Michael S. Nguyen joins Thrivent Charitable as Investment Director | Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing

Michael S. Nguyen joins Thrivent Charitable as Investment Director

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 08:29


Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing™ (Thrivent Charitable) is pleased to announce Michael S. Nguyen has joined the organization as Investment Director.

As the Investment Director, Nguyen serves as the primary liaison to the Investment Committee of Thrivent Charitable’s Board of Directors, guiding and influencing Thrivent Charitable’s investment policy and approaches.

With Thrivent Charitable’s Investment Advisors and portfolio managers, Nguyen will ensure strategic alignment and direction of investments. He is also responsible for the analysis and reporting of assets invested across the organization’s product offerings to inform Thrivent Charitable’s leadership and Investment Committee of emerging trends that could impact investment allocation goals and objectives.

“We’re delighted that Michael has joined our team, bringing his experience and perspective to the portfolio our donors entrust us to manage,” said Mandy Tuong, President & CEO of Thrivent Charitable.

Nguyen has more than 30 years of experience managing investment teams, portfolios and operations. Nguyen joins Thrivent Charitable from Virginia College Savings Plan where he was investment director. During his tenure, Nguyen managed and administered $95 billion in educational and savings assets through defined benefit and defined contribution programs.

Previously Nguyen held leadership roles with PMA Financial Network, RBC Global Asset Management and Wells Fargo Bank/Wells Capital Management. He was also treasury director for the City of Minneapolis.

Nguyen earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California at Irvine and his master’s degree in public policy from the University of Minnesota.

About Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing™

We believe humanity thrives when people make the most of all they’ve been given. Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing helps people do just that—bring their generosity to life so that they can support the organizations and causes closest to their hearts, now and into the future. Grounded in our purpose to serve, we take a holistic, personalized approach to help our donors create strategic charitable plans and give in a way that best reflects their values and financial priorities. Together, we are committed to creating positive impact and inspiring lasting change in our communities.

Thrivent Charitable oversees $623.6 million in assets under management. Since its founding in 1995, outright and deferred gifts to Thrivent Charitable have grown to $1.68 billion, and nearly $300 million in grants have been distributed to charities and causes its donors care about most.