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 Bloomberg TV, 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 both 2011 and 2014, 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-Atlantic Chapter's Women of Distinction Award. She is also the Association of Fundraising Professionals' 2014 Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Ms. Heisman is currently a member of the faculty at Leadership Philadelphia, as well as an adjunct faculty member at 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 and Chair of the Board at CultureTrust. 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 and has more than 25 years of management experience in Finance and Accounting. She is responsible for oversight of all financial activities, including financial reporting, audit, tax, treasury, compliance, risk management, human resources and general administration. Prior to joining NPT, Ms. Bandera gained broad-ranging experience in the corporate, government, banking 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.
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 – Chief Development Officer
Andrew Hastings is Chief Development Officer 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.
Donna Pulini – Vice President, Investments
Donna Pulini is Vice President of Investments with more than 25 years of experience with complex global investments and business development. Ms. Pulini previously served as the Senior Business Development Manager at Aberdeen Asset Management. She has also worked in Istanbul with Global Investment Holdings, worked for Bloomberg in New York City in the Portfolio Order Management Systems Group and was the Regional Vice President at Schwab Institutional of the Mid-Atlantic region. Donna graduated with a BA from Long Island University and has done graduate work at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Donna holds the Six Sigma Green and Black Belt certifications from Villanova University. She sits on the Board of the Triskeles Foundation and the Special Olympics World Summer Games, Los Angeles 2015.
Andrea Rush - Vice President, Premier Philanthropic Services
Andrea Rush is Vice President of Premier Philanthropic 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.
NPT's financial information
NPT publishes an annual report with consolidated financials and information on contributions, grantmaking and investments.
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