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Helene A. Augustine

Board Chair

Former Vice President and Trust and Fiduciary Specialist - Northeast Region Wells Fargo, The Private Bank

My professional career spanned more than four decades in financial trust banking, most recently at Wells Fargo as Vice President and Senior Fiduciary Relationship Specialist. worked closely with clients to fulfill their philanthropic and wealth transfer goals and managed their trust and estate plans. I earned my Paralegal certification from the University of New Haven; completed the American Bankers Association National Trust School and the National Graduates Trust School, both held at Northwestern University, and a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor.

In addition to my Gateway Community Foundation Board service, I also lend my time and expertise in support of other worthwhile community service agencies and organizations. Past Chair of the Community Foundation Fund for Women and Girls and serves on the boards of Junior Achievement, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, and the Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council. I reside in Cheshire with my husband Jeff Augustine; have a grown daughter, Lauren, an APRN (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse) at Yale University, and a 15 year-old granddaughter, Gabi.