Gil Aurellano

Executive Assistant

Gil supports President, Jennie Watson, VP of Programs, Cathy Cha, and Chief Financial Officer, Monica Pressley in managing the Fund’s grantmaking

Gil serves as assistant to the executive team at the Fund. In this position, Gil supports Jennie Watson, president of the Fund, Cathy Cha, vice president of programs, and Monica Pressley, chief financial officer, in managing the Fund’s grantmaking. In addition, he provides administrative support for two major initiatives of the Fund: Coaching Corps and the U.C. Berkeley Initiative for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity.

Gil’s first experience in the world of philanthropy came when he worked in Washington, DC, as a program assistant at the Aspen Institute’s Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation. While living in Washington, he cofounded the Asian & Pacific Islander Partnership for Health, a community nonprofit agency that provided food and translation assistance to gay Asian men affected by HIV/AIDS.

Gil graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in finance.

Gil Aurellano

This is an organization that works on issues that are core to my life. It feels good to be part of the solution.