After nine years in the nonprofit sector, Joan joined Morgan Stanley in 1997 and currently oversees Morgan Stanley’s global philanthropic programs, including strategic planning and execution, employee engagement, and corporate and Foundation grantmaking totaling more than $90 million annually. Since joining the Firm, Joan has more than quadrupled the company’s giving; created programs for more than 50,000 employees; and expanded the Firm’s geographic outreach so that more communities could be served.
She earned her undergraduate degree in English and Communications and her masters degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University. Joan has also earned certificates in corporate citizenship from Harvard Business School and Boston College.
In addition to her position at the Firm, Joan is active in her community, serving currently as an Executive Committee member of the Children’s Advisory Council of New York Presbyterian Hospital, as Chair of the SIFMA Foundation Board and a Board member of Philanthropy New York; and a member of the Leadership Committee of the Children’s Health Fund. Previously she also served as the Program Officer and President of the Contributions Advisory Group. In 2001, she was inducted into the Academy of Women Achievers by the YWCA of New York City and her programs have been recognized by the US Chamber of Commerce US Community Service Award.