Maria Collins


Vice President, New York Life Foundation
New York Life Insurance Company

Maria Collins is the current vice president of the New York Life Foundation, the charitable foundation created by New York Life Insurance Company.  In addition to her Foundation duties, Ms. Collins is also corporate vice president of New York Life’s Corporate Responsibility Department.  Ms. Collins assists with the developing and managing the national grants, and grantmaking strategy.  In addition, she provides leadership to support initiatives of the corporate responsibility department. 

Ms. Collins joined the company in 2000 as the program manager of the community service program.  Since then, she has held positions of increasing responsibility including developing and managing the company’s national community service program, managing and enhancing all of the employee engagement programs, disaster  relief program administration and responsible for the corporate grantmaking portfolio.

Ms. Collins earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University and earned a Masters of Social Work from New York University. She currently resides in River Vale, NJ with her husband and their two sons.