Name: Jasmine McCabe-Gossett
Where do you work? Community Foundation of Abilene
What’s your job title/what do you do? I am the Donor Services Director. I connect philanthropically-minded people with the causes they care about within our community.
Where are you from? I grew up in a military family - both my parents served in the US Army. During my childhood I moved over 10 times!
If you’re not from Abilene, how long have you lived in the area and what brought you here? I’ve lived in Abilene for 13 years and Abilene Christian University brought me here.
What is your favorite thing about living in the Big Country? I truly feel it is a place where I’ve been given an opportunity to prosper while also being able to give back. Abilene has a warmth and depth that draws you in and connects you to others. While living in Abilene I’ve been empowered to get plugged in and be the change I want to see.
What do you do in your free time? My husband and I love to travel and try new foods.
What’s your favorite restaurant in Abilene? Krua Thai Restaurant
What’s something you’re passionate about and why? I am passionate about ensuring there is diversity and inclusivity of thought in all settings regardless of ability, creed, color, age, etc. I believe everyone deserves a seat at the table, and it is important to foster an environment where people feel safe to express themselves. People who feel safe, seen and heard are likely to thrive and reach their fullest potential!
Share a fun fact about yourself other AYP Members might not know! I ran against track and field Olympian, Allyson Felix.