Channing Grigsby

Vice President, Philanthropic Services

West Los Angeles, CA

Channing provides philanthropic services for Whittier Trust’s foundation and donor-advised fund clients. Channing offers comprehensive consulting and planning services for high net worth individuals and families. She develops relationships with clients who wish to begin a formal charitable giving process, enhance their existing philanthropy or explore new opportunities to increase philanthropic impact.

Channing brings a background in financial services, corporate philanthropy, and nonprofit management. Before joining Whittier Trust, Channing worked as the Foundation Director at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, responsible for all charitable giving, focusing on employee engagement and business giving strategies. Prior to that, she spent several years in the financial sector as a Client Associate at Merrill Lynch and a director for a nonprofit in the Houston area. 

Channing earned her BA’s in Political Science and Sport Management from Rice University, where she earned a four-year letter winner on their Division 1 Volleyball team. She is an active volunteer in the community. She sits on the board of Junior Achievement of Southern California, which teaches the younger generation how to make smart financial decisions, plan for their futures, and inspire them to believe in themselves.