Kim Fremont Fortunato was named Director-Community Affairs and President-Campbell Soup Foundation in May 2016. She reports to Anthony Sanzio, Vice President-Communications and Public Affairs.
Kim is responsible for Campbell’s community affairs strategy and program, including employee volunteerism, Campbell’s Healthy Communities programming, and enterprise-wide expansion of our community affairs strategies.
She joined Campbell in 2010 as Director of Campbell’s Healthy Communities, the first position of its kind for a food company. Campbell’s Healthy Communities strives to improve the health of young people in Campbell communities by reducing childhood obesity and hunger. The Healthy Communities model, based on collective impact methodology, has been called best-in-class for the industry. Launched in Camden, N.J., home to Campbell’s World Headquarters, the program has scaled to four other locations where Campbell has U.S. operations: Norwalk, Conn; Henry County, Ohio; Everett, Wash.; and Detroit, Mich. Under Kim’s leadership, the initiative has become the company’s signature philanthropic program, and it has been replicated by industry members.
Kim has more than 20 years of experience in philanthropy, social change, and non-profit leadership. Previously, she served as President of Operation Warm, Inc., growing the regional non-profit to one of national stature. She also co-founded Social Venture Partners Delaware, a venture philanthropy organization focused on investments in early childhood education for at-risk children. She began her career as a lawyer.
Kim speaks nationally on the role of the private sector in public/private partnerships employing a collective impact approach. In December 2015, the National Academy of Medicine published her report on “The Private-Sector Role in Building Healthy Communities: A Collective Impact Approach.”
Kim earned her B.A. degree in French and comparative literature from Duke University, and her J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law.
She serves as Secretary to the Rodel Foundation-Delaware, Director for the New Jersey Preventive Health Advisory Committee, and a member of the Google Food Lab. In 2012, she was named one of the “Best Fifty Women in Business” by NJBIZ and received the 2012 United Way of Camden County Dr. Nathan Asbell Humanitarian Award. She has also served as a Director for the Soufull Project.
Kim was a 2013 finalist in Philadelphia Magazine’s Health Hero Award and was named one of the 2013 “Women to Watch” by South Jersey BIZ. In 2015 she received the first “Culture of Health Champion” award, in the category of “Business,” from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2016 she received the March of Dimes Roosevelt Award For Service to Humanity.