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Jamie Forbes

Founding Partner, Hadley Rock Advisors in Portsmouth, NH United States

Jamie started Forbes Legacy Advisors, because he loves helping both families and businesses get the greatest impact from their giving. He has also coached and mentored his own children in their giving, including helping them raise funds and donate books to establish a library for an elementary school on the Caribbean Island of Dominica. Jamie is particularly passionate about helping people discover how to combine what they love and how to give.

His work advising clients on their giving helped him identify an even greater need that existed: nurturing the value of their greatest assets – the individuals in the family. With best practices from his own family and others, Jamie brings his natural ability to build relationships, identify and understand culture and plan strategically for clients.

When he is not at work, Jamie can be found with his wife and two daughters or enjoying time with friends. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast, exercise nut, musician, and cancer survivor. Traveling provides an opportunity to understand other cultures, which also helps him understand people better. Based in Portsmouth, NH, Jamie is a Charter Advisor of Philanthropy (CAP®), holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Connecticut College and has studied at The Wharton School and Babson College.

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Becoming EmPowerful

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 15, 2018

Jamie Forbes overcame his initial fear that he might be re-victimized in telling his story after considering the larger picture. Once he recognized that there was a compelling opportunity to shift the negative power from his experience into a force for good by creating awareness of the issue, reducing the stigma for victims, providing an opening for others to discuss the topic, and reducing the chance that others could be victimized, he became motivated and inspired by the potential.

Jamie used that inspiration to found Hadley Rock Advisors.

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Portsmouth NH @ 3S Artspace
Feb 15, 2018