Professional Advisers

Together with our expert Professional Advisers, we aim to advise clients on the philanthropy services best suited to helping them accomplish their charitable wishes.

What is a Professional Adviser?

A Professional Adviser instructs clients, on how best to design, implement and achieve their charitable aims and objectives. 

Why work with a Professional Adviser?

Professional Advisers are experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping individuals and organisations to manage their assets. Traditionally, individuals such as financial planners, accountants and attorneys are considered professional advisers.

SYCF offer flexible and bespoke options to clients for effective and rewarding giving. I am happy to recommend to clients who wish to give locally and improve the lives of people in their communities. 

Suzy Harris-Milnes, Tax Partner at BHP and Chair of the Professional Advisers Network

Meet Our Professional Advisers Network

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Suzy Harris-Milnes, Chair of the Professional Advisers Network and Tax Partner at BHP

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Steve Dawson, Partner, MKB Solicitors

A headshot of James Lanchbery

James Lanchbery, Senior Investment Director, Investec

A headshot of Alex Prior

Alex Prior, Partner, W.H. Prior Chartered Certified Accountants

How we can help you achieve your charitable goals

Working in partnership, SYCF’s expert Philanthropy team, led by Michelle Dickinson and our Professional Advisers, are committed to guiding you towards a plan that is suited for you. 

Want to know more about how you can leave a legacy ?

To find out more, click the link below to see the different options.

For more information on how we can work with you to support your clients or if you are interested in becoming one of our professional advisers, please contact:

Meet Michelle

Michelle supports our Strategic Plan through philanthropy, including overseeing the professional services to donors. This includes securing and distributing income against agreed targets by developing and maintaining long term strategic relationships. Her duties include responsibility for the development and delivery of the Foundation’s Fund Development Strategy and the Grant Strategy. Working days: Monday to Friday.

Michelle Dickinson

Head of Philanthropy and Programmes

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Michelle Dickinson