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At Fairlight, we are uniquely positioned to combine our experience with a strong working knowledge of the nonprofit ecosystem in order to bring targeted and effective solutions to bear on today’s nonprofit needs. We work with both teams and individuals to manage risk and optimize investments so our clients’ time is free to continue their primary social mission.

Katharine Earhart and Maya Lis Tussing at FairlightOur solutions range from short-term consulting engagements to ongoing investment management, depending on client requirements.

Maya Lis Tussing (right)

I had every intention of attending medical school after Pomona College, but when I took a job working on a trading desk for Transamerica, I knew I’d never become a doctor. Instead I went on to business school at the University of Washington to embark on a career in financial services. In 25 years, I honed my experience in enterprise risk and investment management at corporations such as BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors, Visa, and GE. I take great satisfaction in creating solutions for nonprofits and individuals based on programs deployed at some of the most respected financial services companies in the world.

Katharine Earhart (left)

Shakespeare was my passion at the University of California, Los Angeles. While I had set out to become a literature professor, my professors encouraged me to join the workforce first before returning to graduate school. That’s when I landed at Charles Schwab, where I found a new passion for educating people about investments, the stock market and financial planning. I followed that career trajectory for 25+ years, working also for mPower Advisors (an early robo advisory firm for 401k participants), Barclays Global Investors, iShares / BlackRock and Alesco Advisors. My passion now continues through founding Fairlight.

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What you need to know about starting a nonprofit endowment, by Fairlight Advisors

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What Is Your Investment Philosophy?, by Fairlight Advisors

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What is Nonprofit Risk?, by Fairlight Advisors

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What is Asset Allocation?, by Fairlight Advisors

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What are Asset Classes and How to Rebalance Your Portfolio?, by Fairlight Advisors

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What are Asset Allocation Tolerance and Timing?, by Fairlight Advisors

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Overview of Nonprofit Reserves and Endowment Investing, by Fairlight Advisors

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Nonprofit 403b Explained, by Fairlight Advisors

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How much in emergency reserves does your nonprofit need?, by Fairlight Advisors

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Active vs. Passive Investment Management, by Fairlight Advisors

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