Pamela P. Flaherty
Citi Foundation

Pamela P. Flaherty is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship at Citi. In her time at Citi, she has held other key leadership roles, including Citicorp’s Senior Human Resources Officer and Director of Citi’s New York Consumer Retail business.Pam leads the Foundation, whose mission is to economically empower individuals and families residing in the communities we serve in 89 countries. Through a “More than Philanthropy” approach—a combination of financial support, employee engagement, and innovative grant structuring—the Foundation has been able to significantly enhance the value of the support provided to nonprofit partners and increase the long-term impact of its investments. As head of the company’s Citizenship efforts, Pam encourages the development of activities where Citi’s businesses can make a difference, including sustainability and the environment.

Articles by Pamela P. Flaherty

  • Pamela P. Flaherty

    Citi Foundation: Investing in products, access and people for financial inclusion

    For many years, the Citi Foundation made many small grants. In 2008, we made 2,600 of them, some for just $2,500. They focused on activities accomplished rather than impact and results. Our objective was to disburse grants to as many community-based organizations as our financial resources would allow, with programs in many areas. We realized we needed to focus and set measurable impact targets that reflected sound investment thinking and responsible use of financial resources.

    financial inclusion
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