Board & Staff
Mr. James W. Lintott
James W. Lintott has extensive experience managing all aspects of private foundations. During his years as head of one of the nation’s largest private foundations, and as a principal of Sterling, Mr. Lintott has developed a tremendous reservoir of skills, knowledge and judgment spanning both the technical and practical aspects of foundation management.
Mr. Lintott is a sought-after speaker, for both professional and lay audiences. His recent talks have included presentations to a group of the nation’s top estate planning attorneys on the topic of private foundation compliance, and to very wealthy donors on the topic of planned giving.
Mr. Lintott has wide-ranging charitable giving expertise. He has developed, along with Dr. Silk, a wide range of successful philanthropic projects for clients. Projects include such diverse areas as symposia dedicated to destigmatization of medical conditions, design of measurement programs to gauge the effectiveness of scholarship programs, development of specialized local cancer screening programs, and the creation of educational curricula for college and graduate students.
Mr. Lintott conceived of and developed Sterling’s Vision, Values, and Family program. Sterling’s Vision, Values, and Family program is a systematic approach to sharing your philanthropic vision with your children, grandchildren, or other young people who are important in your life.
Emphasizing hands-on involvement, the program provides an excellent frame-work within which to teach your philanthropic values, encourage charitable behavior and develop your own personal tradition of philanthropy.
Prior to turning his full focus to private foundation management, Mr. Lintott was chief financial officer of a division of a $35 billion privately held company, where he worked closely with the principals and played a critical role in a variety of important philanthropic endeavors.
Mr. Lintott received his J.D. (with distinction) from Stanford Law School, as well as an M.A. in applied economics and B.A. degrees (Phi Beta Kappa) in economics and political science from Stanford University. He was a senior editor of Stanford Law Review. Mr. Lintott was also instrumental in developing the non-profit Stanford Law School Asian Trade Consortium, and was a founding member of the non-profit Stanford Law and Business Society.
Mr. Lintott is a past member of the White House Fellows Selection Panel. Mr. Lintott serves on the boards of a number of nationally known charities, including Children’s National Medical Center and Best Buddies International. Mr. Lintott was also a Vice Chair of the Asia Society’s Annual Benefit. He is a founder and director, along with his wife, of their family foundation.