Sales and Professional Services Veteran Justin Murphy Joins Foundation Source as Managing Director for Northern California


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FAIRFIELD, CT—December 9, 2014 — Foundation Source, the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive services for private foundations, today announced the appointment of Justin Murphy as Managing Director. Based in San Francisco, CA, Mr. Murphy will focus his efforts on the northern half of California, utilizing his strong background in business development, professional services, and as a former attorney. He reports to National Director of Sales Yvonne Dahl.

In his role as Managing Director, Mr. Murphy will expand Foundation Source’s footprint in the Northern California market. His primary focus will be on introducing the company’s comprehensive support services for private foundations to high-net-worth donors, and working with wealth managers, financial advisors, and attorneys, to help them serve their philanthropic clients.

According to Ms. Dahl: “Northern California is a region synonymous with technology innovation and home to one of the most vibrant philanthropic communities in the nation. Justin’s history of success in business development and his keen understanding of this unique part of the country will make him a strong addition to the Foundation Source sales team. In addition, his experience as a practicing attorney gives him unique insight into the needs of estate planners who serve a discriminating client base.”

Before joining Foundation Source, Mr. Murphy worked in San Francisco as a Sales Consultant with LexisNexis, a global provider of workflow solutions designed specifically for the professional services sector. At LexisNexis, Mr. Murphy forged a wealth of relationships throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, partnering with AmLaw 200 firms and corporate clients over the course of his tenure. Earlier in his career, Mr. Murphy was a sales consultant with Thomson Reuters West, an international publisher of industry intelligence for businesses and professionals.

Mr. Murphy was formerly an attorney in the state of Pennsylvania. He practiced as an associate with the Harrisburg, PA firm Marshall Dennehey; the Philadelphia, PA firm, Swartz Campbell; and the Public Defender’s Office of Lancaster County. He also served as counsel for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Murphy has a Juris Doctor from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia University. He can be contacted by email at or at (650)-665-0225.

Commenting on his new appointment, Mr. Murphy said: “For entrepreneurial donors in the northern California region, private foundations are considered the ideal charitable vehicle for maximizing their philanthropic impact, building a legacy, engaging family members, and optimizing their overall wealth picture. I am excited not only to introduce these individuals to Foundation Source services, but also to engage with the advisor community, including financial advisors and attorneys who serve private foundation clients.”

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Foundation Source is the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive support services for private foundations, bringing specialized knowledge and expertise to clients across the country. The company’s administrative services, online foundation management tools, and philanthropic advisory services provide a complete outsourced solution for private foundations. The result: better-run, more effective foundations and more enjoyable philanthropy. Our clients supply the funds, the vision, and the philanthropic goals; we provide everything else.

Today, Foundation Source provides its services to more than 1,200 family, corporate, and professionally staffed foundations, of all sizes, nationwide. We work in partnership with wealth management firms, law firms, and accounting firms, as well as directly with individuals and families. Foundation Source is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut, with offices in Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, South Florida, Washington, D.C., and Winston-Salem.


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