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At SunTrust, our mission is to give foundations and endowments the support and services necessary to advance their mission and achieve their objectives. Our specialty practice serves the needs of private foundations, including corporate and family foundations, and endowments, such as educational institution endowments.

SunTrust foundation and endowment specialists provide strategic guidance along with a complete array of investment advisory and financial management services. We also furnish full-service administrative support. The sophisticated solutions and services we deliver are tailored to fit your organization’s needs.

You can expect extensive involvement from our leadership team in developing solutions to help your organization grow and thrive.

Stephen Yarbrough

Head of SunTrust Institutional Investment Solutions

Stephen’s responsibilities include management of SunTrust’s Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice, Employee Benefit Solutions and Escrow Services business units. His team serves a wide range of institutions including foundations, public charities, healthcare organizations, associations and corporations. Together, these businesses provide specialized solutions in discretionary investment management, advisory and consultative services for over 1,800 clients with more than $40bn in assets.

Across Institutional Investment Solutions, Stephen has fostered a culture focused on delivering expertise that meets our clients’ unique needs.  This has resulted in both long-lasting client relationships as well as high teammate engagement. In 2014, the Foundation and Endowment Specialty Practice was named “One of the Best Places to Work” by Pensions and Investments magazine.

Stephen has over 20 years of experience within the investment management industry. During his career, Stephen has held a variety of leadership and strategy roles with increasing responsibility. Most recently, Stephen served as the Director of Operations with RidgeWorth Capital Management. In this role, Stephen had responsibility for the client service, technology and trading teams.

Stephen graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1990 with a B.A. in Economics. He received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant and served in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Stephen’s commitment to the community is evident in his leadership at several organizations. He is a member of the board of trustees at the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, and serves on the board of advisors for both A. G. Rhodes Health and Rehabilitation as well as Girls on the Run.

Michael T. Hill

Managing Director
Director of Institutional Consulting
Mike Hill joined SunTrust in 1999 as a portfolio manager and team member for the firm’s flagship Large Cap Core equity strategy. As an Investment Manager for the Foundations & Endowments Specialty Practice, Mike is responsible for day-to-day portfolio monitoring, investment policy development and review, and strategic consulting for not-for-profit relationships.

Prior to joining SunTrust, Mike was director of proprietary fixed income trading as a partner with J.C. Bradford & Co. In addition to proprietary trading, he managed debt structuring and origination for institutional clients.

Mike is active in the not-for-profit community and serves on several boards in his community. He attended the University of Tennessee and Belmont University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and also a Bachelor of Business Administration. Mike is a member of the CFA Institute and Nashville Society of Financial Analysts.

Philip Millians

Senior Vice President
Director of Client Service
Philip Millians is responsible for client service delivery within the Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice. In this role, Philip manages a team of Client Managers who are responsible for matching client needs with administrative and investment solutions.

Philip volunteers his time with many civic and community service organizations and presently serves on the Advisory Board for the Shepherd Center, Legacy Gifts Committee for The Lovett School and the Foundation’s Committee for the Woodruff Arts Center Annual Campaign. In addition, Philip is an Elder with Peachtree Presbyterian Church, a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 1999, the Georgia Planned Giving Council and is a past Chairman on the Foundation’s Committee for the Woodruff Arts Center Annual Campaign.

An Atlanta native, Philip earned his BA degree in Economics from the University of Georgia. He is also a graduate of the National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University and is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA).

Randy Karesh

Senior Vice President
Director of Planned Giving Services
With over 26 years of industry experience, Randy has management responsibility for all of SunTrust’s Planned Giving products and services for not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining SunTrust in 2005, Randy served as Vice President and Charitable Advisor with Wachovia Bank, NA. Additional experience includes serving as Assistant Director of Endowment Development with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and Investment Advisor with Merrill Lynch and NationsBanc Securities.

Randy serves as a Board Member and Treasurer of the Georgia Planned Giving Council and is a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. He is also a volunteer with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Randy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina.

Quanda Allen

First Vice President
Client Manager & Director of Thought Leadership
Quanda Allen serves as a key relationship manager for institutional not-for-profit endowments in Washington, DC and leads the thought leadership program for the division.

Quanda joined SunTrust in December of 2012 after 5 years with U. S. Trust/Bank of America Corporation, most recently having served as Senior Vice President and Senior Philanthropic Relationship Manager in Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. Prior to her financial services experience, Quanda led the development, community engagement and marketing functions at several large Atlanta-based not-for-profit organizations.

Quanda volunteers her time with many civic and community service organizations and presently serves on the Board of Directors for Franklin Pond Chamber Music (Chair), the Georgia Planned Giving Council (Membership Chair), and The Commerce Club’s Commerce Society for Young Leaders (Chair). In 2009, Quanda was recognized by Outstanding Atlanta for her exemplary civic engagement and professional accomplishments.

An Atlanta native, Quanda earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Howard University. She is also a graduate of Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies with a Master’s in Urban Policy Studies and Not-for-profit Management. In 2012, she completed the Columbia University Graduate School’s Women’s Leadership Program and earned a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation (CAP®).


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