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Jasmin DeForrest

Director, Arts and Culture, Gilbert Family Foundation
Detroit, Michigan

Jasmin DeForrest is a native Detroiter, inspired by creativity, vision, and strategy. Jasmin leads and maintains a diverse portfolio of Detroit-based strategic community investments to support inclusive arts and culture programming that attracts diverse audiences and contributes to the creative economy of Detroit. With extensive experience in sponsorships, event production, and partnership development, she manages funding decisions that support thriving neighborhoods and communities while also curating artistic programming. During her time at the Rocket Community Fund, she has transformed the traditional idea of sponsorships by building mutually impactful community partnerships. Jasmin lives by a simple work mantra: “do what I can, while I’m here.” It is her hope that she’s made an impact on the city and people that she loves so much.