National Philanthropic Trust Welcomes Three Board Members

Joram Borenstein, Linda Myers, Eric Reeves join the largest national independent donor-advised fund sponsor’s Board of Directors

JENKINTOWN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CharitableGiving–National Philanthropic Trust (NPT), the largest national independent donor-advised fund sponsor and one of the leading grantmaking institutions in the U.S., is pleased to announce the appointment of three new board members.

“Joram Borenstein, Linda Myers, and Eric Reeves are leaders in their respective industries,” said Eileen Heisman, CEO of National Philanthropic Trust. “The nominating committee conducted a detailed search to identify individuals whose character and experience would further strengthen our board’s depth of talent. Joram, Linda, and Eric’s combined expertise in cybersecurity, international law, and private capital will be valuable as NPT grows into its next quarter-century.”

Joram Borenstein (CISSP, CISA), is the General Manager of Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Solutions Group. Previously, he was VP of Partners and Marketing for NICE Actimize, the world’s leading provider of financial crime and compliance solutions. Before that, Borenstein worked at RSA Security, Unicorn Solutions (acquired by IBM), and VCIX in a variety of leadership roles. Borenstein also recently served as a Member of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Secure Payments Task Force and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) Fintech Advisory Panel.

Borenstein has instructed financial regulators from the FDIC, OCC, OTS, Federal Reserve, and NCUA and has spoken at dozens of industry events including Gartner’s IAM Conference, RSA Conference, the CSA/ENISA Conference, NACHA Payments, the Association for Finance Professionals, Money 20/20, the American Bankers Association, and more. Borenstein has been quoted in the media on topics such as cybersecurity, consumer identity protection, risk management, and compliance. He is currently a Board Advisor to Element and to Kognos and was also previously a Board Advisor to Conjur (acquired by CyberArk).

Linda Myers is a corporate partner at international law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP where she served on the firm’s Global Executive Management Committee from 2010 to 2020. Myers is one of the original members of the Firm’s Debt Finance Practice Group and focuses her practice on debt financing transactions for major private and public companies, private equity groups and commercial lending institutions.

Myers is recognized as a leading lawyer and eminent practitioner. She received the “Award for Excellence in the Field of Law” in 2020 from the St. Ignatius College Prep Law Society and was honored by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois with a “Women of Achievement” award in 2015.

Myers has promoted diversity and inclusion throughout her career and currently serves on the board of The Chicago Network, a preeminent organization of Chicago’s leading professional women. Myers also enthusiastically supports professional, educational, civic, and cultural organizations. She serves on the boards and has done pro bono legal work for the Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Myers also sits on the board of St. Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Chicago high school, and is a member of the Parents Council to the Chancellor at Washington University in St. Louis, in addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Gibraltar Industries, Inc. and the Advisory Committee of Kinzie Capital Partners.

Myers earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Eric A. Reeves heads the private capital investment strategy at Duchossois Capital Management. He is responsible for sourcing, executing, and managing investments across a variety of asset classes. He also serves as General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary to the Board of Directors for The Duchossois Group (TDG).

Prior, Reeves served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary to The Chamberlain Group, a TDG company. He was previously a partner in the Corporate Department of McDermott Will & Emery. There he advised publicly traded and privately held companies in corporate borrowing and lending, mergers and acquisitions transactions, and general corporate governance matters.

Reeves is a member of Investment Committees for Chicago Ventures and the Irving Harris Foundation and serves on the Board of Advisors for Heard Capital. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Duchossois family’s privately held trust company, Travers Trust Company. Reeves is a Trustee of Rush University Medical Center. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University.

Photos of the appointees are available upon request.

About National Philanthropic Trust

Founded in 1996, National Philanthropic Trust is the largest, national, independent donor-advised fund sponsor and has raised more than $10 billion in charitable contributions. NPT currently manages $6.2 billion in charitable assets and has made more than 200,000 grants totaling $5 billion to charities around the world. NPT annually publishes the Donor-Advised Fund Report, the industry’s authority on the state of DAF giving. In 2016, NPT launched, the world’s first, most comprehensive digital narrative of the last 500 years in philanthropy. Read about NPT donor response to COVID-19 here. More at


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