National Philanthropic Trust Appoints Lisa Pattis to its Board of Trustees

JENKINTOWN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National Philanthropic Trust, 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 Lisa Pattis to its Board of Trustees. 

“Lisa Pattis’ history of leadership in corporate law and global investing, and long involvement with philanthropy will make a great addition to our board,” said Eileen Heisman, CEO of National Philanthropic Trust. “We are pleased to welcome Lisa as a new Trustee to support our mission of advancing philanthropy around the world.”

Pattis is President of Next Chapter Holdings, which manages investments for the Pattis Family and The Pattis Family Foundation. Previously, Pattis was General Counsel of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WTFC) and a partner at Sidley Austin, LLP for 17 years, where she specialized in corporate governance, securities law, and strategic counseling for major publicly traded and privately held companies, and families.

Pattis has been repeatedly recognized for her leadership, including being named to Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40, selected as a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow, and honored for her work as a top general counsel. Pattis serves as a trustee of The Newberry Library and the Foundation Board of Children’s Home & Aid Society, and previously served as board chair of Women Employed.

Pattis earned her Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University, a Master of Arts from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton 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 $40.5 billion in charitable funding and has made more than 541,000 grants exceeding $21.0 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 impact investing solutions. More at and