Thomas Vasquez

Program Officer, Southwest | Marguerite Casey Foundation

Tom is program officer for the Southwest region at the Marguerite Casey Foundation in Seattle, Washington. He first came to the Foundation in 2013 in the communications department and joined the grantmaking team as a program officer in 2016.

Before joining the Marguerite Casey Foundation, Tom worked for fifteen years with social justice nonprofits in the Seattle area as a canvasser, community organizer, fundraiser, grant writer, outreach director and social media manager. His work is informed by his early experience as an organizer, where he learned the importance of social justice work rooted in the stories and experiences of people directly impacted by poverty and inequity.

The grandson of Mexican immigrants, Tom earned a degree in creative writing from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is raising three teenagers with his partner in Seattle.