Miguel Vasquez | CEO | Chair
Miguel Vasquez is a descendant of dairy farm workers who immigrated from Mexico in 1977 and became a United States citizen in 1998. As a youth in the border community of San Ysidro, the experience of being self-supporting gave him an insight onto the world of poverty.
After a long career in the technology and banking industries, Miguel choose to use his wealth of resources to give back to the community. Today, Miguel is the Chair and CEO for the California Foundation Fund (CAFF), a non-profit corporation whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty for the State’s under-resourced population. Miguel leads a team of executives in educational management, behavioral science, community development and financial education.
Miguel is the co-author of the youth entrepreneurship curriculum and financial literacy instructor certification curriculum taught at Alliant International University. Miguel is the resource Chair at the Youth Entrepreneur Community Council where he provided support in creating, funding and coordinating the Futureboss Entrepreneurship Competition. Miguel is Co-Chair of the California Foundation Site Council and is a member of the President’s Lecture Series at Alliant International University.
Miguel is a former board member to InterAmerican College Scholarship Foundation where he supported the creation of a $2 million dollar educational endowment for Latino leaders. As founder of the California Foundation Fund, Miguel was recognized by the City of National City as a community organizer who has led the modernization of financial education.