John Canady – Chief Executive Officer
John Canady is CEO at NPT-UK. He was previously the Executive Director of Philanthropy at Charities Aid Foundation in London. In the private sector, John has worked in the hedge fund industry in London and led strategic planning for European emerging markets at MasterCard. In the public sector, he has served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. John has a B.S. from Wake Forest University, an International MBA from the University of South Carolina and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.
Andrew Hastings – Chief Development Officer
Andrew Hastings is Chief Development Officer and has 20 years of experience in the philanthropic and nonprofit marketplace. Mr. Hastings is responsible for advanced gift planning and major gifts, business development, institutional partnerships, and has been recognized nationally for his pioneering work in the field of charitable marketing and development. Mr. Hastings wrote and edited NPT’s award-winning publication, A Chronological History of Philanthropy in the United States. He also developed NPT’s annual research study of the donor advised fund market. Mr. Hastings was formerly the President and CEO of the Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies, which provided management services and technical assistance to more than 2400 nonprofit organizations. Mr. Hastings has a B.A. with honors in Political Science from Denison University and also studied at Exeter College, Oxford University.
Andrea Rush - Vice President, Philanthropic Services
Andrea Rush is Vice President of Philanthropic Services and has more than 10 years of experience handling all aspects of grant services, including foreign grants, within NPT. Ms. Rush is a member of the Grant Managers Network and has attended numerous programs administered by LaSalle University’s Non-profit Center, Delaware Valley Grantmakers, and the Council on Foundations. Ms. Rush also spent several years as an elementary school teacher for the School District of Philadelphia. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Temple University and graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Helen Davis Picher - Associate Vice President, Philanthropic Services
Helen Davis Picher is Associate Vice President of Philanthropic Services and has more than 30 years’ experience in managing strategic and effective philanthropy. She is responsible for providing services to donors, including assistance with governance and grantmaking, access to philanthropic advisors, cultivating the next generation of philanthropists and up-to-date information on philanthropic opportunities and experiences. She also manages special projects that enable donors to support major initiatives. Prior to working at NPT, Ms. Davis Picher was a consultant in philanthropy and worked for 30 years at the William Penn Foundation in Philadelphia, serving most recently as the Foundation’s Interim President. She holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a bachelors degree in Government and Policy Studies from Dartmouth College.
Ken Poege – Manager
Ken Poege specialises in UK/US dual qualified giving vehicles and has over eight years of experience in the industry. He was previously Manager of the CAF American Donor Fund (CADF) at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in London. Mr. Poege is a qualified and registered Chartered Accountant and previously practiced as an accountant and business advisor specialising in business acquisitions, start-ups, disposals and liquidations. In his spare time, he is involved with a number of animal and environment conservation charities.
NPT-UK is the recipient of the 2016 WealthBriefing Awards' Philanthropic Offering - Highly Commended