2022 40 Under 40 Winners


Yuri E. Casco, CFRE
Philanthropy Manager

Adventist Health White Memorial Charitable Foundation 

Yuri helped manage and execute Adventist Health White Memorial’s first capital campaign to build a new $220 million hospital to meet California's seismic mandate. The foundation exceeded its campaign goal, securing $30.1 million from the community and $100 million in federal government funding.

She created an innovative, culturally appropriate planned giving program to engage and educate Latino donors, identifying more than $6 million in deferred gifts from 2014-21.

Yuri is the first Latina president of AFP’s Greater Los Angeles chapter in its 35-year history.

She earned her CFRE in 2015 and has maintained the credential ever since. Yuri has also successfully completed four tracks within AHP’s Madison Institute.

During my high school years, the school I attended had a youth program called Jovenes Por La Salud (Youth for Health) that provided volunteer opportunities to Latino students at local hospitals to introduce them to Healthcare careers. One summer, I volunteered at the philanthropy office at my local hospital and learned all about feasibility studies and capital campaigns as they were preparing to launch a $30 million multi-year campaign to build a new patient tower. It was exciting to see the hospital and community leaders rallying around a project to build a better future for my community. I fell in love with the impact of philanthropy that summer.

My desire to make a difference in my community led me to a career in healthcare philanthropy.  This choice has allowed me to make a positive impact in my community.  Health equity is important to me and healthcare philanthropy allows me to connect passionate and caring individuals with programs that are changing the lives of many suffering from chronic diseases and help them improve their outcomes.

Fun Fact:

First Latina to lead the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Los Angeles Chapter, and travel around the world on medical missions.


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