JENKINTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An executive at National Philanthropic Trust (NPT), the nation’s top independent Donor-Advised Fund charity, answered questions about Donor-Advised Funds (the fastest-growing giving vehicle in the US) at last week’s National Press Club’s Newsmaker Program.
“It was an honor for NPT to be invited to speak at the legendary National Press Club about our favorite topics – philanthropy and Donor-Advised Funds,” said Eileen Heisman, CEO, National Philanthropic Trust. “NPT’s team is dedicated to helping donors support what’s important to them through Donor-Advised Funds. We were thankful to have this opportunity to demystify and discuss donor-advised funds with such a smart and engaged audience.”
NPT’s Chief Development Officer, Drew Hastings, joined the panel, which included Exponent Philanthropy’s Henry Berman, the Tow Foundation’s Emily Tow Jackson and Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Stacy Palmer in “The Diverse Power of 21st Century Philanthropy” program.
The panel discussed and answered questions about grantmaking with Donor-Advised Funds in the US and internationally. Key topics included leveraging illiquid assets like real estate and stocks to create solutions to societal challenges; identifying issues in a way to make the most impact with a donation; strategies for funding potential risks and experiments through donations using multiple giving vehicles; and much more.
About National Philanthropic Trust
Founded in 1996, NPT has raised $4 billion in charitable contributions and currently manages over $2.1 billion in charitable assets. It has made more than 90,000 grants totaling $2 billion to charities all over the world and ranks as the top independent DAF administrator. NPT annually publishes the Donor-Advised Fund Report, the industry’s authority on the state of DAF giving. Visit http://www.nptrust.org/.