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Name: Maria Collins

Address:51 Madison Avenue, New York 10010 United States

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New York Life Insurance Company

-Accomplished professional with extensive experience with employee engagement, strategic philanthropy and grant management
-Strong personnel and program/operations management skills
-Proven success in creating, enhancing, implementing and managing corporate philanthropic programs

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-New York Life Insurance Company-
Vice President, New York Life Foundation & Corporate Vice President, New York Life
Oct 2013 – Present
Vice President, New York Life Foundation & Corporate Vice President
Sept 2013 – Current
-With the President of the New York Life Foundation/VP of Corporate Responsibility(CR), implement the Company’s charitable, philanthropic and employee engagement strategies
-Manage the grantmaking process including due diligence, proposal review, analyze grantee reports, financial analysis and site visits
-Develop grant recommendations to comply with the Foundation’s content and geographic focus
-Evaluate the impact of grants and programs to provide continuity with pipeline and long-term grantmaking strategy
-Manage corporate grant portfolio including tax credit, sponsorships, RFPs and disaster relief
-Drive internal processes for forecasting, planning and budgeting to ensure the most cost efficient use of resources
-Communicate regularly with management across multiple business units and geographies to ensure support for the programs across regions
-Represent the Foundation internally and externally to enhance awareness of Foundation work and other partnerships
-Collaborate with media relations and internal communications to develop and implement communication and marketing plans which highlight the impact of the company’s philanthropic work
-Remain current on trends and partnerships related to strategic focus areas as a funder
-Provide technical assistance to grantees or recommend helpful resources

AVP, Corporate Responsibility
Sep 2010 – Oct 2013
-With the President of the New York Life Foundation/VP of CR and company leadership, provided strategy and direction to align New York Life’s employee engagement programs with the overall business strategies
-Managed all employee engagement programs maintained/enhanced strategies, processes, guidelines and policies to encourage and support employee involvement in the community
-Led, planned and implemented the day-to-day operations of New York Life’s employee volunteer program and volunteer grants programs
-Provided leadership and support for the Annual Workplace Giving campaign, Matching Gifts program, Disaster Relief and Scholarship program
-Monitored and managed the budget for CR department
-Managed data collection for CR annual internal and external measurement and reporting
-Refined and, where necessary, developed new metrics and reporting systems to track effectiveness of CR programs across the company
-Collaborated with media relations and internal communications to develop and implement communication and marketing plans which highlight the impact of the company’s philanthropic work
-Led the design and maintain of an integrated website for all employee engagement programs

Director, Corporate Responsibility
Jul 2008 – Sep 2010
-Managed the volunteer program and volunteer grant programs
-Planned and hosted annual conference for the volunteer coordinators
-Developed and managed a field-driven corporate grant program
-Managed external vendor relationships
-Managed employee engagement programs staff
Major Contributions:
-Created and implemented a “single platform” model for engagement programs
-Revised program guidelines to include universal eligibility criteria for all programs and streamlined processes to recognize and reward community involvement
-Designed and successfully implemented the Community Impact Grants program, which recognizes the community involvement of the field force with local nonprofit organizations; the program has awarded over $3.1 million since inception in 2008
-Created and implemented standardized training materials and templates for the employee engagement programs
-Developed and launched New York Life’s first global month of service; a company-wide initiative to encourage all employees to volunteer for a child-related project annually in May

Senior Consultant
Dec 2000 – Jul 2008
**Started with New York Life in December 2000; promoted twice before becoming Director of the Corporate Responsibility Department. Key Responsibilities:

-Created, managed and provided strategic direction and structure for employee volunteer program
-Established and maintained relationships with nonprofit organizations toward mutually beneficial business-community partnerships
-Planned and coordinated all logistics related to community involvement
-Responsible for program marketing internally and externally

Major Contributions:
-Expanded New York Life’s employee volunteer program from home office only to all employee-based offices
-Led the development of an extensive in-house volunteering tracking system
-Developed an extensive Team Leader model for the employee volunteer program

New York Life Insurance Company

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Hi, we're New York Life, one of America's largest mutual life insurance companies. New York Life and its subsidiaries provide insurance, investment and retirement solutions. For 175 years, we've been helping people put their love into action.

As a mutual company owned by our clients, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of transparency, objectivity, and integrity. We’ll always aim to provide up-to-date information about the operations and actions of our business—which, when you’re a participating policy owner, really is your business.*

We’ve thrived for 175 years. Mutuality has made us strong—and we’ve maintained the highest ratings currently awarded to any life insurer.**

There are few Fortune 100 companies as renowned as we are for our diverse culture, training, and career opportunities. So it should not be surprising that when you work at New York Life—whether as an agent or one of our valued corporate employees—you’re backed by unyielding support, development, and resources.

*New York Life Insurance Company is a mutual insurance company, which means it is not publicly traded and has no shareholders. Instead its policyowners are the ones who share in ownership rights of the company. With a mutual company, clients who purchase participating products are entitled to vote in the board of directors elections are eligible to share in annual dividends that are declared. The company's priority is to safeguard their interest. Policies issued by our subsidiary companies are not participating and do not share in these rights.

**Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 9/12/19. A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s (AA+).
New York Life Insurance Company, EOE/M/F/D/V/SO

www.newyorklife.com/who-we-are/our-story

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