Yuki Numata Resnick

Yuki Numata Resnick is the Director of Arts and Culture at the Community Foundation. In this role, she leads the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Arts and Culture Initiative at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, including efforts to build and strengthen the sector with a focus on increasing access and inclusion.

Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Yuki was the executive director and co-founder of Buffalo String Works where she led the implementation of strategic plans, financial and human resources management, and annual fund development plans. Yuki continues in her role as a counselor for Linda Ray’s Fund Development Bootcamp, where she presents on wide-ranging fund development topics that support the continued professional development of Western New York executive and development directors. Yuki is an accomplished violin soloist and a Grammy Award-winning musician on Taylor Swift’s Folklore, who went on an eight-city European and North American tour with The National, recorded a solo debut album and performed as a violin soloist and conductor for Max Richter’s Vivaldi Recomposed.

Yuki received her B.M. in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music and her Masters in Violin Performance and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan.