December 14, 2017
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Peter Rothschild named CIO of Maine Community Foundation

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PORTLAND & ELLSWORTH, Maine — Peter Rothschild of Islesboro and New York City has been named Chief Investment Officer at Maine Community Foundation.

“As chair of the community foundation’s Investment Committee, Rothschild has overseen impressive growth over the last decade,” said Meredith Jones, president and CEO of the Maine Community Foundation, in a press release. “We are excited to have him helping us to increase charitable resources for Maine,” said Jones.

Rothschild has chaired the investment committees of several educational and charitable institutions over the last 30 years, including the University of Oregon endowment and the Maine Community Foundation’s investment program.

Under Rothschild’s leadership, the community foundation generated returns in the top 10 percent of more than 400 endowments ranked by Cambridge Associates. He was a founding partner at Quennell Rothschild & Partners, a land planning and design firm in Manhattan. Rothschild holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard and a Master of Arts from the University of Oregon.

Elizabeth Hilpman, a partner at Barlow Partners, an investment advisory firm specializing in long/short equity funds, will replace Rothschild as chair of the Maine Community Foundation’s investment committee. Prior to joining Barlow in 2001, she was an investment manager at Global Asset Management; director of alternative manager research at Dubin & Swieca; an investment officer at Dartmouth College; and a vice president at Commonfund. Hilpman, who divides her time between Woolwich, Maine, and New York City, joined the foundation’s board in 2010.

A statewide organization with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more, visit or call 1-877-700-6800.