Jan Adams Appointed Director of Planned Giving

Release Date:
May 14, 2014

LINCOLN, MA—Jan Adams, a respected figure in nonprofit financial guidance, philanthropic planning, and charitable asset allocation, has been appointed Director of Planned Giving.

As nonprofits continue to meet the challenges of a still-recovering economy, the appointment of Ms. Adams further strengthens Mass Audubon’s commitment to engaging members and other donors with sophisticated charitable gift and estate planning options.

Ms. Adams comes to Mass Audubon from State Street Global Advisors in Boston, where she was Senior Managing Director and Manager of Charitable Asset Management for 14 years. Previously, Ms. Adams was a Senior Vice President specializing in endowments and foundations at Mellon Private Capital Management (Boston and Pittsburgh).

Vice President for Philanthropy Nora Frank welcomed Ms. Adams to the 100,000-member organization, which annually draws nearly half a million visitors to its statewide network of 54 wildlife sanctuaries.

“Jan is a true leader in her field, renowned in Boston philanthropic circles for her wise counsel and range of competencies, so we are thrilled that Mass Audubon members and supporters will be able to benefit from her deep expertise,” Ms. Frank said.

For her part, Ms. Adams said joining Mass Audubon’s Philanthropy team is a career culmination of sorts, blending her long experience in the financial world with her love of nature.

“From childhood, nature has been an important part of my life, and it has remained so through my adulthood,” Adams said. “So having the opportunity to bring what I can contribute to such a respected conservation organization such as Mass Audubon really speaks to what is important to me.”


Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.