Paige Carlson-Heim is Director, Office of Charitable & Corporate Giving & the TD Charitable Foundation. In this role she is responsible for the strategic direction and the overall administration of the US community giving in alignment with TD Bank's Corporate Citizenship strategy, known as the TD Ready Commitment. Paige previously served as the Regional Community Development Manager for Metro PA/NJ for TD Bank, delivering banking products and services that meet local community needs. Paige was recently recognized with a WOW! CEO Leadership Award in 2018.
She serves on the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations Board, and in Philadelphia she serves as Chair of the Philadelphia LISC Local Advisory Board.
Prior to coming to TD Bank, Paige was the Managing Director of the Housing & Community Development Network of NJ, a statewide association of more than 250 affordable housing and community development corporations, individuals and other organizations that support the creation of housing and economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Jerseyans.
Paige spent 8 years with the Network, serving initially as the Organizational Development Specialist and Associate Director before becoming the Managing Director in 2007. From March 2006 through February 2007 she served as Acting Executive Director during the founding Executive Director’s sabbatical.
While at HCDNNJ, Paige helped to strengthen relationships with state administrators of housing programs, supported the ongoing development of the Network’s advocacy capacity, refined technical assistance programs to better meet the needs of members and solidified partnerships at local, state and national levels to achieve community development policy and capacity building
Prior to coming to the Network, Paige worked in international community development for 15 years. Paige graduated from Georgetown University and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the
Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). She has spent time living and working in Madagascar and Mali, and consulted with programs in Kenya, Zambia, Botswana, Ethiopia and Brazil. Paige currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Mark, and Jack Russell Terrier, Patch.