Fiduciary Trust International, a global wealth manager and wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Templeton, announced this week that Abby Axelrod-Wunderman has joined the firm as philanthropic director for family office services, foundations and endowments.
In her new role, Axelrod-Wunderman will assist families and nonprofit organizations across the country with board governance and dynamics; next-generation education; grantmaking; strategic visioning; fundraising and revenue diversification; and high-impact investing.
“Abby’s experience working with nonprofits and high-net-worth families will help us continue to enhance our nationwide philanthropic strategy, planning and administrative support offering,” said Paul Cummings, head of family office services, foundations and endowments at Fiduciary Trust.
Prior to joining Fiduciary Trust, Axelrod-Wunderman served as director of charitable giving at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties in West Palm Beach, Fla. She has been a consultant to various nonprofit organizations in Florida, South Carolina and Virginia, and continues to serve on the advisory board of Impact the Palm Beaches, a philanthropic organization dedicated to empowering women and engendering “transformational change” within the Palm Beach community. She is also a member of the board of the Elite Foundation, a Florida-based organization focused on the fight against human trafficking.
Axelrod-Wunderman, who holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation from the American College of Financial Services, also contributes content about philanthropy to The Daily Drip, a Florida-based media company.
Headquartered in New York City, Fiduciary Trust International has served individuals, families, endowments and foundations since 1931. With more than $98 billion in assets under management and administration as of March 31, 2022, the firm specializes in strategic wealth planning, investment management and trust and estate services, as well as tax and custody services. Fiduciary subsidiaries maintain offices in Coral Gables, Boca Raton and St. Petersburg, Fla.; Radnor, Pa.; Lincoln, Mass.; Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Mateo, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; Wilmington, Del.; Reston, Va.; and Atlanta.