Bob Giannino is the President & CEO of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. Prior to joining United Way, Bob served as the CEO of uAspire, the nation’s leading nonprofit focused on helping young people and families navigate an affordable path to a postsecondary degree. Over 15 years, Bob oversaw the transformation of uAspire from a small, local organization serving 1,000 young people in Boston into a national, award-winning, enterprise reaching more than 25 states and 300,000 students each year. In addition to its direct service programming, uAspire’s policy and systems change efforts will lead to dramatically improved financial access to a college degree and economic opportunity for millions of young people.
Bob is the first in his family to attend college, a product of the Somerville (MA) Public Schools, and a graduate of Harvard College.