Diane Melley

Executive Director, The Philadelphia Foundation

Diane Melley is Executive Director of Second Century Initiatives & Corporate Partnerships for The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF).

Melley leads planning, execution, and partnership-building, in support of a year-long series of initiatives launching TPF’s second century of civic and philanthropic leadership in the community.  Melley also leads the building of new strategic relationships with the corporate sector.

Melley joined TPF in August 2018 after 36 years at IBM, where she was Vice President for Global Citizenship Initiatives, including IBM’s global grants program, its humanitarian responses to disasters around the world, and its IBM Volunteers program.  She led IBM’s own Centennial Celebration of Service in 2011.

A long-time Philadelphian with a bachelor’s in computer science from LaSalle University, Melley is on the boards of Independent Sector, the Points of Light Institute and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

She is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility at Johns Hopkins University and is certified by both IBM and the Project Management Institute as a Project Executive.

She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two daughters.

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