Nancy Huntington Stager

President & Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Bank Foundation

Nancy wears a navy blouse with flowers, has blonde hair, wears glasses, and smiles for the camera

Nancy Huntington Stager leads Eastern Bank’s philanthropy, volunteerism programming and civic advocacy. Having joined the Bank in 1995 as Chief Human Resources Officer, Nancy has actively shaped the culture the Bank enjoys today as consistently one of the “Top Places to Work” in the region, as well as the Bank’s corporate social responsibility reputation in the communities of eastern Massachusetts, southern and coastal New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Nancy is dedicated to creating and supporting robust programming to celebrate and assist our communities, encouraging fellow colleagues to volunteer their skills with non-profit organizations addressing community needs, as well as serving as a strong advocate for economic inclusion and mobility and other social justice causes aimed at creating a better, fairer, more sustainable world. At over $220 million in assets, the Eastern Bank Foundation (EBF) remains focused on the communities within Eastern’s market area, providing approximately $10 million in grants to more than 1,600 local organizations each year. She is also co-founder and President of the Foundation for Business Equity, a private foundation started through a $10 million grant from EBF, which is working with Black and LatinX enterprises in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, building capacity and facilitating access to capital and contracts, which enable growth.

Nancy has received numerous awards for her leadership in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility, most recently from the American Bankers Association with the Community Commitment Award for Economic Inclusion; the Founder’s Award from Conexión; from the Boston Business Journal with a Leaders in Diversity Award for Corporate Social Responsibility and the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Leader in Diversity; from the YWCA Boston which inducted her into its Academy of Women Achievers; and the Medal of Honor from the National Center for Race Amity.

Nancy remains involved on a number of community boards across the Greater Boston area. She grew up on Long Island, New York, graduated from Cornell University, and now resides in Reading, Massachusetts.