Virtual Roundtable: Philanthropic Banks

Virtual Roundtable: Philanthropic Banks


Our "virtual roundtable" interviews feature a group of leaders from across our network who work on a common issue area, illuminating the diversity of place-based approaches to the shared topic. We kicked this series off in February with the CEOs of five healthcare conversion foundations, then continued in March with the Pacific Northwest's seven statewide nonprofit associations, April with four arts funders and May with five rural funders. For June, we interviewed representatives of four banks engaged in Northwest philanthropy:

Kelly Bruggeman

First Interstate Bank
As executive director of the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, Kelly oversees the bank's grants, employee gifts, volunteer matching, several financial literacy projects and other philanthropic activities in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota. She joined the foundation in 1990 and also serves on the Montana Community Foundation's board and Philanthropy Northwest's 2016 conference committee.  MORE>>

Mark Dederer

Wells Fargo
As Wells Fargo's community affairs program manager for our region, Mark oversees the bank's philanthropic activities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. He provides support to critical community needs while maximizing opportunities for employee and company engagement, and is also a member of Philanthropy Northwest's board of directors.  MORE>>

Amy Delaney

Pacific Continental Bank
A journalist by training, Amy has played an instrumental role in Pacific Continental Bank's communications and community outreach as the company's vice president and marketing director, including a redesigned website and social media engagement with clients, grantees and partners in Eugene, Portland and Seattle.   MORE>>

Karen Kervin

U.S. Bank
One of Philanthropy Northwest's newest members, Karen Kervin and the team at U.S. Bank are excited about sharing their national institution's Northwest philanthropic activities and learning with our network of foundation, family fund and corporate giving program leaders.  As vice president and community relations manager in our region, Karen spends most of her time in Portland, Oregon and Seattle.  MORE>>

We'll be bringing you additional virtual roundtables on a regular basis throughout the year. To suggest a theme, email Nicole Neroulias Gupte, senior communications manager.