July 1, 2024

Holly Welch Stubbing

Author National Philanthropic Trust

Holly Welch Stubbing is a nationally recognized leader in philanthropy with over 25 years of experience and thought leadership on giving and grantmaking.

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Holly joins National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) after serving since 2017 as president and CEO of E4E Relief, a national charitable organization offering emergency financial relief programs for global companies and communities. E4E Relief has awarded more than $260 million in emergency financial relief grants in 120 countries since 2020, assisting individuals impacted by catastrophic disasters and financial hardships.

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Prior to leading E4E Relief, she worked for Foundation for the Carolinas, where she led advancement, philanthropic services, investments and legal affairs. Together with the team, she grew the organization from $180 million to nearly $4 billion in charitable assets.

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Holly is an American Marshall Memorial Fellow of the German Marshall Fund and has received the Charlotte Business Journal’s Women in Business award and 40 Under 40 distinction. Welch Stubbing was named one of the Mecklenburg Times’ 50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte and recognized as the Charlotte Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Fundraiser of the Year.

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She holds a Global Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts with honors in speech communications and international studies from Wake Forest University. She is a member of the North Carolina and Tennessee Bar Associations.

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Holly is married to Matt Stubbing, a real estate developer specializing in affordable housing, and has two children.