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Office of the General Counsel
Jane Wilton, General Counsel
Jane works with prospective donors and their professional advisors in connection with gifts and bequests. She is also responsible for a broad range of legal issues, including charitable contributions, donor-advised funds, board governance issues, unrelated business income tax, foreign grantmaking, commercial co-ventures, lobbying, and fiduciary duties of trusts and charitable corporations.
Prior to joining The Trust in 1992, she was in private tax practice at a New York City law firm. Jane lectures on various subjects involving charities and planned giving. She received a B.A. from Michigan State University, a J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law, and an LL.M in taxation from the New York University School of Law.
Robert V. Edgar, Vice President of Donor Relations
Gay Young, Vice President of Donor Services
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Bob Edgar has been at The Trust for twenty-four years, and is the principal contact for donors, helping them identify and achieve their charitable objectives. He is also involved in The Trust's new business initiatives. He is a board member of the Memton Fund, the Clinton Hall Association, King Manor Museum, and the Kingsborough Community College Foundation, and is a trustee of the Board of Foreign Parishes, an Episcopal foundation that supports several churches in Europe. Bob was also a founding trustee of the Berkshire-Taconic Community Foundation.
Gay Young helps donors manage their funds and make the most of their giving. She received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law and her B.A. from Wellesley College. Prior to joining The New York Community Trust, she worked as a literary agent for six years and before that as corporate counsel at various financial services companies, including Merrill Lynch. She is currently a member of the AdNet Steering Committee (an organization of community foundation development officers) and is on the board of the West Village Houses Tenants Association.
Mary Greenebaum, Chief Investment Officer
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Mary works with The Trust's Investment Committee to implement strategies for The Trust's nonprofit corporate affiliate, she also monitors the assets held by our trustee banks. Before joining The Trust in 2001, she spent 12 years as investment manager for the family that owns Continental Grain Company. Prior to that she worked as an investment analyst at C.J. Lawrence Management and Brown Brothers Harriman and wrote about investments for Fortune for several years. Mary holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Harvard College.