Anna Blanding, Director

Anna BlandingAnna Blanding is founder and principal of The Pilliner Group, LLC, a firm providing investment services to foundations and endowments and strategic management services to nonprofits. Prior to this, Anna worked in the investment offices of Choate Rosemary Hall, a boarding school, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a national multibillion dollar foundation.  She has experience working across all public and alternative asset classes with particular expertise in venture capital, private equity and real estate. She also has a passion for social impact investing, investments that have a financial as well as social return. Prior to her career in asset management, Anna worked in philanthropy and policy.  Anna has her undergraduate degree and MBA from Yale University. Anna and her husband, Garfield Pilliner, a high school vice principal, live in Connecticut. They have a son, Daniel, and their angel, Gabrielle, who was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome in 2016. They quickly became involved in the AS community and are passionate about supporting research into treatments and a cure for Angelman Syndrome. 

Hamden, CT •


Anna Blanding is an independent voting member of the ASF Board.   |  Term Expiration: 2020


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