Caroline W. Hodkinson

Head of Philanthropic Advisory

Ms. Hodkinson is Managing Director and Head of Philanthropic Advisory at Bessemer Trust. In this role, she leads a team that works with clients in the areas of planning, grantmaking, governance, and family engagement, to create meaningful philanthropic impact. She also designs educational forums for clients on philanthropy best practices.

Prior to joining Bessemer, Caroline worked for the University of Pennsylvania as a development associate, supporting donor cultivation and alumni relations efforts for the greater New York City region. Before that, she was a Teach For America corps member, teaching high school biology and earth science.

She previously served as board chair for an organization that elevates voices of vulnerable teens in New York City and currently advises a number of nonprofits looking to sustainably scale nationally.

Caroline earned an M.S. in nonprofit management and philanthropy from New York University and a B.S., summa cum laude, in social work from the University of Alabama.