Silver Bridge Expands Philanthropy and Foundation Service Capabilities with New Appointment
BOSTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Silver Bridge today announced that it has expanded its strategic philanthropy and foundation service capabilities with the appointment of Susanne Salerno to Director of Foundation Services. Over the past three years, Silver Bridge has steadily built its philanthropic offering with new services and appointments including an educational curriculum through the Silver Bridge Institute (SBI).
"Philanthropy is the heart of our mission at Silver Bridge, doing well for our clients and helping them do good for society, as we share our clients desire to positively impact change around the globe," commented Stephen Prostano, CEO of Silver Bridge. He continued, "We are pleased that our work in this area has not gone unnoticed having been recognized as the Best Human Services Provider for Philanthropy by Family Office Review this year."
Ms. Salerno will be responsible for managing some of the firm's largest foundation relationships. She will also deliver foundation and not-for-profit administration, board management, education and planned giving activities and services for client teams across the country. As Director of Foundation Services, she will also work with Janet Atkins, Dean of Faculty for SBI, to further develop the philanthropy curriculum for the firm's educational platform, SBI. Ms. Salerno will report to both Stephen Prostano and Janet Atkins who also serves as CEO and Founder of Ridgeway Philanthropy, a strategic philanthropic consulting firm.
For the past fifteen years, Ms. Salerno has managed various activities for non-profit institutions and philanthropic entities, including WGBH, Fidelity Charitable, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She received a B.S. in Business Administration from Villanova University, a Master of Public Policy from Tufts University and earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation from the American College.
"Susanne brings a new dimension of expertise to our growing philanthropy practice and will be a great asset to our team," commented Janet Atkins.
About Silver Bridge
Silver Bridge is a national, privately-held, owner-managed, boutique wealth advisory firm with over $3 billion in assets under advisement1. For more than 80 years, Silver Bridge and its predecessors have focused on helping successful individuals and families realize their financial goals. The firm offers objective, thoughtful advice and custom solutions aligned with each client's investment, philanthropic, tax, and wealth transfer objectives. All investment advisory services are provided through Silver Bridge Capital Management, LLC, a registered investment adviser and affiliate of Silver Bridge Advisors, LLC. For more information about Silver Bridge, visit http://www.silverbridgeadvisors.com.
Family Office Review Awards Disclosure: The Family Office Review Awards are designed for MFO's, SFO's and wealth advisory firms. Nominees are leaders who have in 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 demonstrated financial responsibility, reputational stability, excellence in client satisfaction, and innovative new services. Family Office Review assembled a geographically diverse judging panel of 12 members across disciplines to ensure fairness and objectivity in consideration of nominations. Winners were selected by the judges from the shortlist of 4-5 nominees based on reputation, impact and excellence in both the Best Human Services and the Industry Leadership categories. For the Industry Leadership category, candidates needed a minimum of 15 years in the family office/wealth management business to be considered as well as career progression and major leadership roles. Votes were cast anonymously to avoid any undue peer influence. These awards should not be interpreted as reflecting the approval or disapproval of Silver Bridge's services by clients, and is not intended to be indicative of or a promise of future performance.
1Assets under advisement are the estimated dollar value of all assets held by the clients of Silver Bridge Capital Management, LLC, Silver Bridge Advisors, LLC and Silver Bridge Family Office Partners, LLC (collectively "Silver Bridge") for which Silver Bridge provides advice or consultation (e.g., marketable and non-marketable assets). Advice and consultation include providing clients with a holistic view, through consolidated asset reporting, of their assets in order to help clients make well-informed decisions. Silver Bridge Capital Management may or may not actively invest the assets or be involved in the investment decision-making process for all of the assets.
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