Mercedeh Mortazavi is a Community Innovation Program Manager in the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Foundation, a global leader dedicated to driving inclusive economic growth in communities worldwide. The JPMorgan Chase Foundation made a commitment in January 2018 to invest $1.75B over the next five years to strengthen workforce systems, revitalize neighborhoods, grow small businesses, and improve the financial health of individuals.
Mercedeh is responsible for helping establish and execute the firm’s national philanthropic strategies on community development, including leading the annual Partnerships for Raising Opportunity in Neighborhoods (PRO Neighborhoods) Collaborative competition. PRO Neighborhoods is JPMorgan Chase’s $125 million, five-year commitment to equip community leaders with the tools needed to promote neighborhoods of opportunity where diverse individuals and families at all income levels can thrive. Through this initiative, we are supporting and catalyzing locally driven solutions for revitalizing neighborhoods in communities across the United States.
Prior to this role, Mercedeh managed the Greater Washington, D.C. region strategic initiatives in Corporate Responsibility by working across lines of business to implement business, community, and employee strategies to increase brand awareness, revenue, and impactful philanthropic and business initiatives.
Mercedeh holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and International Business from the Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business. She also studied International Business at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.