Sr. Philanthropy Advisor
When you get these jobs you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.
In his role, Diego sustains, grows, and manages a portfolio of high net-worth donor advised fund (DAF) holders and giving circles, which contribute over $9 million in annual grants to nonprofits across Los Angeles and California in support of social justice. He also leads cross-functional efforts to support donor engagement and external communications, such as donor events, campaigns and activities, marketing and communications, and reports and collateral.
Diego holds over ten years in fund development and communications with a focus on individual, foundation, and corporate giving through strategic moves management and trust-based, high-impact philanthropic frameworks. He has led in the nonprofit sector, philanthropy, and congressional and presidential campaigns, such as serving in a Senior Director role on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presential campaign in 2020. Diego has also served a Commissioner for the City of Huntington Park and City of South Gate.
Diego is an alumnus of Coca Cola’s NextGen LGBTQ Leaders Initiative, Equality California’s Leadership Academy, LGBTQ Victory Institute’s Victory Empowerment Fellowship, and People for the American Way / Young Elected Officials Network’s Front Line Leaders Academy.
Diego earned his B.A. from UCLA and M.B.A. from the School of Enterprise Management and Social Impact (SEMSI) at American Jewish University.
He is a dog dad to three beautiful maltese -- Whitney, Mariah, and Celine.