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Chief Strategy and Operating Officer
In October 2013, Michael Carren was appointed Chief Strategy and Operating Officer at United Way of New York City (UWNYC).
Previously, Carren served as Vice President and Director of Employee Engagement and Volunteerism, Financial Education, Disaster Response, and Military and Veterans Giving for JPMorgan Chase and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. In this capacity Carren was responsible for leading the strategy and implementation of national and international grant making, and community outreach programs. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Carren served as Manager of Community Relations for Chrysler Financial, managing the company’s portfolio of philanthropic giving, employee volunteer and community outreach programs. Carren also served as Director of Carren Consulting, which specialized in the strategic development and implementation of corporate philanthropy programs and organizational development programs for nonprofit organizations. He spent nine years as a senior leader of Capital One’s Corporate Philanthropy Program where he was responsible for the development of signature giving programs, national programs and corporate volunteerism.
Carren has his professional roots in the nonprofit sector, having served as Assistant Executive Director and Educational Program Director with the Garfield F. Childs Memorial Fund in Richmond, Virginia. The Fund provides education and training programs for children and families living in public housing communities.