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Chris Kelly serves as a current board member for the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and is vice president and senior philanthropic advisor of the Comerica Charitable Services Group. In this capacity, Chris works with various nonprofit organizations nationally, focusing on the benefits of the planned giving infrastructure in meeting donor expectations. Prior to joining Comerica, Chris served as a vice president and senior philanthropic consultant with Merrill Lynch Trust Company and the Merrill Lynch Center for Philanthropy. During his tenure, Chris also managed the original Merrill Lynch Community Foundation Alliance. Prior to his work in philanthropic planning, Chris was a professional opera singer and has sung with opera companies and orchestras throughout the United States and in Europe.
Chris has served on the Board of the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan since 2001 and is the past council president.