Cassandra Wagner

Grants Officer, Performing Arts

Cassandra Wagner is a Grants Officer for the Performing Arts Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She works across the program’s portfolio, collaborating on strategy, process, and grant craft.

Cassandra brings a wealth of programmatic expertise, and has a proven track record of building local partnership to catalyze positive change. Prior to joining the foundation, she served as program officer for scholarships and grants at the Humboldt Area Foundation. In that role, she led the development of policies and trainings, both internally and nationally on supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in grantmaking decision processes. During her tenure at the Humboldt Area Foundation, she also co-founded Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, a leadership academy that supports youth to develop their leadership voice through the power of philanthropy. Earlier in her career, she worked at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, managing special needs trusts.

Cassandra holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and history from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a graduate certificate in advanced project management from Stanford University, and is pursuing a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Columbia University.

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