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Raise High 'Cast: Gil Cisneros

July 18, 2017

“What would I do if I won the lottery?” It’s a question almost everyone has asked themselves at some point. For Gil Cisneros, B.A. ’94, that dream became a reality, and he’s put his winnings to work.

On the fourth episode of the Raise High ‘Cast, host David Earl talks with Cisneros, who along with his wife Jackie has been a tremendous supporter of George Washington University and GW Athletics.

Since winning $266 million in the California State Lottery, Cisneros has made it his mission to give back. He and his wife’s charitable organization, The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation, works to cultivate a community that supports Hispanic student education and enlightens them to the benefits of achieving a college education.

Cisneros, who served in the Navy after graduating from GW, recently announced his candidacy for state congress in California. To hear Cisneros’ story, click below. All episodes of the Raise High ‘Cast are also available via iHeart Radio.