Miki Akimoto

Managing Director, Senior Philanthropic Strategist | Bank of America Private Bank


Miki Akimoto is a Managing Director and Senior Philanthropic Strategist within the National Practice group of Bank of America Private Bank. She has been with the Bank since 2010, and works with clients and prospective clients to help them identify their philanthropic interests, define giving strategies, and implement best practices in grantmaking. She works with her teammates nationally to bring current thinking and informed practice to the discretionary trusts for which Bank of America, N.A. serves as Trustee. She leads the development of key thought-leadership papers and presentations for the group.

Previously, Miki was the Vice President and then Acting President of Philanthropy Massachusetts, the regional association of foundations, corporate givers, and other key donors in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She served as the first Director of Grants Management for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and as a program officer at the Corporation for National and Community Service. She holds a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Stanford University.

She is actively involved in the philanthropic community nationally and locally. Current board and advisory committee service includes TSNE MissionWorks, the Wealth Advisors Council for CAF America, the Lenny Zakim Fund, and the Full Frame Initiative. Past board service includes the Maine Philanthropy Center, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (chair), The Full Frame Initiative (founding board), the YWCA Boston, the Boston Foundation for Architecture, and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.