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National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) announces the appointment of Jeffrey Armbrister, Lindy Benton-Moreno, and Connie Collingsworth to its Board of Trustees. The company is now the third largest grantmaking organization in the world. Jeffrey Armbrister, Lindy Benton-Moreno, and Connie Collingsworth bring extensive experience in private market investing, technology, law, and philanthropy to the board. Jeffrey Armbrister is the CFO of Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE), with 25+ years of investing experience. Lindy Benton-Moreno is a healthcare IT leader and Executive Board Chair of Vyne. Connie Collingsworth has vast experience in governance, risk management, and executive compensation, having served as COO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Jeffrey Armbrister, Lindy Benton-Moreno, and Connie Collingsworth join the Board of Trustees at the largest national, independent donor-advised fund public charity

JENKINTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- National Philanthropic Trust (NPT), the largest national, independent public charity that manages donor-advised funds, and one of the leading grantmaking institutions in the U.S., is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Armbrister, Lindy Benton-Moreno, and Connie Collingsworth to its Board of Trustees.

“As NPT continues to grow, innovate, and advance philanthropy around the world, we welcome these three accomplished professionals to our Board of Trustees,” said Eileen Heisman, CEO of National Philanthropic Trust. “NPT is now the third largest grantmaking organization in the world. With esteemed careers in private market investing, technology, law, and philanthropy, Jeffrey Armbrister, Lindy Benton-Moreno, and Connie Collingsworth will make welcome additions to our board.”

Jeffrey Armbrister is an executive with more than 25 years of transaction-based investing and operational experience. He is the Chief Financial Officer of Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE), a global private markets investment management firm.

Armbrister previously served as the company’s Global Head of Direct Equity Investments, where he was responsible for direction and oversight of the firm’s direct equity and co-investment platform. His role included service on the boards of directors of companies in which Hamilton Lane invested on behalf of clients.

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane, Armbrister served as Managing Director for Versa Capital Management, where he focused on making control-oriented, special situations, debt and equity investments in middle market companies across a variety of industries. While at Versa, he participated in all major investment functions, providing oversight for certain finance-related operational activities, including financial analysis and reporting and cash flow management for several portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Versa, Armbrister was an Equity Research analyst at Oppenheimer + Close. He has also held private equity, venture capital, corporate development, and investment banking positions at Berwind Financial Group, Redleaf Group, ICG Commerce, and Wheat First Butcher Singer, respectively. He currently serves on the board of directors or similar bodies of several charitable organizations. Armbrister received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Virginia.

Lindy Benton-Moreno, an accomplished leader and sought-after speaker, has devoted her 30-year healthcare IT career to advancing technology and inspiring leaders. As an Executive Board Chair of Vyne, Benton-Moreno fueled the growth of a small dental company by establishing a thriving medical division.

She was named by Health Data Management among the “Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT” and recognized on Becker’s “Women Power Players Health IT” list. As a Fellow at the Health Information and Management Systems Society, she engages with executive councils across health-related committees and industry associations.

With a Master of Science from Florida State University, Benton-Moreno became a Distinguished Alumnus in Business and Industry, serving on the university’s National Board of Directors as the university Alumni Association’s National Director. Prior to entering healthcare IT, she pioneered the mainstreaming of 100+ children with disabilities into Florida’s public schools and the sponsoring of scholarships for first-generation college students, an initiative close to her heart.

Connie Collingsworth is an experienced board member with expertise in governance, risk management, executive compensation, and complex investments for publicly traded companies, private companies, and private equity funds. Her board experience includes leadership positions on public and private company boards as well as charitable organizations.

Collingsworth’s current board roles include Banner Corporation (NASDAQ: BANR) and Axxes Capital. She also serves as a Board Advisor to European private equity fund Planet First Partners, a Business Advisory Board Member to biotech company Ocugen (NASDAQ: OCGN), and a Strategic Advisor to venture fund LoudCapital.

Collingsworth is the former Chief Operating Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the world with over $65 billion in assets, distributing over $8.3 billion annually. During her 22-year tenure, she was responsible for managing and scaling the foundation’s business operations globally. She also served as Chief Legal Officer, advising Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, and Warren Buffett on governance, including creating the foundation’s Governing Board. She was the architect of the foundation’s IP philosophy and led the foundation’s work in collaborating with for-profit companies, including big pharma and companies in the biotech and ed-tech sectors.

Collingsworth holds a Master of Laws in International Business Studies from the University of Exeter, England, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska, and a Bachelor of Arts from Andrews University.

About National Philanthropic Trust

Founded in 1996, National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) is the largest national, independent public charity that manages donor-advised funds and one of the leading grantmaking institutions in the U.S. Since its founding, NPT has raised more than $49.8 billion in charitable funding and has made more than 640,000 grants exceeding $25.7 billion to nonprofits around the world. NPT annually publishes the Donor-Advised Fund Report, the sector’s authority on the state of DAF philanthropy. Visit NPT’s resource library to learn what you can do with a DAF and about NPT’s impact investing options. More at NPTrust.org and NPTGivingPoint.org.

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FAQ

Who are the new appointees to the Board of Trustees at National Philanthropic Trust (NPT)?

Jeffrey Armbrister, Lindy Benton-Moreno, and Connie Collingsworth.

What is the current ranking of National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) among grantmaking organizations?

NPT is now the third largest grantmaking organization in the world.

What is Jeffrey Armbrister's role at Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE)?

Jeffrey Armbrister is the Chief Financial Officer of Hamilton Lane, a global private markets investment management firm.

What is Lindy Benton-Moreno's background?

Lindy Benton-Moreno is a healthcare IT leader and Executive Board Chair of Vyne.

What is Connie Collingsworth's experience?

Connie Collingsworth has vast experience in governance, risk management, and executive compensation, having served as COO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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