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Meet The Philanthropy Plus Team

We are well-travelled and extremely knowledgeable
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Assisting philanthropic conservation and community projects requires dedicated, collaborative, innovative, thoughtful, and experienced input.

The individuals below make up the dynamic team and are trustees of Philanthropy Plus, working above and beyond their already demanding day to day roles to advance the goals of Philanthropy Plus.


The Explorations Company, where no two journeys have ever been the same

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Nicola Shepherd

Nicola Shepherd, the founder of The Explorations Company has been working with a myriad of philanthropic, charitable projects for thirty years, doing the due diligence on the charities her company supports independently. She is passionate about conservation and community work inter alia.
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Marla Smith

Marla Smith has spent her 30-year career as an investment banking professional, private equity investor, real estate developer and dedicated Board Member of select corporate, civic and philanthropic organizations.
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Ben Reeves

Ben Reeves is a New York-based journalist and filmmaker and a contributing editor at Worth magazine. Ben has profiled billionaire executives, philanthropists and investors and extensively explored the world of the one percent.
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Jeffrey Kurland

Jeffrey, a native of Chicago, Illinois, is the lynchpin of our US office just outside Washington DC. As a college student, he began exploring the world travelling throughout Western and Eastern Europe.
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Explore with The Explorations Company

By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017

Nicola Shepherd, founder and CEO of The Exploration Company, organises unusual trips for HNW and UHNW clients ranging from birthday parties at an Indian Maharajah's palace to reliving Sir Vivian Fuchs's 1950s expedition to the South Pole. Citywealth caught ...

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