William Bagley has worked in the field of philanthropy for over thirty years. An attorney, his postings range from service at Choate, Yale, Boston College and The Trustees of Reservations, to work advising a Ford Foundation initiative in affordable housing, a HUD program to eliminate lead poising in children and in support of numerous other non-profit organizations. In addition, he advises individuals and foundations in the formation of their philanthropy. Presently he directs gift planning at St. Mark's School in Southborough, MA, and writes on the topic of philanthropy for the Neiman Watchdog of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard. He took degrees from Holy Cross, Harvard and Suffolk University Law School, and, held a research fellowship at the Yale Divinity School. His writing includes articles and policy analysis in philanthropy, and, his poems have been published by WCRB/WGBH, Garrison Keillor, America magazine and others.