Eileen R. Heisman – President and CEO
Eileen R. Heisman, ACFRE, is the President and CEO of NPT. She is a nationally recognized expert on charitable and planned giving. Ms. Heisman has been interviewed about philanthropy and donor-advised funds on CNBC, PBS, NPR, CNN International and BloombergTV, and by nearly every national newspaper and major trade publication, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, CBS MarketWatch, Financial Advisor, and Investment News. She was among the first fundraising professionals to earn the distinguished ACFRE certification. In 2011, she was named by NonProfit Times as one of their Power and Influence Top 50, an annual listing of the 50 most influential executives in the philanthropic sector. In 2013, she was invited by the Chinese government to speak to their emerging nonprofit sector about philanthropy. She is a recipient of the 2013 American Association of Ben Gurion University of the Negev Mid-Atantic Chapter's Women of Distinction Award. Ms. Heisman is currently a member of the faculty at Leadership Philadelphia, as well as an adjunct faculty member the University of Michigan's School of Social Work graduate program and at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. She is a regular lecturer for the Nonprofit Board Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a member of the Governance Committee for the Nonprofit Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. Ms. Heisman serves on the Advisory Board at New York University’s George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, the Community Foundation of Singapore and the University of Michigan's School of Social Work. She is also a member of the Board of Directors at the Arden Theater Company. Ms. Heisman has a bachelor's degree with honors in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and a master's degree in social work with a major in social program evaluation from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the third Wharton Fellows Class at the University of Pennsylvania and completed the Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Margaret A. Bandera – Chief Administrative Officer & Treasurer
Margaret A. Bandera, CPA, CMA is the Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer of NPT and has more than 20 years of management experience in accounting and finance. She is responsible for oversight of all financial activities, treasury, compliance, risk management, human resources and general administration. Prior to joining NPT, Ms. Bandera gained broad-ranging experience in the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. She is both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as their Pennsylvania chapter. Ms. Bandera received her degree in Business Administration with honors from Red River College in Canada.
Edward T. Bowden, Jr. - Vice President, Operations and Technology
Ed Bowden is the Vice President, Operations and Technology at NPT and has more than 20 years of IT, Operations and Strategic Planning experience. Mr. Bowden is responsible for NPT’s day-to-day operations, contributions, grants, investments, account management, customer support and IT solutions. Prior to joining NPT, he spent 10 years at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch in various management roles responsible for Operations and IT strategic planning and execution. He also has experience in the healthcare and software industries, where he was a senior manager of IT organizations. Mr. Bowden received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Bowden is a member of the Project Management Institute and the IT Infrastructure Library, Microsoft Solutions Framework-certified and a Series 7 Licensee.
Brian Case - Assistant Vice President, Communications
Brian Case is Assistant Vice President of Communications and has more than 20 years of experience in the field of strategic media development. Mr. Case is responsible for the oversight of internal, external, and partner communications, both printed and online. He was formerly an independent communications consultant for a wide variety of clients that included industry-leading companies, custom publishers, schools, and non-profit associations. Mr. Case previously served as Editor-in-Chief of AAA World magazine, Director of Communications for The Union League of Philadelphia, and Editorial Manager for BCM Engineers. Mr. Case has a B.A. with honors in Political Science from Penn State University.
Andrew W. Hastings – Vice President, Premier Philanthropy
Andrew Hastings is the Vice President of Premier Philanthropy and has 20 years of experience in the philanthropic and nonprofit marketplace. Mr. Hastings is responsible for advanced gift planning and major gifts, business development, institutional partnerships, and has been recognized nationally for his pioneering work in the field of charitable marketing and development. Mr. Hastings wrote and edited NPT’s award-winning publication, A Chronological History of Philanthropy in the United States. He also developed NPT’s annual research study of the donor advised fund market. Mr. Hastings was formerly the President and CEO of the Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies, which provided management services and technical assistance to more than 2400 nonprofit organizations. Mr. Hastings has a B.A. with honors in Political Science from Denison University and also studied at Exeter College, Oxford University.
Andrea Rush - Assistant Vice President, Grantmaking Services
Andrea Rush is Assistant Vice President of Grantmaking Services and has more than 10 years of experience handling all aspects of grant services, including foreign grants, within NPT. Ms. Rush is a member of the Grant Managers Network and has attended numerous programs administered by LaSalle University’s Non-profit Center, Delaware Valley Grantmakers, and the Council on Foundations. Ms. Rush also spent several years as an elementary school teacher for the School District of Philadelphia. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Temple University and graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Kip Schaefer - Vice President, Institutional Business Development
Kip Schaefer, CFP® is Vice President of Institutional Business Development and has over 15 years experience in the financial services and nonprofit industries. He is responsible for business development, investment management and charitable gift planning. Prior to joining NPT, Mr. Schaefer was a Managing Director-Principal at Bear Stearns in New York City. His work included leading a trading team on the Fixed Income Finance Desk responsible for managing over $50 billion in assets. Mr. Schaefer is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his Master’s degree in Fundraising at New York University’s George H. Heyman, Jr., Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising. His career transition from Wall Street to the nonprofit sector has been featured in articles written by the New York Times, New York University and Creative Living Magazine. Mr. Schaefer serves on the Gift Planning Council for the Philadelphia Zoo and is a volunteer youth athletics coach.
NPT's financial information
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