Dianne Chipps Bailey (L’95)

U.S. Trust

Managing Director and National Practice Executive, National Consulting and Advisory Practice, Nonprofit Consulting Services

Dianne Chipps Bailey is a managing director and the national practice executive for the National Consulting and Advisory Practice, Nonprofit Consulting Services team at U.S. Trust. Her team’s areas of focus include strategic visioning, mission advancement, risk management, nonprofit governance, and board dynamics.

With more than 20 years of experience working with nonprofits, Bailey is a frequent speaker and commentator on topics related to best practices for nonprofits and trends in philanthropy. As an attorney, Bailey’s practice was dedicated to the representation of tax-exempt organizations, their senior management, and volunteer leaders. She advised a diverse group of nonprofits in all aspects of their organization, administration, and management. Her clients included colleges and universities, museums, human service organizations, sports philanthropists, health care affiliate and conversion foundations, corporate and community foundations, private foundations and donor-advised fund holders, churches and other religious organizations, national fraternities and sororities, business leagues, and trade organizations, as well as a myriad of start-up and grassroots charities. In addition, she was regularly engaged as an expert witness in state and federal litigation matters, providing strategic counsel and trial testimony.

An active community leader, she has served on and chaired many nonprofit boards of directors including Discovery Place and Women Executives. An evangelist for women's philanthropy, she is a founding member and past president of Women's Impact Fund and currently serves as vice chair of the Women's Philanthropy Institute national council. Her professional recognition includes a Charlotte Business Journal Women in Business Achievement Award and the Leadership Charlotte Circle of Excellence Award. The Mecklenburg Times named her 2015 “Woman of the Year.”

Bailey graduated with high honors from the University of California at Berkeley and graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.