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National Philanthropic Trust UK Speaks On Impact Investing In Africa And The Middle East

Wharton Club Association (WCA) Executive Investment Summit & Family Office Forum 2017

LONDON/MORROCO – John Canady, CEO, National Philanthropic Trust UK (NPT-UK) today spoke about impact investing and philanthropic trends at the Wharton Club Association (WCA) Executive Investment Summit & Family Office Forum 2017 in Marrakech. The conference brings together Africa’s leading investors, principals of family offices, heads of African family-owned conglomerates, and award-winning entrepreneurs.

John Canady, CEO, NPT-UK said: "Global philanthropy is evolving and donors are now actively partnering with others to solve local problems. Collaborative giving initiatives amongst prominent families in the Middle East are on the rise and we expect to see a similar trend emerge in Africa.”

Canady continued: “Donors, especially the younger members of wealthy families, are interested in putting some of their charitable capital to work for positive social change through impact investing. In addition to generating a financial return, they want to make sure that they have a positive social return too.”

NPT-UK is a UK charity that offers donor-advised funds and other philanthropic vehicles to facilitate strategic and tax-effective charitable giving.

NPT-UK is affiliated with National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) in the United States, the largest, national independent donor-advised fund sponsor in the US. Since its founding in 1996, NPT has raised $6.2 billion in charitable contributions, currently manages $2.9 billion in charitable assets and has made more than 150,000 grants exceeding $3.6 billion to charities around the world.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kathryn Adamson, Kadamson@npt-uk.org www.npt-uk.org

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About NPT-UK
NPT-UK is a UK-registered charity dedicated to providing philanthropic expertise to donors, financial institutions, foundations and charities, enabling them to realise their philanthropic aspirations.

NPT-UK was founded in 2013 to increase philanthropy through donor-advised fund giving vehicles. NPT-UK offers donors-advised fund accounts for donors who wish to manage their giving over time and designated funds for donors who want to make one-time gifts.

NPT-UK is a UK/US dual qualified charity. Donations to NPT-UK are recognised for tax purposes in both countries simultaneously. NPT-UK is an independent UK charity (charity number 115376) and is recognised by the IRS as a disregarded entity of the 501©(3) public charity National Philanthropic Trust in the US (EIN 23-7825575).

NPT-UK is affiliated with National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) in the United States. NPT was founded in 1996. Since that time, NPT has raised $7.6 billion in charitable contributions and currently manages $4.2 billion in charitable assets. It has made more than 160,000 grants totaling $3.9 billion to charities all over the world. NPT ranks among the 25 largest grantmaking institutions in the United States.