Business Development and Financial Services Veteran William Brigden Joins Foundation Source as Managing Director in Midwest Region

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Oct. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Foundation Source, the nation's largest provider of comprehensive services for private foundations, today announced the appointment of William Brigden as a Managing Director for its national business development team. Based in Chicago, IL, Mr. Brigden will concentrate his efforts on the Midwest region of the United States, utilizing his strong background in asset management and business development.

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In his role as Managing Director, Mr. Brigden will work with private wealth managers, financial advisors, attorneys, and directly with donors regarding the benefits of a private foundation. He assumes primary responsibility for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, reporting to National Director of Sales Yvonne Dahl.

According to Ms. Dahl, "Bill's background as a seasoned asset manager for high- and ultra-high-net-worth families, individuals, and institutions, gives him a unique understanding of the synergies between wealth management and philanthropy. He is uniquely situated to expand Foundation Source's presence in the vibrant Midwest market."

Prior to joining Foundation Source, Mr. Brigden held senior roles at JP Morgan Private Bank, Merrill Lynch, and Bear Stearns, serving the needs of high-net-worth families and corporations as well as their advisors. Most recently, he opened the financial services vertical office for TriNet (NYSE:TNET), supporting family offices, hedge funds, private equity firms, and registered investment advisors. His licenses and certifications have included Series 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 24, 31, and 63, and 144a Specialist for Restricted Stock.

Commenting on his new appointment, Mr. Brigden said: "I am excited to represent this company, which offers a unique product in the philanthropic services market. Only Foundation Source provides an end-to-end solution that includes complete back-office administration, foundation set-up, compliance monitoring, grant processing, tax preparation and filing, cutting edge technology and philanthropic advisory services."

Mr. Brigden graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science, College of Business Administration, specializing in finance and marketing. His community service activities include the Executive Club of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the James Beard Foundation, and the Lincoln Park Zoo. He also participates in the Illinois Venture Capital Association and 1871, a nonprofit community incubator focused on supporting emerging entrepreneurs. He currently resides in Chicago, IL.

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Foundation Source is the nation's largest provider of comprehensive support services for private foundations. The company's administrative services, online foundation management tools, and philanthropic advisory services provide a complete outsourced solution, including the creation of new foundations. Our clients supply the vision; we provide everything else.

Now in our second decade, Foundation Source provides its services to more than 1,200 family, corporate, and professionally staffed foundations, of all sizes, nationwide. We work in partnership with wealth management firms, law firms, and accounting firms, as well as directly with individuals and families. Foundation Source is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut, with offices in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, South Florida, Washington, D.C., and Winston-Salem.

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