donor Advised Fund*
  • Atherton Family Foundation
  • Buck Gee
  • Chad Heaton & Meghan Cress
  • Clint and Janet Reilly
  • Daniel Springer*
  • Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation
  • Dorothy Kaplan
  • First Hawaiian Bank Foundation
  • Fremont Bank
  • Good Bear and Co. Charitable Fund*
  • Jeffrey and Winnie Ting
  • Jennifer and Edward Lee
  • John Ramsbacher & Robert Berry
  • Jonathan and Rae Corr Family Foundation
  • Kara Okamoto
  • Linda Lester
  • The Tsuha Hawaii Aloha Fund
  • US Figure Skating Association


($9,999 to $5,000)

  • Aimee Eng & Daniel Chai
  • AT&T
  • Casey and Bill Johnson
  • Cathy and Roy Yih
  • Dr. Ashit and Monisha Jain
  • First Republic Bank
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Jan Yanehiro
  • John and Allison Lyles Fund
  • Louise Ing & Michael Sitch
  • Minami Tamaki LLP
  • Milton Chen and Ruth Cox
  • Patricia Hart
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Provident Credit Union
  • Raymond and Joanna Lin Foundation
  • Sunset Development

Education Partners


The following 990 and financial statement reflect our 2021 fiscal year which was from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Always Dream changed its fiscal year in 2020. The 990 and reviewed financial statements cover a six-month stub period from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020.