U.S. Trust Discusses Women in Philanthropy and Trends in Social Impact Investing at 2014 National Forum on Family Philanthropy

Monday, May 5, 2014 9:00 am EDT

U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, is the premium sponsor of the first annual National Forum on Family Philanthropy (ncfp14.org), hosted by the National Center for Family Philanthropy this week in Cambridge, Mass. As part of its support, leading executives from U.S. Trust will offer new insights on the role of women in family philanthropy and growing interest in social impact, values-based and gender lens investing.

The forum runs May 7-9, 2014 and convenes 250 leaders in family philanthropy, trustees and other senior executives to explore critical issues facing donor families. Attendees will hear from some of the most thought-provoking leaders in the field, as well as the nonprofit and private sectors, through a series of panel and open format discussions, workshops and case studies. U.S. Trust thought leaders participating in the forum include:

  • Claire Costello, national philanthropic practice executive, will moderate a discussion about women’s contribution to the family philanthropy and its effectiveness. Costello will be joined by remarkable donors Jennifer Buffett, president and co-chair of the NoVo Foundation, and Peggy Dulany, founder and chair of The Synergos Institute.
  • Jason Baron, portfolio manager of U.S. Trust’s Socially Innovative Investing Strategy, and Jackie Vanderbrug, senior investment strategist, will host a session titled “Impact Investing – Moving from Intrigue to Implementation,” during which they will discuss the potential financial and social returns of impact investing and how this come of age approach offers additional means through which families can pursue their missions.

“Passing philanthropic values from one generation to the next is an important way to maintain the productive purpose of wealth and to sustain support for communities and causes meaningful to a family,” says Costello, who also serves on the NCFP board. “Knowledge sharing set to take place at this industry forum will contribute greatly to the broader philanthropic discourse and enhance our ability to support our clients’ philanthropic ambitions.”

U.S. Trust Institutional Investments and Philanthropic Solutions
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management is dedicated to the philanthropic and nonprofit communities. Through U.S. Trust Institutional Investments and Philanthropic Solutions we put our strengths and resources behind every mission – be it a nonprofit organization or a philanthropic individual or family. We provide specialized advisory, administrative and investment solutions to both nonprofit organizations and private philanthropic clients that help transform their charitable goals into meaningful action. We tailor mission-focused solutions and offer ongoing advice and guidance through a close working relationship with a dedicated advisor, helping organizations and individuals turn missions into milestones.

About The National Center for Family Philanthropy
The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is the only national nonprofit dedicated to families who give and those who work with them. NCFP provides the research, expertise and networking opportunities necessary to inspire our national network of giving families every step of the way on their philanthropic journey. Families learn to transform their values into effective giving that makes a positive and enduring impact on the communities they serve. Learn more about the value of family philanthropy at ncfp.org.

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