Katrina Pipasts is the National Director of Planned Giving Services in the Foundation & Institutional Advisors practice at Northern Trust. She is responsible for the gift administration and investment strategy implementation for charitable gift annuity funds and charitable remainder trusts for institutional clients. She works with a variety of nonprofits to develop and implement best practices for successful planned giving programs.

Katrina joined Northern Trust in 1998 and spent six years as a senior equity index portfolio manager overseeing a team of portfolio managers managing pension, foundation and endowment assets in customized equity index portfolios. She started her professional career in 1988 at ANB Investment Management & Trust Company.

Katrina received her B.S. degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of Western Ontario and her B.B.A. in accountancy from Western Michigan University. Currently, she is pursuing an M.A. in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development at the University of Northern Iowa. Katrina earned her Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG) designation at the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies at California State University Long Beach.

She is the President of the Board of Directors of Brickton Montessori School, Member and Past Treasurer of the Chicago Council on Planned Giving, Member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and the American Council on Gift Annuities, and Treasurer of the Latvian Foundation. Born and raised in Canada, she is an avid hockey fan. Katrina is fluent in Latvian and enjoys volunteering at charity benefits and travelling abroad with her family.

Katrina M Pipasts, CSPG
National Director of Planned Giving Services
(312) 557-1460


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