Our Story

The Pleasanton Latina Giving Circle is driven by women who are active champions for Latinx youth and families in the Trivalley. Not only do the women in this Circle invest in local organizations as philanthropists but they are also PTA members, church leaders, and community movers and shakers. Through their Giving Circle, women build strong relationships with the organizations they fund and are motivated to invest their time beyond the grants they make.

Given in Grants
Year Established

Funding Priorities

Leadership Development

Mental Health


Words from Members

  • I love that I found other Latina professional women who live in the Tri-Valley who are committed to supporting agencies who serve Latinx families in this area.

    Felicitas Bejarano -
  • I love the women in my Circle. I love their compassion and generosity. I enjoy being in their company. I look forward to being more informed and involved as a result of our meeting conversation, areas of focus and action.

    Mercedes Badger -
  • I appreciate being part of a group of Latina women in the TriValley who share a collective desire to give back to our community.

    Felicitas Bejarano - Pleasanton Latina
  • My Giving Circle is the collective soul behind our purpose.

    Lilia Corona Beltran - Pleasanton Latina
  • I’m here to help my community!

    Claudia Prado - Pleasanton Latina
  • Being part of a group of like-minded Latinas is very special to me. I love that with our grants we empower small Latino-led nonprofits who are making a difference for so many families in our beautiful state. I am thrilled to be part of LCF Familia who works tirelessly to ensure the success of Latinos in California. Adelante!

    Alma-Ruth Avalos - Pleasanton Latina
  • We are all from different backgrounds, different views, but share one common mission, service.

    Maria Teresa Pascuzzi - Pleasanton Latina

Our Current Grantees


2021 Meetings

This Year’s Giving Timeline: February 7  |  June TBD  |  September 2

Giving Circles have three official grantmaking meetings with LCF staff – from helping define funding priorities to meeting with nonprofit organizations. Throughout the year, Giving Circles also host socials, and members are invited to join network wide events, including the LGCN Retreat. Interested in attending a meeting? Contact us here.


  • Lead Members

    Alma-Ruth Avalos

  • A-E

    Alejandra Hall

    Amirra Besh

    Amy Leal

    Arcy Ledezma

    Cecilia Curiel

    Cindy Krysler

    Claudia Prado

    Diana Martinez Salter

    Evangelina Garcia

  • F-L

    Felicitas Bejarano

    Giuseppina Barreto

    Isabel Gomez

    Lily Corona Beltran

    Lorena Anguiano

  • M-Z

    Maria Teresa Pascuzzi

    Martha Acebedo

    Mercedes Cisneros Badger

    Patricia Molina

    Rosa Isela Torre

    Rosa P. Gonzalez

    Rosabel Basmadijan

    Rosie Rios

    Susana Lopez- Krulevitch

    Susane Head

    Thais Rezende

    Xochitl Padilla

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About the Latino Giving Circle Network

The Latino Giving Circle Network is the largest network of Latinx philanthropists in the country. From Baby Boomers to Millennials, CEOs to emerging professionals, immigrants to US-born, Latinos and non-Latinos, we are part of a united movement inspired by the power of giving and civic engagement. The funding from these Giving Circles supports grassroots Latinx-led nonprofits, working on the frontlines with Latinx youth and families. These emerging community-rooted organizations are often overlooked by traditional philanthropy. We exist to change that. Learn more about the Network here.