Glen D. Macdonald, Chairman, Strategic Advisory Board
Glen Macdonald co-founded and serves as Chairman of the Wealth & Giving Forum. He had previously served as the organization's chief executive from 2004-2014.
Glen has presented his perspective on philanthropy and the responsible deployment of capital at various conferences, including the Vaclav Havel's Forum 2000 Conference in Prague, Renaissance Weekend, Forbes Family Business Conference, NYU Wagner School, The CFA Society of Philadelphia, the Social Impact Exchange Conference, and the Family Wealth Alliance.
He is also a wealth and investment advisor, serving individuals, families, privately-held businesses and foundations. He was previously a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers management consulting unit and advised companies on business strategy, marketing, venture formation, restructurings and financial management.
Glen was also formerly a principal at a private equity firm and a vice president at Adventis Corporation, a strategy consultancy, where he served as the executive in charge of the firm's New York office. His views on industry, markets and financial management have appeared in a Wall Street Journal article he authored and in interviews with the New York Times, Financial Times, Chicago Tribune, and various business journals.
Glen received his B.A. with highest honors in political science and economics and his MA in international relations, both from UNC-Chapel Hill. He has been a recipient of several fellowships, including a Ford Foundation Fellowship at the Harvard Center for International Affairs, the French Government's Chateaubriand Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct field research in Mexico. His research and writings have focused on economic development, foreign direct investments and the formation of common markets. He speaks French and Spanish fluently.
Glen enjoys tennis, skiing and wine collecting. He and his wife, Sylvie, have three grown children and reside in Westfield, New Jersey.