Leila Gordon, The Charter Foundation

TITLE: Trustee, VP, Secretary, Treasurer

FOCUS AREAS: Healthcare, medical research, education

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PROFILE: Leila Gordon is the daughter of Joseph K. Gordon, Esq. and Ray McLean Gordon, who established the Charter Foundation in Philadelphia. She is one of three trustees at the Charter Foundation, along with her two siblings, and has served as the foundation’s VP, secretary, and treasurer. The trustees run the foundation without other outside staff.

Gordon has served as the president of Gordon Business Solutions, LLC since 1993. This company provides part-time controller/finance manager services to businesses, non-profits and foundations. Gordon Business Solutions manages the finances of the Charter Foundation and handles the books.

In the early 1990s, Gordon was the vice president of the Private Investment Counsel Group for Zurich Schudder Investments. Prior to that, she was the vice president of the Bryn Mawr Trust Company and a senior investment officer/senior marketing officer for PNC Wealth Management. Gordon’s educational background is from Villanova University, Trinity College-Hartford, and University of California-Berkeley. She has a BA in political science and government and an MBA in finance and financial management services. Her address on record is in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Gordon’s professional bio shares:

Leila Gordon attended The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA and went on to graduate from Trinity College with a BA in Political Science. Leila earned her MBA from Villanova University in 1987 and graduated from the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Trust School.

In 1983, Leila started working in the trust department at the Provident National Bank (now PNC), rising in the ranks to Senior Investment Manager and Senior Marking Officer. In 1989 The Bryn Mawr Trust Company appointed her Vice President of Marketing and New Business. In 1992, she moved to the Philadelphia office of Scudder, Stevens, and Clark, investing money for high net worth individuals and small business retirement plans. Leila founded Gordon Business Solutions, LLC in 2003. 

Leila has used QuickBooks since the early 1990's to manage a comprehensive range of real estate investments and small businesses. Gordon Business Solutions also acts as Finance Manager for nonprofits, handling Board reporting and accounting audits. Alternative software solutions are provided for small businesses with unique needs. Services for individuals include – but are not limited to – bill paying, bank statement reconciliations, expense analysis, legal and investment coordination, and divorce-related services. 

Leila serves as the Treasurer of The Gulph Mills Golf Club. She is on the Board of The Lankenau Medical Center Foundation and The Charter Foundation. She served previously on the Boards of The Shipley School, Delaware Valley Grantmakers, The Philadelphia Foundation, and The McLean Contributionship. She also belongs to The Merion Cricket Club and the Mill Dam Club.

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