Full Name
Eileen Fitzgerald
Job Title
Head of Housing Affordability Philanthropy
Wells Fargo & Company
Speaker Bio
Eileen Fitzgerald is head of housing affordability philanthropy with Wells Fargo. She joined Wells Fargo in 2019 after a 25-year career in the community development, nonprofit and housing industry.

In 2019, Wells Fargo unveiled an evolution to its philanthropy strategy including a commitment of $1 billion through 2025 to address the U.S. housing affordability crisis.

Wells Fargo has a strategic focus to create positive societal outcomes by working with stakeholders to address housing affordability, small business growth, financial health, and sustainability and human rights.

In response to COVID-19, Wells Fargo donated $225 million in philanthropic contributions that included efforts to keep 200,000 people housed through support of national nonprofit housing intermediaries, local housing counseling, rent relief, eviction prevention and other housing initiatives.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Fitzgerald served as president and chief executive office of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF), a collaborative of nonprofits that collectively owns and operates more than 140,000 affordable rental homes nationwide with a focus on advancing creation and preservation of healthy sustainable affordable rental homes for low- and moderate-income households.

Fitzgerald previously served as chief executive officer and chief operating officer with NeighborWorks® America, a national organization with a network of more than 245 nonprofits that creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. She also worked at the Fannie Mae Foundation and chief investment officer for Single Family at the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust. Fitzgerald also served at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service as the Associate and Acting Administrator, and held positions in Virginia and Maryland state governments.

Fitzgerald is a graduate of Fordham University in New York and Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She is a resident of Takoma Park, MD, where she lives with her husband. They have two daughters.
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