Donor-advised funds are fast becoming a favorite charitable giving vehicle, with millions of Americans using DAFs to efficiently and effectively support the causes most important to them through grantmaking. On March 14, Join National Philanthropic Trust’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Director Fernando Gonzalez and Development Manager Joe Enten as they provide an engaging and informative primer on donor-advised funds, their flexible uses and benefits, and how to engage with donors using DAFs.
Fernando Gonzalez is the Regional Director of Development, Mid-Atlantic at National Philanthropic Trust covering PA, DC, DE, MD, WV, OH, MI and IN. Mr. Gonzalez has eleven years of wealth management experience, as well as five years’ experience in real estate and mortgage consultancy, and a rich history of finance, governance, and community engagement. Prior to joining NPT, he was Vice President and Relationship Strategist for PNC Wealth Management in the Philadelphia region. Earlier in his career, he served as a Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch, and as a Senior Mortgage Consultant with Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors. Mr. Gonzalez has served in leadership positions for a wide range of volunteer organizations, most recently as outgoing President of the Board for the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, focusing on Finance and Global Business, and a Bachelor of Music from Colorado State University.
Joe Enten is a Development Manager at NPT, with more than a decade of nonprofit experience, with eight years at nonprofits in the Pittsburgh area. He has a SIE certification and a Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership from the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Emerging Leader Award. Joe attended the University of Pittsburgh for his Undergraduate degree in Political Science, with Certificates in African Studies and Latin American Studies. He currently resides in Scranton, PA with his wife Kate, son Anders, dog Benny and cat Keak the Sneak. He is also the Shooting Guard/Power Forward for the Sammy’s Soldiers team at the JCC recreational basketball league.
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