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 protects more than 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts' largest nature conservation nonprofit, we welcome more than a half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers. From inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms, we believe in protecting our state's natural treasures for wildlife and for all people's vision shared in 1896 by our founders, two extraordinary Boston women.

Today, Mass Audubon is a nationally recognized environmental education leader, offering thousands of camp, school, and adult programs that get over 225,000 kids and adults outdoors every year. With more than 135,000 members and supporters, we advocate on Beacon Hill and beyond, and conduct conservation research to preserve the natural heritage of our beautiful state for today's and future generations. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved. Learn how at www.massaudubon.org.