Kerry Sullivan

Former President

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Kerry Herlihy Sullivan served as President of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for nearly 15 years, leading its mission to drive economic mobility and social progress through the lens of racial equality. In this role, Sullivan managed the foundation’s philanthropic strategy distributing $350 million annually to nonprofit organizations in support of the company’s global commitment to responsible, sustainable growth through a focus on environmental, social and governance issues.

Sullivan 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 over $300 million invested since 2004. These locally delivered programs helped advance diverse leaders and change makers who can tackle complex societal challenges. Sullivan also developed the company’s skills-based volunteer corps, Better Money Habits Champions, which supports Bank of America’s purpose to improve financial lives and launched its philanthropic efforts around workforce development and education through job training and upskilling.

Sullivan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mentor, the National Mentoring Partnership, and the GreenLight Fund. Past Board seats include Year Up, Points of Light and the Boston Plan for Excellence.

Sullivan has a BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross-Worcester, Massachusetts, and is designated a “Distinguished Alumna” of the College. Sullivan earned her MBA from Boston College, Carroll School of Management.