Dianne C. Bailey
Dianne Chipps Bailey is Managing Director and National Philanthropic Strategy Executive for Philanthropic Solutions at Bank of America Private Bank. Dianne and her team deliver customized consulting and advisory services on topics including strategic visioning, mission advancement, high-impact grant making, leadership development, governance and board dynamics. Dianne is a frequent speaker and commentator on topics related to best practices and trends in philanthropy. Her insights have been featured in Axios, Barron’s, Business Insider, Fortune, Washington Post and New York Times, among other publications. In her TEDx Talk, Dianne makes The Case for Fierce Optimism.
Dianne has more than twenty years of experience working with operating charities, grantmakers and social entrepreneurs. Previously as an attorney, Dianne’s practice was dedicated to the representation of tax-exempt organizations, their senior management and volunteer leaders. Her clients included colleges and universities, museums, human service organizations, sports philanthropists, health care affiliate and conversion foundations, corporate and community foundations, private foundations and donor-advised fund holders, churches and other religious organizations, national fraternities and sororities, business leagues, trade organizations, as well as a myriad of start-up and grassroots charities. In addition, Dianne regularly was engaged as an expert witness in state and federal litigation matters, providing strategic counsel and trial testimony. Dianne began her career at Georgetown University Law Center, where she served on the adjunct faculty and raised annual and major gifts.
Dianne’s professional commitment to nonprofits is also deeply personal. An active community leader, she has served on and chaired many nonprofit boards including Discovery Place, Novant Health Presbyterian Hospital Foundation and Women Executives. An evangelist for women’s philanthropy, Dianne currently serves as chair of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute national council. She is a founding member and past president of Women’s Impact Fund. Her professional recognition includes a Charlotte Business Journal Women in Business Achievement Award, Leadership Charlotte Circle of Excellence Award and UNCF Charlotte Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Honoree. Dianne previously was named Mecklenburg Times Woman of the Year. Dianne graduated, with high honors, from the University of California at Berkeley and, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.
Note: Dianne does not provide legal advice in her role at Bank of America.