Founder and CEO, Calvin Edwards & Company
Calvin Edwards is an executive with more than 20 years experience working with charitable, educational, and religious institutions. In 2001 he founded Calvin Edwards & Company, to “maximize the good of giving” by consulting with thoughtful philanthropists as they made strategic gifts. Today, the firm brings a mixture of art and science to bear on major giving decisions made by affluent persons, family offices, private foundations, and government agencies. Previously Mr. Edwards joined the senior management team of Ronald Blue & Co. (RB&C) in 1996 and was made a principal later that year. Mr. Edwards has provided consulting services to a number of businesses in the seminar, high-tech, and publishing industries. His major engagement was as the chief operating officer for Peter Lowe International (PLI) in Tampa, Florida, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting time-proven values that help make great people, communities, and nations. Prior to PLI, Mr. Edwards was executive vice president of Walk Thru the Bible (WTB) in Atlanta. Earlier experience includes executive management and other roles with charitable and educational organizations. Mr. Edwards holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature and math from Pacific Union College, and a diploma in education from Avondale College. He earned a Master of Divinity from Andrews University where he graduated summa cum laude, and a master of business administration from Georgia State University. Mr. Edwards came to the U.S. from Australia in 1979 and is now a naturalized American. He and his wife, Nerida, reside in Atlanta, Georgia and have two grown children.