Carol Kroch is responsible for philanthropic planning for Wealth Advisory Services. She also leads the Wealth Planning and Fiduciary Thought Leadership Team, a team of wealth strategists who focus on trust and estate planning, income tax and financial planning, and philanthropic planning for Wealth Advisory Services.
Kroch was named as one of the 50 most influential women in private wealth by Private Asset Management Magazine in 2015 and 2016. She has extensive experience working with individuals and nonprofit organizations in estate, trust, and charitable gift planning and in advising nonprofit corporations and trusts, including private foundations and public charities.
Prior to joining Wilmington Trust in 2005, Kroch was senior counsel at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest foundation in the United States devoted to health and healthcare. She was responsible for legal matters related to the foundation’s investment portfolio, including the negotiation of alternative investment vehicles. In addition, she had responsibility for tax, business, corporate governance, and grant-making matters. Previously, Kroch was in private practice at Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP in Philadelphia and Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP in New York.
Kroch holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif, and a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel and is a member of the National Conference of Lawyers and Corporate Fiduciaries.
Kroch is co-chair of the Art and Collectibles Committee of the Section of Real Property Trust and Estate Law (RPTE) of the American Bar Association (ABA). She is a past RPTE Council member and served as the Supervisory Council Member for the Charitable Planning and Organizations Group. She is also a member of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the ABA Tax Section and Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Model State Regulatory Statutes. Kroch was the ABA Advisor to the Drafting Committee of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act and was an ABA Advisor for the Model Entity Transactions Act Drafting Committee.
She is a member and past Chair of the Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children Planned Giving Committee and is a member of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Legacy Advisors Group and the Barnes Foundation Professional Advisors Council.