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Jane Williams Wins 2010 Schwab IMPACT Leadership Award

Jane Williams, President and CEO of Sand Hill Global Advisors, has been honored with the prestigious Schwab IMPACT Leadership Award for 2010.

Palo Alto, CA, October 28, 2010 --( Sand Hill Global Advisors’ CEO Honored

Jane Williams, co-founder, president and CEO of Palo Alto, CA-based Sand Hill Global Advisors LLC, was awarded the prestigious Schwab IMPACT Leadership Award during a ceremony today at Schwab’s IMPACT® 2010 conference. When Sand Hill was founded in 1982, Williams and her co-founders determined the firm would provide independent holistic wealth management services, a unique concept at the time. Today, Sand Hill manages assets for high net worth entrepreneurs, individuals and families in transition, as well as foundations and endowments.

“Receiving the IMPACT Leadership Award is a wonderful honor,” says Williams. “It’s a tribute to the teamwork I’ve experienced through the years, both here at Sand Hill Global and within the various organizations I’ve been privileged to serve. No one can be successful or effective as a leader without the hard work and talent of many, many people.”

Throughout her 35 years as a wealth manager, Williams has been a frequent speaker and vocal advocate of financial education. She co-founded the local chapter of the Financial Women’s Association, is a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum, and serves as a Trustee of the UC - Santa Barbara Foundation. She applies her financial and investment knowledge to many local philanthropic organizations through participation in Boards and Advisory Councils, including the Ravenswood Family Health Center, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. She has been recognized nationally and in her community as one of the leaders in her industry, including: election to the San Francisco Business Times’ 100 Most Influential Business Women from 2006-2008; as the recipient of the 2009 Silicon Valley Women of Influence Award; and ranked in both Barron’s 2009 Top 100 Independent Investment Advisors and Wealth Manager’s 2010 Top 50 Women in Wealth.

As part of the IMPACT Awards program, the Leadership Award winner receives a $25,000 donation from Schwab to the charity of his/her choice. On behalf of Jane Williams and Sand Hill Global Advisors, Schwab made a $25,000 donation to Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto.

Sand Hill Global Advisors offers investment planning and management, risk assessment, retirement and estate planning, philanthropic strategies, divorce financial consulting, and solutions for women and families in transition. For more information about the company, contact Priscilla Joyce at 650.854.9150, or visit the website at

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