The Northern Trust Company
"Given the turmoil in today’s markets, individuals and families committed to philanthropy want to work with institutions they feel will remain stable and possibly outlive their generation.”
Marguerite Griffin, National Director of Philanthropic Services for The Northern Trust Company, understands why Northern chose The Chicago Community Trust as the charitable sponsor for its donor advised program. The bank’s relationship with the Trust has stood the test of time, dating back for nearly a century.
Over the years, the bank’s CEOs and presidents have helped steer the Trust as members of its Trustees Committee. Through this relationship, Northern has experienced the Trust’s grant making abilities careful stewardship of resources entrusted here.
“Because of the Trust’s long history and commitment to Chicago, in addition to the endorsement it has received from various financial and philanthropic institutions, it opens doors and creates environments for people to get together and foster philanthropy," Marguerite explains.
"Our partnership with the Trust thrives because we share common values and goals around wealth transfer planning and charitable giving, and because we are equally committed to supporting charitable institutions in Chicago. Our philosophy of how to work with clients and deliver a superior giving experience is the same."
"It is really a long-term relationship we're trying to encourage and that's the same way that the Trust works with its clients. It's not about just making a gift today--it’s about how you can help that individual or that family continue to give for many generations going forward. It's really a wonderful partnership."