Armando Castellano

Trustee, Castellano Family Foundation

Armando Castellano is a musician, arts advocate and philanthropist who resides in the Silicon Valley where he wears many hats. As a French horn player he performs professionally in regional orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the Bay Area. Much of his time is spent managing and performing with his own chamber ensemble, Quinteto Latino. This music organization focuses on building community through Latino Classical Music. They specialize in the performance and advocacy of Latino composers and consistently advocate on behalf of classical musicians of color. As a music instructor and teaching artist he has taught in both English and Spanish, at venues such as San José City College and at many bilingual schools and institutions. As a philanthropist, he is a strong advocate for access to quality arts education for all and community based philanthropic practices. He is proud to work with the Castellano Family Foundation to fund non-profits in Silicon Valley dealing with issues around education, Latino leadership and the arts.


New Trends: Research Findings from NCFP’s “Trends 2020” Study

Posted on January 14, 2019 by Armando Castellano, Mimi Potter, Neal Chambliss, Claire Costello, Bob Reid, Ellie Frey Zagel

What are new emerging issues facing philanthropic donors and families? How are families’ funding priorities, governance practices, and approaches to giving and decision-making evolving and changing? How are issues of founder participation, choice of lifespan, and the use of multiple giving vehicles affecting the practices and outcomes of family philanthropy? This webinar will share the results of research findings from… Read More

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