Kerry Herlihy Sullivan

Former President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Kerry Herlihy Sullivan

Kerry Herlihy Sullivan recently served as President of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, whose mission is to help advance economic mobility for individuals and families, and to support economic progress in communities across the company’s global footprint. In this role, Sullivan led a team responsible for philanthropic strategy in support of the company’s commitment to responsible, sustainable growth through a focus on environmental, social and governance issues. The company annually provides $250 million in philanthropic investments to drive economic mobility and social progress, and in 2020 committed an additional $100 million of philanthropy to address health and humanitarian needs brought on by the coronavirus.

Sullivan managed relationships with nonprofit partners that addressed issues fundamental to economic mobility and social progress in low- and moderate-income communities, including basic needs, workforce development and education through job training and up-skilling, and affordable housing and community revitalization that create pathways for social progress and resiliency.

She led the company’s signature philanthropic programs, Neighborhood Builders®, Neighborhood Champions and Student Leaders®, which recognize the community leadership and service of nonprofit organizations and students in 92 markets across the U.S., with more than $265 million invested since 2004. In addition, Sullivan and her team developed the company’s skills-based volunteer corps, Better Money Habits Champions, which support Bank of America’s purpose to improve financial lives.

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