Head of Housing Affordability Philanthropy
Eileen Fitzgerald is head of housing affordability philanthropy for the Wells Fargo Foundation. She joined the Wells Fargo Foundation in 2019 after a 25-year career in the community development, nonprofit and housing industry. In 2019, Wells Fargo unveiled an evolution to its philanthropy strategy including a commitment of $1 billion through 2025 to address the U.S. housing affordability crisis aimed at bringing forward solutions for homelessness, availability and affordability of rentals, and sustainable homeownership. Most recently, Fitzgerald served as president and chief executive office of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF), a collaborative of nonprofits that collectively owns and operates more than 140,000 affordable rental homes nationwide with a focus on advancing creation and preservation of healthy sustainable affordable rental homes for low- and moderate-income households. Fitzgerald is a graduate of Fordham University in New York and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She is a resident of Takoma Park, MD, where she lives with her husband. They have two daughters.