Philanthropy ImpactOur Team

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As an impact-orientated team, we are innovative, socially entrepreneurial, and dedicated to providing the best service we can to our members and wider network. 

We care passionately about inspiring philanthropy and social impact investment. We ensure that we provide comprehensive, up-to-date and interesting research, news, and discussions for our members and networks. 

There is a huge potential for increasing the level of giving and impact investing globally and are committed to supporting professional client advisors to unlock this potential from their clients, whilst also adding value to their service offer.

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John Pepin

Chief Executive

John Pepin has over 20 years’ experience as a social entrepreneurial consultant working internationally with over 300 charities, social enterprises, infrastructure support organisations and professional associations. He spent over 15 years as a Chief Executive of a variety of Canadian and UK charities/ social enterprises/ associations.

He is Chief Executive, Philanthropy Impact. Its purpose is to increase the flow of capital for good by enabling private clients and their families to match their purpose driven wealth strategies with their values capturing their ESG/impact investment and philanthropic preferences.  It achieves this by working with professional private client advisors to ultra-high net worth and high net worth individuals to grow and enhance the quality of the support they give to their clients, the UK’s and Europe’s wealthiest individuals, around philanthropy and social/ESG/impact/ investment. 

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Rachele Menditto

Director, Communications and Relationships

Rachele is an accomplished professional specialising in strategic communications and relationship management. Serving as the Communications Lead at Philanthropy Impact, she spearheads the development and execution of the organisation's communication strategy while fostering and maintaining crucial partnerships with members, partners, and stakeholders.

With extensive experience in advertising sales, publishing, and project management, Rachele brings a unique blend of skills and expertise to her role.

Rachele's proficiency in driving impactful communication initiatives aligns with Philanthropy Impact's mission to amplify social impact and strengthen community engagement. 

She holds a Master's Degree in Communications from the University of Siena, Italy.

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Morgan Axinn Cattai

Director, Membership and Development

Morgan started her career in fundraising the year she cofounded AddLab, a web and digital marketing agency based in Milan, Italy. Eat, Pay, Love was a project that collaborated with up-and-coming fashion brands organising a biannual event to fundraising for various charities and sensitive a new target to worthy projects.In 2018 she relocated to Florence where she divide her time between fundraising and creating new strategies for File, teaching at the Istituto Marangoni in Florence, and working in the art world as a negotiator for private sales and acquisitions for auction houses.

Morgan joined Philanthropy Impact in 2023 to launch and manage the new platform 23 Impact.

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Mia Rose

Executive Assistant

Mia is in her final year as a journalism student at The University of Sheffield, specializing in feature writing and radio broadcasting. With a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail, she is dedicated to producing high-quality content that engages and informs audiences.

She joined the organisation in October 2023 to support the team and to maintain the smooth running of Philanthropy Impact’s activities.


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