William Jarvis

William Jarvis

Managing Director and Philanthropic Executive
Bank of America


William Jarvis heads strategic thought leadership for institutional and private nonprofit organizations in Bank of America’s Endowment and Foundation Group. An authority on investment policy and governance for endowed nonprofit organizations, Bill brings 39 years of experience to this role. Bill is the Managing Editor of the Bank of America Study of Philanthropy and the author of numerous white papers on investment policy and endowment governance. He is well known as a speaker and moderator at events convened by leading industry associations and by Bank of America, and also advises the Bank’s nonprofit clients.

Prior to joining Bank of America in 2017, Bill served as the Executive Director of the Commonfund Institute, where he edited many of the leading studies on endowment investment and governance, including those for the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the Council on Foundations and the National Business Officers Association.

In 2021 Bill was honored with NACUBO’s Rodney H. Adams Endowment Management Award for outstanding individual contributions to professional development activities in the area of college and university endowment and investment management.

Bill holds a B.A. in English Literature from Yale University, a J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.