Diane M Manuel, MBA, PhD
Diane lives at the intersection of philanthropy and capital markets. She supports this work by facilitating the investment process of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies alongside individualized philanthropic investments.
In her current role, at Abacus Wealth Partners, Diane advocates and supports foundations, nonprofits, corporate institutions, and individuals as they align their investment strategies with their critical philanthropic missions using socially responsive investment strategies.
As the former Director of Foundation and Client Relationships at Adasina Social Capital, Diane merged her philanthropic experiences from the California Endowment, the Getty Museum, and other boards and councils with her work in financial services by guiding institutional investors on their impact investment journey.
Diane develops training programs and webinars focused on impactful investing and philanthropy. Likewise, Diane supports her purpose by focusing on the financial needs of women and people of color.
Committed to social justice in her philanthropic work, Diane is a current Board Member and Finance Chair for both Ms. Foundation for Women and the Women’s Foundation of California.
Diane also serves as a Carter Center Philanthropy Council member, was previously a member of the University of Southern California (USC) Board of Governors, and has served in different capacities with organizations focused on supporting women, women of color, and Black communities.