Cate Costa, Vice President in Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Cate Costa is a Vice President in Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co., a global leader in corporate philanthropy that invests nearly $350 million per year in communities and non-profit organizations in 40 countries across the globe.
She manages the investment portfolio for Small Business Forward, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation’s global initiative to connect underserved small businesses with capital, targeted technical assistance, and support networks to help them grow faster, create jobs, and strengthen local economies.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase & Co., Cate served as Deputy Director at the Illinois Department of Central Management Services where she led the state’s ~$600MM supplier diversity program. Previously, she served as the Director of Entrepreneurship at the Chicago Urban League and was appointed by the Governor of Illinois to the State of Illinois Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities and by the Mayor of Chicago to the Chicago Task Force on Removing Barriers to Employment and Entrepreneurship.
Cate earned her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her M.B.A. from Howard University. In addition, she received an Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations Training Certificate through the Tuck School of Business Executive Education Program at Dartmouth. She is a lifetime member of Prospanica (formerly the National Society of Hispanic MBAs).