FoM Board of Directors Spotlight


Marsha Takahashi Edwards - Vice Chair
Hailey, Idaho

Marsha Edwards and her husband moved from Seattle to the Wood River Valley in 2000. While in Seattle she was a fundraising volunteer for various non-pro ts serving the Japanese American community including Nikkei Concerns and Densho, the legacy project dedicated to preserving the testimonies of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.

For most of her professional life in Idaho Marsha was a software sales rep for Marketron. Most recently she was able to return to work that she loves in the eld of philanthropy. Since 2015 she has been working at the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation as a fundraiser.

Marsha’s father and mother, Mitsuru and June Takahashi, were incarcerated in Minidoka with their parents and siblings. During WWII her father served in the 442nd Regimental Combat team in the European theatre. One of the proudest moments for the Takahashi family was attending the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in Washington D.C. to see Mitsuru presented with this honor.

Marsha is a graduate of the University of Washington, an avid skier, road cyclist and dog lover (her adopted black lab, Harper, is a pet therapist). She was moved by the mission of the Friends of Minidoka and is thrilled to be a part of this organization!