Jane Wilton

General Counsel, The New Yor Community Trust

Jane has been The Trust’s General Counsel for 20 years. As such, she is responsible for a broad range of legal issues relating to 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. In addition, she works with prospective donors and their professional advisors in connection with gifts and bequests. She also served as counsel to the September 11th Fund and was a member of the Legal Framework Work Group of the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector.

Prior to joining The Trust, 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 New York University Law Scho

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