Since his recent retirement as the executive director of the community foundation of the New River Valley, Andy Morikawa continues working in nonprofit governance, social entrepreneurship, and community capacity building. In his community work, Morikawa often employs a presentation and storytelling approach that integrates digital imagery and narrative to report and present ideas.
Morikawa serves as a trustee on the boards of the Community Group (a local African American civic engagement organization); the New Mountain Climbers Giving Circle (a grassroots African American philanthropy); the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library System; Community Housing Partners, a multi-state affordable housing corporation; and, SustainFloyd a community-based initiative for sustainable community development. He serves as consulting advisor for the Via Institute of Via International; for Spikenard Farm of Floyd County VA; and the Sojourn Center of the NRV hospice house.
Morikawa believes that a community must know itself, and must learn its own story as a vital step in the development of a vibrant civil society. He serves as a fellow of the Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance and as a fellow of the Virginia Tech Honors Residential College.