About the Author

Carol G. Kroch

Administrative Vice President, National Director of Philanthropic Planning

As part of the Wilmington Trust Emerald Family Office & Advisory team, Carol is responsible for philanthropic planning for Wealth Management. She has extensive experience working with individuals and nonprofit organizations in estate, trust, and charitable gift planning and in advising nonprofit corporations and trusts, including private foundations and public charities.

Carol was named by Private Asset Management magazine in June 2016 and May 2015 as one of the 50 most influential women in private wealth. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust in 2005, Carol was senior counsel at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest foundation in the United States devoted to health and healthcare. She was responsible for legal matters related to the Foundation’s investment portfolio, including the negotiation of alternative investment vehicles. In addition, she had responsibility for tax, business, corporate governance, and grant-making matters. Previously, Carol was in private practice at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Philadelphia and Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York.

Carol holds a JD from Boston College Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif, and a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel and a member of its Charitable Planning and Exempt Organizations Committee. She is also a member and past chair of the Charitable Planning and Organizations Group of the Section of Real Property Trust and Estate Law (RPTE) of the American Bar Association (ABA) and a member of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the ABA Tax Section. She is a past RPTE Council member and past co-chair of the RPTE Art and Collectibles Committee. She is also a former member of the National Conference of Lawyers and Corporate Fiduciaries. Carol was the ABA Advisor to the Drafting Committee of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act and was an ABA Advisor for the Model Entity Transactions Act Drafting Committee. She is a member and past chair of the Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children Planned Giving Committee and is a member of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Legacy Advisors Group and the Barnes Foundation Professional Advisors Council.


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Episode 3: Stretching Your Charitable Giving Dollars During COVID-19

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May 19—With today’s coronavirus crisis, giving to charity is even more important than ever. In a time of such great need, how can you create a charitable giving strategy that reflects your values, helps those who need it most, and stretches your charitable dollars most effectively? National Director of Philanthropic Planning, Carol Kroch, shares how it may be overwhelming to know where to begin, and shares a three-pronged approach to charitable giving to help you achieve your goals.

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