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 a lecturer 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.
Christopher Adams – Associate Vice President, Technology
Christopher Adams is the Associate Vice President of Technology. He is responsible for managing NPT’s technology and driving system selection to support NPT’s mission and goals in order to serve NPT’s donors, partners and staff. Prior to joining NPT, Chris held multiple positions at Cigna as an IT Project Manager and gained experience at BlackRock and Independence Blue Cross. Mr. Adams has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Management Information Systems from Drexel University, a Masters of Information Systems from Drexel University and a Master’s Certificate of Information Security from Villanova University.
Margaret A. Bandera – Chief Operating Officer
Margaret A. Bandera, CPA, CMA is the Chief Operating Officer 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. In 2015, Ms. Bandera was named CFO of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journal. 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 - Vice President, Communications
Brian Case is Vice President of Communications and has more than 25 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 25 years of experience in the philanthropic and nonprofit marketplace. Mr. Hastings is responsible for NPT’s advanced gift planning and major gifts, business development, institutional partnerships helping the organization raise nearly $6 billion in charitable contributions. Mr. Hastings 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 2,400 nonprofit organizations, and the Program Director for the American Institute for Public Service. Mr. Hastings has a B.A. with honors in Political Science from Denison University and also studied at Exeter College, Oxford University.
Gil A. Nusbaum – General Counsel
Gil Nusbaum is NPT’s General Counsel. He is responsible for a wide variety of general corporate legal and risk management matters and for overseeing NPT’s relationships with outside legal counsel. Mr. Nusbaum was previously employed as an Associate for Laura Solomon & Associates, where he formed and advised nonprofit, charitable organizations. Prior to that, he was an Associate in the Family Wealth Management practice group at Ballard Spahr LLP, where his practice included all aspects of trusts and estate law, including counseling individuals on charitable giving techniques and assisting with the formation and operation of charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, donor-advised funds and private foundations. Before joining Ballard Spahr LLP, Mr. Nusbaum was an Associate in the Trusts & Estates, Tax, and Philanthropic & Nonprofit practice groups at Dilworth Paxson LLP. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Wesleyan University and his law degree from Temple University. He also holds a Masters of Law in Taxation from Temple University.
Andrea Rush - Vice President, Premier Philanthropic Services
Andrea Rush is Vice President of Premier Philanthropic Services and has more than 14 years of experience handling all aspects of grant services, including direct international grants and grant agreements within NPT. Ms. Rush is also responsible for the oversight of NPT’s Supporting Organizations and Special Projects. She is a member of the Grant Managers Network and the NGOSource Advisory Council. Ms. Rush was previously employed as an elementary school teacher for the School District of Philadelphia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Temple University, where she graduated with honors.
NPT's financial information
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