Mollie Bunis

Mollie is the Managing Director of Philanthropic Services for Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd. She joined Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd. in 2004 and brings deep experience working in philanthropy and nonprofits to her role of leading the firm’s client engagements and ensuring impact for our donor partners. As a senior member of the leadership team Mollie contributes to the strategic direction of the company and product and service innovation.

Having worked with 50+ donors with a diverse set of needs and interests means, Mollie is well positioned to ensure that our clients are getting the expertise and support they need to achieve their philanthropic goals. In addition to leading our client services team, Mollie continues to advise a select group of donors. She is a certified trainer with 21/64, specializing in next-generation and multigenerational strategic philanthropy. With a background in conflict resolution, Mollie is a particularly valuable resource to philanthropic families who are seeking to gain consensus around their family philanthropy. Prior to joining Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., Mollie launched and directed the Office of Conflict Resolution at the University of Vermont.

Mollie is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has written a number of articles for such publications as: National Center for Family Philanthropy, the NAEPSC Journal of Estate & Tax PlanningFinancial Advisor, and Private Wealth magazine. She serves as a mentor for Exponent Philanthropy’s Next Generation Fellows program and served on the advisory board of the Center for Non-profits at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her B.A. in Political Science. She has an M.A. in Applied Ethics (Concentration in Health Care) from Loyola University of Chicago and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from Woodbury College.

Managing Director
Philanthropic Services

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