2nd May 2018Natalie Coles

Philanthropy Company grows Director Team

Photo credited to Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

We are delighted to announce that Francesca Hewitt is joining our Director team from September 2018. Francesca is currently Head of Development at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford where she has spearheaded one of the country’s most successful endowment campaigns.

Francesca has also held senior roles at Brasenose College and at Plan International and brings a range of fundraising skills to the Philanthropy Company, in particular, deep experience in working with philanthropists and major trusts.

Francesca will join Yvonne Rainey, Director and Caroline Underwood, CEO to lead the Philanthropy Company working with a talented in-house team and Associate Consultants.

Today Caroline Underwood CEO said ‘I am delighted to welcome Francesca to the Philanthropy Company where she will bring her experience of fundraising from individuals and trusts to our clients. We are particularly excited to add Francesca’s recent experience of building an endowment programme to our portfolio of advice and expertise.’

Francesca said ’I greatly look forward to joining the Philanthropy Company and enabling clients to build and develop the highest quality philanthropy programmes to further their organisations’ missions. The Philanthropy Company has a reputation for excellence and sector leadership, and I am proud to join such a fantastic team.’

At Philanthropy Company, our mission is to increase philanthropic giving, and we have earned a reputation for providing high quality, bespoke consultancy services in philanthropy and fundraising. From community foundations to International NGOs, we help create an environment in which philanthropic giving can flourish. Our full client list and some of our case studies are available here.


Caroline Underwood, CEO

Natalie Coles, Business Manager

Philanthropy Company

12 Melcombe Place
London NW1 6JJ

0203 367 2091