Our People

 Anne E. Nash, J.D., is the Principal and Owner of My Giving Advisor, LLC, a philanthropic advising firm located in Lexington, Kentucky.  Nash is an attorney and entrepreneur with a passion for all things philanthropic. Nash retired as Executive Director of Blue  Grass Community Foundation in June of 2009. While at BGCF, Nash grew foundation assets from $20 million to $40 million and increased  grant making from $1 million to over $3.5 million annually. Previously, Nash had been Senior Gift Planning Advisor at The Nature  Conservancy in Arlington, Virginia, one of the nation’s largest non profits. Before that, she was Director of Complex Gifts at The Nature  Conservancy, where she headed a senior team of gift planners located throughout the U.S. With over twenty years of gift planning and fund  raising experience, Nash is a frequent speaker at estate planning councils, planned giving councils, and fund raising forums. She has  published articles on real estate gifts and on charitable remainder trusts in the Journal of Gift Planning. Nash is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Kentucky and has a law degree from the University of Kentucky Law School. She is a past president of Central Kentucky Planned Giving Council and the Lexington Chapter of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals. Prior to her non profit career, Nash practiced law in Lexington.


 Fran Taylor joined My Giving Advisor, LLC in 2011 as a principal. Taylor specializes in strategic partnerships, corporate  philanthropy/sponsorship,  community engagement and market development. Taylor retired as Executive Director of the Keeneland Foundation  and market development  administrator earlier in 2011 after 15 years with the internationally known Thoroughbred racing and auction sales  company. While at Keeneland she  orchestrated disaster relief efforts and corporate partnerships to net more than $10 million in outside funding  for various nonprofit agencies and  grew the corporate sponsorship program to gross nearly $2 million annually. Before coming to Keeneland,  Taylor was vice-president of account  services for Meridian Communications (1982 – 1995) where she specialized in destination marketing,  corporate image assessment and repositioning  strategies for a diverse client mix. Her clients won over 30 regional, national and international  awards. Winner of the 2010 Independent Book Publisher’s national gold award and a finalist for the 2010 Ben Franklin award, Taylor is an  accomplished author, publishing numerous articles on a variety of subjects and three books. She is a 1975 graduate of Transylvania University and lives in Lexington and Sadieville, Kentucky. Taylor is active in the Bluegrass community and serves on numerous civic boards including capital campaign leadership roles.


CPT color Charles P. Taylor has recently joined My Giving Advisor as a senior consultant. Charlie recently retired from Vanderbilt University where he  served as Director of Major Gifts for the past 14 years. A dynamic fundraiser with 40 years of high-level development program management,  Charlie’s work with My Giving Advisor clients includes prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation; volunteer recruitment and  management at all levels; strategic planning and visioning; general development and grants management. He particularly enjoys moving  poorly performing organizations to high functioning levels of prosperity. He has developed comprehensive fundraising strategies for statewide  affiliates of the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and Arthritis Foundation and their local branches involving foundation  grants, corporate contributions, special gifts and individual donor programs as well as the integration of targeted high level special events  fundraising to increase public awareness.

Our Clients

My Giving Advisor works with nonprofit organizations, donors, companies and foundations. Below is a selective listing:

LexArts (Lexington Arts and Cultural Council)

ITN America

ITN Bluegrass

YMCA of Central Kentucky

Newport Aquarium WAVE Foundation

Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital

Kentucky Equal Justice Center

University of Kentucky Health Care

Kentucky Environmental Foundation

United Way of the Bluegrass

CirrusMio, Inc

Diamond Investment Group

Community Action Council

Hargrove Madden LLP

The Lexington Singers

Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky