Jasmine Thomas is the international program officer for Financial Capability & Asset Building and Youth Economic & Opportunities at the Citi Foundation. She is responsible for managing global partnerships and overseeing philanthropic investments in some 90 countries where Citi has a presence. Thomas also serves as the Foundation’s regional coverage officer for Europe, Middle East & Africa, collaborating with Citi’s regional and local public affairs teams to advance its strategic priorities in promoting increased economic opportunity and empowerment. She also oversaw the Foundation’s Asia Pacific community investments.
Previously, she was the program officer for Strong Local Economies at the Surdna Foundation based in New York City, where she helped design and manage a portfolio aimed to promote economic opportunity through community development, workforce and economic development, as well as asset building programs. Prior to joining Surdna, Thomas served as the program officer for Community Development & the Environment at The New York Community Trust and managed designated grant programs for Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund, Appalachia and Native American communities and the New York City AIDS Fund with the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Initiative.
Thomas is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, where she was honored with the “University President’s Award”. She holds a Master of Education degree from Columbia University’s Teachers College and a Master of Social Work degree from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work.