Diane Melley

Executive Director, Second Century Initiatives & Corporate Partnerships
The Philadelphia Foundation

Diane Melley is the vice president, global citizenship initiatives in IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs. Melley has leadership responsibility over the IBM services grant portfolio globally, which includes offerings for nonprofits, schools and government organizations. Melley led the IBM Centennial Celebration of Service in 2011 when IBM had more than 300,000 volunteers in 120 countries participate. Melley also leads On Demand Community, IBM’s global strategic initiative to support employee and retiree volunteer efforts worldwide. On Demand Community is utilized by IBM employees and retirees in over 120 countries, and reflects 14 million hours of IBM community volunteer efforts. In addition, Ms. Melley leads the Business Integration team where Corporate Citizenship assets are integrated with IBM’s business strategies in Public Sector, Education, and the Small Medium Business industry segments. She is also the leader of IBM’s Humanitarian Disaster Response efforts worldwide as well as Corporate Social Responsibility and the annual CR report. Melley is a 2001 Eisenhower Fellow to Belgium and Ireland and is past chair of the Eisenhower Alumni Regional Fellows Group. She serves on the boards of the Points of Light, Philadelphia Education Fund (current chairperson), and Chamber of Commerce/Arts and Business Council.  She is also on the Conference Board’s Corporate Contribution Council. Melley has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from La Salle University. She is certified by both IBM and the Project Management Institute as a Project Executive. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and two daughters.