Born and raised in Chicago, Kim Kamin grew up seeing and hearing the Trust’s name all over the city in connection to the programs it funded. Later, as an estate planning attorney, she got the chance to know the Trust on a personal and professional level when she became one of the first members of the Young Professional Advisory Committee (YPAC).
The YPAC and PAC (Professional Advisory Committee) are made up of lawyers, financial advisors and other professionals who work closely with the Trust to learn more about the community and better address their clients’ philanthropic goals.
“I jumped at the opportunity to join YPAC,” Kamin says. “The Trust was the philanthropic lifeblood of the city and could be a major resource to my clients. It was right up my alley.”
Kamin appreciated YPAC’s opportunities for networking with peers and learning about the issues impacting the region. Most of all, she valued the ability to connect her clients to the Trust staff’s expertise and services.
“For donors who want to know where their money can do the most good, the Trust is a wealth of resources,” Kamin says. “They advise on everything from the best places to give to the most complex giving strategies.”
When one client of Kamin’s needed help identifying a grant recipient consistent with their philanthropic mission, the Trust provided information about an appropriate organization. When another client wanted to donate part of a business to charity, Trust staff helped map out an analysis of the options.
Today, Kamin is a member of the PAC and chief wealth strategist at Gresham Partners, LLC, a Chicago-based, independent multi-family office that serves about 100 ultra-high-net-worth families nationally. She continues to find deep value in her relationship with the Trust.