Advisor Lynne Knox is no stranger to making her voice heard. “As the only girl in my family, it was challenging to get a word in. But through the encouragement of my mother, I learned to speak up and ask for what I needed.”

In her role as senior vice president and investment counselor for Capital Group Private Client Services, Lynne shares her mother’s gift, helping clients, particularly women, navigate difficult times, find the help they need and take control of their lives.

“A client’s husband died very suddenly in his early 40s, leaving her to raise their young children alone,” Lynne said. “My job was to walk beside her and help her deal with financial decisions in the midst of such grief.”

When the client wanted to create a lasting legacy for her husband, the California Community Foundation was the natural strategic partner. They helped set up a scholarship fund for Lynne’s client to support other families who had lost a parent. To date, the fund has given out more than 100 scholarships.

CCF has partnered with professional advisors like Lynne for more than a century. By creating tailored and effective solutions designed to meet the needs of clients, CCF has become the philanthropic partner of choice in Los Angeles County.

“My clients need extensive knowledge about giving strategies, flexible charitable vehicles and a responsive, incredibly professional staff. CCF has that in spades.”

Lynne Knox
Capital Group Private Client Services

As a public charity, clients can donate complex assets like real estate and closely held stock and receive far more favorable tax treatment than they could through a private foundation. By choosing CCF Donor Advised Funds, donors also gain flexibility, making grants on their own timetable with no minimum percentage.

And through our Charitable Asset Management Partnership (ChAMP), clients can access CCF’s giving expertise while retaining their trusted investment advisors.

“My clients need extensive knowledge about giving strategies, flexible charitable vehicles and a responsive, incredibly professional staff,” Lynne said. “CCF has that in spades.”

In her long career, Lynne has helped hundreds of clients to transform their lives and futures. But what she’s most proud of is carrying on her mother’s gift: helping women to feel heard, valued and empowered.

“My office is filled with pictures of clients who are leading much more fulfilling lives now that their money matters are under control,” Lynne said. “Now they can focus on what really matters: following their dreams and giving back to their communities.”


  • Recommending their investment advisor for management of their CCF fund through ChAMP
  • Establishing or refining individually-tailored giving plans
  • Custom research on local, national or international charities
  • Meetings with community leaders and visits to charities
  • Engaging family members in giving
  • Identifying emerging giving opportunities
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Access to a team of charitable giving experts