Michael A. Feller

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Michael Feller "has developed and implemented nationally recognized global corporate citizenship programs...

"During a twenty-one year career at JPMorgan Chase and its predecessors, Michael served as President of the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation and Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, providing philanthropic and technical support to nonprofit organizations worldwide in Community Economic Development; Precollegiate Public Education; Arts and Culture. JPMorgan Chase was the leading financial services industry global philanthropy program, reaching a high of $104 million in 2002 with a staff of 25. He also managed employee volunteer programs and matching gifts. Under his leadership, Global Days of Service, an annual volunteer program, grew to 25,000 participants working on more than 1,300 projects in 300 cities around the world. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President for Community Relations covering New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

"Prior to joining the firm, Michael worked for eleven years in inner city schools in New Rochelle and New York City, most of that time in East Harlem. He developed and implemented an interdisciplinary curriculum as the director of a new, alternative junior high school, the School of Communication and Health. Later, as the Director of Program Development and Evaluation in the District’s Office of Funded Programs, he supervised research and development for new programs and funding sources in alternative schools, arts in education, computer education and consumer education.

"Michael’s nonprofit board or advisory board service includes the Washingtonville Housing Alliance, Regional Partnership of Schools & Colleges at Purchase College, Dress for Success Worldwide and the Welfare-to-Work Partnership. He has been active with the Council on Foundations Committee on Corporate Grantmaking, as well as the Contributions Council of the Conference Board, and he served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy. His article on World Trade Center grants, “Minding the Gaps,” was published in Foundation News & Commentary (September/October 2002).

"Michael has received numerous awards, including the Inroads New York “Business Advisor of the Year” (1994), the Chase Manhattan Bank “Diversity Champion Award” (2000) and the Westchester American Jewish Committee “Institute of Human Relations Award” (1998).

"Michael is a graduate of Pomona College (B.A. in Psychology); Teachers College, Columbia University (M.A. in Curriculum, Ed.D. in Communication); and the Columbia Graduate School of Business (M.B.A. in Finance)." [1]

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  1. Michael A. Feller, Strategic Philanthropy Advisors, accessed June 16, 2010.