Giordano Joins Webster Bank as Head of Philanthropy

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

STAMFORD, Conn., July 13, 2022 – Webster Bank today announced that Kelly Giordano has joined the Bank as Managing Director of Philanthropy. She is a member of the Office of Corporate Responsibility team which oversees the Bank’s $6.5 billion, multi-year Community Investment Strategy.

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Description automatically generatedIn her role, Giordano will manage the Bank’s philanthropic strategy, grantmaking programs and community sponsorships. She also will manage the Webster Bank Charitable Foundation’s activities and lead bankwide initiatives including the Bank’s award-winning United Way Workplace Campaign.

“Kelly brings tremendous experience to Webster having served in corporate philanthropy senior positions at Newman’s Own and Lehman Brothers,” said Marissa Weidner, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer. “We look forward to leveraging Kelly’s expertise for Webster’s philanthropic and community engagement efforts across our footprint.”

Giordano has nearly 25 years of experience in the philanthropy, nonprofit and finance/corporate sectors. Most recently, she worked as a consultant for Wellness in the Schools and Connecticut Public Broadcasting. Previously, she was Managing Director  for more than 10 years with Newman’s Own Foundation, where she directed the organization’s global grants budget for the 100% profits-to-charity consumer packaged goods business. Earlier in her career, Giordano served as a vice president in the Corporate Philanthropy group at Lehman Brothers and Assistant Treasurer of The Lehman Brothers  Foundation. While there, she developed and managed the firm’s Employee Giving Campaign and Nonprofit Board Placement program.

Giordano earned a bachelor’s degree in economics/finance and Spanish from Bucknell University. She is a former board member of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and former Vice Chair of Norwalk Education Foundation.

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