The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation has a new leader. Longtime Toyota veteran and community activist Michael Rouse, who currently serves as vice president of diversity, philanthropy and community affairs, is now president of the Foundation. Rouse assumes this new role in addition to his current responsibilities, Toyota said Monday.
The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation was established in 1987 in celebration of Toyota’s 30th anniversary in the United States. Currently endowed at over $100 million, the Toyota U.S.A. Foundation has contributed over $52 million in support of K-12 math, science and environmental science academic education programs.
“Michael brings a fresh perspective to the foundation with vast philanthropic experience,” said Latondra Newton, chief corporate social responsibility officer of Toyota North America. “His valuable insight will enhance Toyota’s impact in the communities it serves and further establish Toyota as a leading contributor to society.”
Rouse currently serves on the boards of trustees of the California Science Center Foundation; the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation; the Torrance Memorial Medical Center Foundation; Stop Cancer; California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation; the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.
He is on the advisory boards of the Torrance Education Foundation; the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation, and is part of the Executive Leadership Team of the American Heart Association.
In the picture above: Michael Rouse presents a donation to California ScienCenter.