Wealth Engine

General Session:

Serving Today’s High Net Worth Donor

James W. Lintott


Sterling Foundation



Private foundations, which offer several estate and tax planning advantages as well as unparalleled donor control, are still the vehicle of choice for many successful individuals and families. Today’s donors are more informed and involved than ever before, thus, looking for more sophisticated services to achieve their philanthropic goals.

James W. Lintott consults and speaks around the nation to wealthy families, estate planning attorneys, and wealth advisors on the technical and practical aspects of high net worth family philanthropic goals, methods, and implementation. Prior to co-founding Sterling Foundation Management in 1998, Mr. Lintott served as an attorney with a boutique law firm in San Francisco and served in-house with one of the nation’s ten wealthiest families where he played a critical role in a variety of philanthropic endeavors.