Ellen Kratzer Rose Receives New York Junior League's Highest Honor at 68th Annual Winter Ball


NEW YORK, NY—March 9, 2020—Fiduciary Trust Company International, a global wealth manager and wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Templeton, proudly announces that Ellen Kratzer Rose, managing director, was named a 2020 Outstanding Sustainer by the New York Junior League. She and other winners of this year’s Outstanding Sustainer and Outstanding Volunteer Awards—the New York Junior League’s highest honor—were recognized at the organization’s 68th annual Winter Ball on February 29, 2020 at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

The New York Junior League is an organization dedicated to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The charitable and educational institution seeks to provide all women, children, and families in the New York City metropolitan area with equal opportunity, the resources to unlock their potential, and the infrastructure to support them. Since 1952, the Winter Ball has helped raise funds which make the New York Junior League’s community programs possible. For more information, please visit

“The League’s projects make a positive impact on the lives of so many in our local communities, and I have been privileged to see the results of its work first-hand as a longstanding volunteer,” said Ms. Kratzer. “I am proud to contribute to the fulfillment of the Junior League’s mission, and I am humbled to receive this  honor.”

Ms. Kratzer has previously served as president of the New York Junior League as well as president of the Association of Junior Leagues International, comprising 150,000 women volunteers across 291 Junior Leagues in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. She is a former chair of the Council for Canadian-American Relations, and of the U.S. board of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

“Creating greater opportunities for the disadvantaged in the communities where our clients and team members live is an important element of our corporate culture,” said Paulina Mejia, regional managing director, trust counsel, and head of Fiduciary Trust Company International’s New York office. “Ellen personifies our organization’s dedication to giving back, and we warmly congratulate her on this accolade from the New York Junior League.”

Ms. Kratzer is a well-respected thought leader in the field of trusts and estates, having recently represented the U.S. at this year’s STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Europe conference, held February 20-21, 2020 in Vienna, Austria. She serves Fiduciary Trust clients in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, and was elected chair of STEP USA last year. Ms. Kratzer was recognized as a “Woman of Influence” by the New York Business Journal in 2018, and received the “Wall Street Women of Excellence Award” from Traders Magazine in 2013.


About Fiduciary Trust Company International

Fiduciary Trust Company International, a global wealth management firm, has served individuals, families, endowments and foundations since 1931. With over $77 billion in assets under management and administration as of December 31, 2019, the firm specializes in strategic wealth planning, investment management and trust and estate services, as well as tax and custody services. The firm and its subsidiaries maintain offices in New York, NY, Coral Gables, FL, Boca Raton, FL, St. Petersburg, FL, Los Angeles, CA, San Mateo, CA, San Francisco, CA, Lincoln, MA, Washington, DC, Wilmington, DE, and Arlington, VA. For more information, please visit, and for the latest updates, follow Fiduciary Trust on LinkedIn and Twitter: @FiduciaryTrust.


About Franklin Templeton

Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton. Franklin Templeton’s goal is to deliver better outcomes by providing global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. Through specialized teams, the Company has expertise across all asset classes, including equity, fixed income, alternatives and custom multi-asset solutions. The Company’s more than 600 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With employees in over 30 countries, the California-based company has more than 70 years of investment experience and approximately US$688 billion in assets under management as of January 31, 2020. For more information, please visit  


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