About the Author

Carol G. Kroch

Administrative Vice President, National Director of Philanthropic Planning

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 is a member of the National Conference of Lawyers and Corporate Fiduciaries. Carol is co-chair of the Art and Collectibles Committee of the Section of Real Property Trust and Estate Law (RPTE) of the American Bar Association (“ABA”). She is a past RPTE Council member and served as the Supervisory Council member for the Charitable Planning and Organizations Group. She is also a member of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the ABA Tax Section and co-chair of the Subcommittee on Model State Regulatory Statutes. 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.

By the Author

The Impact of Tax Reform on Charitable Giving

Carol G. Kroch |
Tax Reform
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A donor’s guide to the new law and how it affects charitable giving. Reviewing the changes to the law from the lens of tax-efficient giving, it’s clear that the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created some philanthropic winners and losers for the next few years.With the elimination of the phase-out of itemized deductions, donors who itemize can take advantage of the full amount of their charitable gifts, subject to AGI limits.


Video: Determining the Most Effective Way to Give to Charity

Carol G. Kroch |
Wealth Planning

As part of our three-part video series on gifting strategies for high-net-worth individuals and families, learn about some of the most effective ways to support your favorite charity.  The strategy that is right for you will depend on your giving and personal financial goals, the assets you wish to give, and the complexity you are comfortable with.

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