As general counsel, Andrew Schulz manages Arabella’s legal affairs, provides legal advice to the firm’s leadership and staff, and ensures that the foundations and independent nonprofits Arabella helps to manage, such as the New Venture Fund, are in compliance with the law. He has expertise in a broad cross-section of tax, legislative, and regulatory issues, including tax-exempt organizations, charitable giving, fiscal sponsorship, lobbying, political activity, and international grant making.
Prior to joining Arabella, Andrew was executive vice president at Foundation Source where he provided executive leadership and implemented the chief executive officer’s vision of building a community of grant makers, philanthropists, advisors, and others who serve private foundations. He was Foundation Source’s voice within policy, legislative and regulatory circles and cultivated relationships with attorneys to expand Foundation Source’s presence within the legal community.
Previously, Andrew was vice president of legal and government relations for the Council on Foundations, where he headed its public policy department, providing oversight of the council’s legislative initiatives. He also served as in-house counsel, educating council members on legal issues that affected their operations, administering the council’s governance functions, serving as the lead staff member on matters of ethics and best practices, and ensuring organizational compliance with state, local, and federal laws. Andrew is nationally recognized as an authority on private foundations and has been a frequent speaker at conferences related to philanthropy, including for the University of Texas School of Law, the NYU Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Philanthropy Roundtable, the Council of Michigan Foundations, the Southeastern Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Southwest, and many others.
He is a graduate of the College of Wooster and has a JD from the George Washington University Law School. He is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.