Gillian Howell

Head of Client Advisory Solutions, Foundation Source

Gillian Howell is responsible for overseeing and enhancing the Client Services and Philanthropy Advisory Services functions at Foundation Source. She leads teams of seasoned client management and philanthropic advisory specialists as they help individual, family and corporate foundations achieve their charitable objectives with greater efficiency and effectiveness.

Ms. Howell brings more than 30 years of executive and philanthropic management experience. Previously, she served in multiple philanthropic leadership roles for Bank of America, most recently as Managing Director and Philanthropic Market Executive for New England. Her earlier roles include heading up the Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund and the National Private Philanthropy Executive, a role in which she was a top-producing leader of the private philanthropic sales and relationship management team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. During her 31-year tenure at Bank of America and its predecessor organizations, she collaborated with high-net-worth donors, private foundations, donor-advised funds and nonprofits on strategic planning, donor development, mission advancement, next generation engagement and board governance, as well as philanthropic investments and fiduciary and risk management.


Voices from the Field

The Tenets of Impactful Giving

Posted on September 26, 2022 by Gillian Howell

Hand turns dice and changes the word reactive to proactive.
Using Values & Passion as Your Giving Guide Stars Wherever it takes you, the journey towards achieving maximum philanthropic impact starts with your convictions and beliefs about how you might change the world for the better. Values are your guide stars. They guide the choices you make, and the most satisfying and effective philanthropy is built on those deeply held… Read More