President, Capital One Foundation
Capital One
Carolyn Berkowitz is responsible for Capital One’s award-winning community investment strategy that fosters economic opportunity and community development outcomes nationally and locally. Under Ms. Berkowitz’s leadership, Capital One and the Capital One Foundation invest in community initiatives that build the human, financial and social capital of residents in markets where the company operates and in national organizations that help scale successful strategies. She also partners with Capital One’s business leaders to advance civic leadership across the footprint. Ms. Berkowitz champions corporate-community engagement that goes beyond “checkbook philanthropy” and as such, led the development of cutting-edge programs that direct the expertise of Capital One’s talented associates to address pressing community needs. Ms. Berkowitz serves as Chair of the Board of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation and is a member of the advisory board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center. In 2014, she was appointed to the Virginia Community College Board by Governor Terry McAuliffe. Ms. Berkowitz was named to Washington Business Journal’s Power 100 list in 2013 and 2014, recognizing the 100 most influential business leaders in Greater Washington. In 2011, Ms. Berkowitz was named one of NOVA Executive’s Top 10 Women in Business, and in 2009, she was named one of Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business. Prior to joining Capital One, Ms. Berkowitz served as Senior Vice President for Community Mobilization for the America’s Promise Alliance, and as Vice President of the Points of Light Institute. Ms. Berkowitz and her husband Alan reside in Burke, VA. Her daughter Leslie lives in Manhattan, and son Josh is a student at the University of MD.