John Canady recognised for achievements in charitable giving
innovation with donor-advised funds.
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DAF–John Canady, CEO of National Philanthropic Trust UK (NPT-UK)
has been awarded Philanthropy Advisor of the Year at the annual Spears
Wealth Management Awards held at the Dorchester Hotel in London on 6
November 2018. Canady was recognised for his innovative work with
philanthropists in the UK, as well as across Europe, the Middle East and
Asia, turning various types of assets and investments into charitable
Canady leverages the ease and flexibility of donor-advised
funds to benefit charitable organisations and donors alike.
He worked with philanthropists to convert private equity interests into
mission-critical charitable funding. He also identified a solution to
manage a family’s collaborative philanthropic goals.
“Donor-advised funds have been instrumental to the evolution of
philanthropy elsewhere in the world and have significant potential to
increase philanthropy here in the UK and Europe more broadly,” said
Canady. “I am honoured to be recognised for the work we do with donors
and their advisors to facilitate strategic and tax-effective charitable
For more than two decades, Canady has spearheaded impactful financial
and philanthropic initiatives. Canady was previously the Executive
Director of Philanthropy at Charities Aid Foundation in London. He has
worked in the hedge fund industry in London, led strategic planning for
European emerging markets at MasterCard and served as a U.S. Foreign
The Spears Wealth Management Awards honour entrepreneurs,
philanthropists, and advisors in the wealth management field for their
innovation, success and outstanding contribution.
Founded in 2013, NPT-UK is a London-based, UK-registered charity
dedicated to increasing philanthropy in society by providing philanthropic
expertise to donors, financial institutions, foundations and charities.
NPT-UK administers donor-advised
fund giving vehicles to donors who wish to manage their giving over
time and designated funds for donors who wish to make one-time gifts.
NPT-UK annually publishes the UK
Donor-Advised Fund Report, which provides insight into the growing
area of philanthropy. NPT-UK is affiliated with National
Philanthropic Trust, one of the 25 largest grantmaking institutions
in the United States. Additional information at NPT-UK.org.
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