Episode 1

Change, Not Charity

In episode one, hosts Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette talk with a powerhouse leader in philanthropy: Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO of the Latino Community Foundation (LCF). Jacqueline discusses her work at LCF, the importance of investing in community leaders, the role of racial equity in giving effectively, and strategies for how donors can tap into their communities to find the right organizations to support.

Guest Info
Jacqueline Martinez Garcel is the CEO of the Latino Community Foundation (LCF). The mission of LCF is to unleash the power of Latinos in California. Jacqueline has led LCF through a critical stage of growth and expansion. Today, LCF leads one of the largest networks of Latino philanthropists in the country and is the only statewide foundation solely focused on investing in Latino leaders.

Previously, Jacqueline served as Vice President of the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth). As a founding staff member, she was a key advisor to the President and helped establish the foundation as a resource for policymakers and community leaders across the state. Prior to joining NYSHealth, Jacqueline served as the Executive Director of Community Voices in New York City. During her tenure, she developed, evaluated, and expanded programs to improve the health and quality of care for vulnerable populations.

Jacqueline has published extensively on issues related to health equity, vulnerable populations, and community health workers. She holds a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

Producer: Sarah Martin
Additional editing & mixing: Mary McGrath
Music: “FasterFasterBrighter” by Blue Dot Sessions
Artwork: Jay Kustka

Latino Community Foundation
LCF’s Love Not Fear Fund (COVID-19 response)