Kim Fremont Fortunato has served as Director of Campbell Healthy Communities, the first position of its kind for a food company, since 2010. The Campbell Healthy Communities program is an initiative to improve the health of young people in Campbell communities by reducing childhood obesity and hunger. Now in its fourth year, the Healthy Communities model, based on Collective Impact methodology has been referred to as a best in class for the industry. The Camden program, home to Campbell’s World Headquarters, has scaled to two other locations where Campbell has operations in the United States, Henry County, Ohio, and Everett, Washington, and has been replicated by industry members. Under Fortunato’s leadership, the initiative is the company’s signature philanthropic program.
Fortunato has more than 20 years of experience working for leading non-profit organizations. She joined Campbell from Operation Warm, Inc., where she served as President, growing a regional non-profit to one of national stature. Prior to Operation Warm, Fortunato co-founded Social Venture Partners Delaware, a venture philanthropy organization focused on investments in early childhood education for at-risk children in Delaware. Fortunato speaks nationally on the role of the private sector in public/private partnerships impacting social change. She began her career as a lawyer.
Fortunato earned her B.A. from Duke University and holds a J.D. from Widener University School of Law. Outside of her current role with Campbell, she also serves as a director on the Lincoln Center Education Board; Delaware Early Education and Economy Commission; Rodel Foundation – Delaware; New Jersey Preventive Health Advisory Committee; Camden Food Security Advisory Board and the Google Innovation Lab for Food Research. In 2012, she was named one of the “Best Fifty Women in Business” by NJBIZ and received the 2012 United Way of Camden County Dr. Nathan Asbell Humanitarian Award. She was a 2013 finalist in Philadelphia Magazine’s Health Hero Award and was named one of the 2013 “Women to Watch” by South Jersey BIZ .