Sarah Libbey is president of Fidelity Charitable, an independent public charity that has helped donors support more than 160,000 nonprofit organizations with over $14 billion in grants. The mission of Fidelity Charitable is to further the American tradition of philanthropy by providing programs that make charitable giving simple and effective.
Ms. Libbey began her career at Fidelity in 1981 as a sales representative. From 1982 to 1986, she managed a staff in Fidelity's legal department. From 1986 to 1994, she was marketing director of Fixed-Income Product Management for Fidelity Investments Retail Marketing Company. Ms. Libbey was vice president of High Net Worth and Electronic Channel Programs for Fidelity Retail Investor Services from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 1999, she was vice president of Investment Planning Product Development for Fidelity Investments Institutional Retirement Group. In 1999, Ms. Libbey was appointed senior vice president of Product Management and Development for Fidelity's retail mutual funds in Fidelity Personal Investments (FPI). In 2002, she was named senior vice president of portfolio Advisory Services for FPI. Ms. Libbey served as chairman and director of the board for Fidelity Personal Trust Company (FBS) from 2004 to 2007. In June 2007, she was appointed senior vice president of Outreach and Program Development at Fidelity Charitable.
Ms. Libbey was named president of Fidelity Charitable in 2008. In this role, she has introduced numerous innovations supporting the organization's goal to be a philanthropic resource for individuals, families and their advisors as they support their charitable giving plans. Since 2008, when Ms. Libbey assumed her role, more than $6.3 billion has been granted to qualified nonprofit organizations.
Ms. Libbey is a member of the advisory board for the Fidelity Investments PRIDE employee resource group. She also serves on the board of directors for the UNH Foundation, established in 1989 to build private support for the University of New Hampshire. Among her many philanthropic interests, she has a long-standing commitment to furthering social justice and economic opportunities in the Ixcan region of Guatemala. Ms. Libbey earned a bachelor of arts in Sociology and English at the University of New Hampshire.