Webster Bank Names Giordano Head of Philanthropy
Webster Bank has named Kelly Giordano managing director of philanthropy.
Giordano is a member of Webster’s Office of Corporate Responsibility team, which oversees the bank’s $6.5 billion, multi-year Community Investment Strategy.
She replaces Webster’s longtime head of philanthropy Kathy Luria.
The Stamford-based company made the announcement July 13.
Giordano will manage Webster’s philanthropic strategy, grant-making programs, and community sponsorships.
She also will direct the Webster Bank Charitable Foundation’s activities and initiatives such as the bank’s United Way Workplace Campaign.
Giordano most recently worked as a consultant for Wellness in the Schools and Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
She was also managing director with Newman’s Own Foundation, where she directed the organization’s global grants budget for the 100% profits-to-charity consumer packaged goods business.
And she also previously served as a vice president in the corporate philanthropy group at Lehman Brothers and as assistant treasurer of the company.
While at Lehman, she developed and managed the firm’s Employee Giving Campaign and Nonprofit Board Placement program.
“Kelly brings tremendous experience to Webster having served in corporate philanthropy senior positions at Newman’s Own and Lehman Brothers,” said Webster Bank chief corporate responsibility officer Marissa Weidner.
“We look forward to leveraging Kelly’s expertise for Webster’s philanthropic and community engagement efforts across our footprint.”
Giordano is a former board member of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and former vice chair of Norwalk Education Foundation.
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