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Dianne Chipps Bailey is a passionate advocate for civic engagement and women’s leadership. Dianne leads the Nonprofit Organizations and Foundations practice group at Robinson Bradshaw where she has dedicated her legal career to the representation of tax-exempt organizations, their senior management and volunteer leaders. Dianne has advised schools and universities, churches and other religious organizations, endowments, corporate and family foundations, museums, business leagues, social clubs and a complement of charitable groups.

Dianne’s professional commitment to nonprofit organizations is also deeply personal. Dianne is a faithful community leader, previously chairing the boards of the Women’s Impact Fund, Discovery Place, Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, Women Executives and First Presbyterian Church Diaconate, where she also served as an Elder. Currently, she is a member of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute national council and was a founding director of Women’s Impact Fund and Women’s Collective Giving Grantmakers Network. Dianne writes and speaks nationally on topics related to nonprofit management and leadership. Dianne graduated with high honors from the University of California at Berkeley and received her law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. She is rated Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™, the highest possible peer review rating for lawyers. Her professional recognition includes a Charlotte Business Journal Women in Business Achievement Award in 2011 and a North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Women of Justice Award in 2012. Dianne was named the Leadership Charlotte 2018 Circle of Excellence honoree and The Mecklenburg Times 2015 Woman of the Year. Dianne joins the inaugural class of More than Pink Women to celebrate the memory of her beloved sister-in-law Susan Law and with great hope that soon we will cure breast cancer.

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