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Director, Philanthropic and General Counsel – Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta - Atlanta, Georgia

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is a leading nonprofit organization committed to fostering positive change and sustainable impact in the Greater Atlanta region. Guided by the belief that a thriving community relies on strategic philanthropy, the Foundation works closely with donors, nonprofits, and community partners to address critical challenges, advance social equity, and improve the quality of life for all residents.

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta focuses on addressing various community needs such as education, health, arts and culture, environment, and social services. They work to mobilize resources and create collaborations to make a positive and lasting impact on the region they serve.

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is seeking an experienced and visionary Director, Philanthropic and General Counsel to serve as the Foundation’s lead counsel, providing legal advice and support to the organization, with special emphasis on legal matters related to charitable giving and general community foundation law, and serve as a technical advisor with prospects, donors and professional advisors.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the formation of strategic charitable initiatives and partnerships, particularly as to the legal structure. Draft legal agreements related to these matters and other charitable gifts, as well as fiscal sponsorships and fiscal agency arrangements.
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to professional advisors and their clients regarding philanthropic gift planning and execution and handle resulting gifts of complex assets
  • Support philanthropic officers in soliciting additional gifts from existing donors, especially those involving complex funding assets or planned gifts.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable resource, answering questions regarding philanthropy, fund options, due diligence, endowment issues, and more.
  • Assist the VP of Philanthropy with strategic planning, goal setting, and reporting for the Philanthropy team.

DRiWaterstone is proud to lead this search on behalf of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.