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. She has been named five times 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, most recently in 2018. She has been invited by the Chinese government to speak to their emerging nonprofit sector about philanthropy. 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 and the University of Michigan's School of Social Work. She is also the 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 – Vice President of Technology
Christopher Adams is the 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.
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.
Joseph Gajewski – Vice President of Investment Operations and Compliance
Joseph Gajewski is the Vice President of Investment Operations and Compliance. Mr. Gajewski has more than 25 years of experience in financial services, with a focus on operations, accounting, board governance and compliance. Mr. Gajewski is responsible for overseeing donor on-boarding and both investment and contribution processing. He is also responsible for ensuring NPT’s investments comply with all applicable policies and liaising with the Investment Committee of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining NPT, Mr. Gajewski held various managerial roles in operational and administrative positions with BlackRock, SEI, and PFPC, Inc., which was previously a wholly owned subsidiary of PNC Bank. Mr. Gajewski earned an MBA from Widener University and a B.S. in Finance from Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Gajewski is currently a Board and Finance Committee member for the Claymont Community Center in Delaware.
Elizabeth Maggio – Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Elizabeth Maggio is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and has more than 25 years of philanthropic sector management experience and over 13 years of donor-advised fund experience. Prior to joining NPT, Ms. Maggio held leadership positions in two Fortune 50 corporate foundations and worked for almost a decade as a senior relationship manager for a national financial service firm’s donor-advised fund. Ms. Maggio is responsible for managing NPT’s financial institutional client relationships and for overseeing donor stewardship initiatives. Ms. Maggio received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her Fundraising Executive certification from Boston University.
Ellen M. McGuinn – Senior Vice President of Finance and Controller, Assistant Treasurer
Ellen McGuinn is the Senior Vice President of Finance, NPT's Controller and Assistant Treasurer. Ms. McGuinn has more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting which includes 10 years in the nonprofit sector. Ms. McGuinn is responsible for treasury management, accounting and financial reporting. Ms. McGuinn is also responsible for the oversight of NPT’s grant processing. Ms. McGuinn was formerly the Controller for Chestnut Hill College. Prior to that, she worked within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and began her career in public accounting at PriceWaterhouse. Ms. McGuinn has a B.S. (Summa Cum Laude) in Accounting from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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.
Rene J. Paradis – Chief Financial Officer
Rene Paradis is Chief Financial Officer and has more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, compliance and operations. Ms. Paradis is responsible for accounting, financial reporting, investment management and grants at NPT. Ms. Paradis was formerly the CFO and CAO for Element Financial services, which provided financial and lending services to various commercial industries. Prior to joining Element, Ms. Paradis was the CFO for GMAC Institutional Investment Advisors, an SEC registered investment advisor, and Managing Director for PFPC’s Alternative Investment Division. Ms. Paradis has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Andrea Rush – Senior Vice President of Philanthropic Services
Andrea Rush is Senior Vice President of 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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