Thomas “Tom” M. Chapin, Bennett Family Foundation

TITLE: Trustee, founder’s grandson

FOCUS AREAS: Primary healthcare, community nutrition, youth

CONTACT: trustees@bennettfoundation.org, 610-941-7700

PROFILE: Thomas M. Chapin is one of the trustees of the Bennett Family Foundation and the grandson of the founder, Eleanore Bennett. He has been a trustee at the foundation since 2005 and is also a board member at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. He is also the primary point of contact for grantseekers in Boston and Philadelphia. 

Chapin is based in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in the Greater Philadelphia area. He has been the chief investment officer of Mill Creek Capital Advisors LLC since October 2006. Prior to this, he was a principal at The Vanguard Group for 21 years.

His professional bio shares:

Tom serves as the Chief Investment Officer at Mill Creek Capital Advisors, LLC, and is a Principal of the firm. Tom chairs the firm’s Investment Committee. Before joining MCCA in 2006, Tom was with The Vanguard Group, where he held a number of senior positions over a 21-year career. At Vanguard, Tom’s most recent responsibilities included oversight of firm-wide investment risks and on-going reviews of external sub-advisors and their investment compliance programs. Previously, Tom ran Vanguard’s $10 billion Stable Value Fixed Income Group and managed several of that unit’s institutional commingled and separate account products. Tom led a unit that provided asset allocation services and advice to endowments and foundations. Tom joined Vanguard as assistant to the founder and then Chairman John C. Bogle. Tom graduated from Dartmouth College and earned his MBA from that institution’s Amos Tuck School, where he was a Tuck Scholar. Tom is currently a Trustee and manages the investments for the Bennett Family Foundation and is on the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. Tom is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder.

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