Member of the President's Leadership Council of the Asia Foundation

Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Philanthropy Management Group



Chad Bolick is an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Philanthropy Management group. Based in San Francisco, Chad is responsible for providing customized philanthropic advisory services to private wealth management individuals, families, and family offices, as well as nonprofit, foundation, and institutional clients. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Chad served as director of global partnerships at FSG, a boutique consulting firm co-founded by Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter, where he advised large foundation and nonprofit clients. Prior to FSG, Chad served as director of impact and innovation for the Tides Foundation and as director of partnerships at BSR (Business for Social Responsibility). Chad started his career in Asia where he lived for 5+ years, first with the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam and later with The Asia Foundation.

Chad received his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He was also a fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in 2014.

A frequent speaker on philanthropy, international development, and impact investing, Chad has presented at the Skoll World Forum (Oxford, UK), CSR Asia Annual Summit (Hong Kong), Shared Value Leadership Summit (New York), and Asia IIX Impact Forum (Singapore), as well as locally in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Chad is an active board member of REMAKE, a global nonprofit focused on sustainable consumption, as well as an advisor to Fast Forward, a San Francisco-based incubator focused on nonprofit technology startups.