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Katrina M. Pipasts

Director, Planned Giving Services

Katrina M. Pipasts is the Planned Giving Manager with Northern Trust’s Foundation & Institutional Advisors practice. She is responsible for client servicing, gift administration and execution of investment strategies for institutional planned giving assets. Katrina also manages the investment portfolios for Northern Trust's Donor Advised Fund program.

Prior to her current position, Katrina was a Senior Equity Index Portfolio Manager with Northern Trust Global Investments overseeing a team of portfolio managers managing pension, foundation and endowment assets in customized equity portfolios, tax advantaged portfolios and cash overlay products.   Prior to joining Northern Trust, Katrina worked as a Fund Accountant and Equity Index Portfolio Manager.  She managed and traded Small Cap and International equity portfolios, as well as launched a proprietary Socially Responsible S&P500 Index Fund and a proprietary Emerging Markets Index Fund.

Katrina received her B.S. degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of Western Ontario. She has a B.B.A. in accountancy from Western Michigan University. Other affiliations, past and present include: Treasurer, Chicago Council on Planned Giving, Member, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, Member, American Council on Gift Annuities, Volunteer Tax Preparer, Center for Economic Progress, Member of the Advancement Advisory Council, Robert Morris University, Past Treasurer, Park Ridge Juniors Foundation, and Past President, Board of Directors of Brickton Montessori School.

Currently, Katrina is pursuing her Certified Specialist in Planned Giving designation at the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies at California State University Long Beach.