Head of Administration and Office of the President
Jasmin Castillo (she/her) serves as the Head of Administration and Office of the President at the Surdna Foundation, managing and coordinating activities and projects related to the administration and operations of the Foundation on behalf of the President. She joined Surdna in 2016 as Executive Assistant to the President, then Manager, Office of the President before she was appointed to her current role in October 2022.
Jasmin is a thought partner to and extension of the President’s Office, nimbly responding to opportunities and challenges while troubleshooting and forecasting to optimize the President’s time, presence, and resources. She leads special initiatives launched by the President and works collaboratively with members of the Board of Directors and Leadership Team. Jasmin also oversees workflow and processes for the entire Foundation to ensure efficient coordination, clarity of communications, and high-quality work.
For over 20 years, Jasmin has managed operations, organizational culture, engagement, and fundraising for non-profit organizations. She has helped raise awareness for causes such as breast cancer, children’s education, hunger, veteran services, and social justice issues. She has raised over $40 million for charities across the country.
Jasmin holds a bachelor’s degree in Management with a focus on Leadership and a certification in Event Planning and Office Management.
When not serving in a professional capacity, Jasmin volunteers with women-owned small businesses, providing mentorship and helping to streamline and organize operations to grow their businesses. Jasmin enjoys spending time with her family and cozying up with a good book.
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