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After decades of concentrating in the areas of estate planning and administration, Bill presently focuses most of his practice time on private foundations, charitable trusts and governance matters for non-profit organizations.  Bill is currently the Board Chair of The Hyde and Watson Foundation and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers.  He has served, cumulatively, for decades on numerous non-profit Boards of Trustees, including 23 years as a Trustee of The Pingry School, the last 7 of which were as Board Chair.  He was one of the founding Trustees of New Jersey SEEDS and served on that Board for many years.  Bill presently serves as a Trustee and Executive Director of the E.J. Grassmann Trust and as President of the Union Foundation and the Standish Foundation.  He also advises the Board of the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation in connection with tax compliance and fiduciary responsibility.  He regularly serves as a speaker or panelist at non-profit conferences and seminars.

Education

The Pingry School, cum laude 1967

 

Princeton University, A.B. History with Honors & Certificate of Proficiency in African-American Studies 1971

 

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1974

Tel: 908-753-2440

wengel@edselaw.com