See it, Be it Role Model
President Christopher Street Financial New York
In 1997, Jennifer Hatch purchased Christopher Street Financial, an investment planning practice devoted to the LGBTQ community. Today, the firm still focuses on LGBTQ clients (75%) and other progressive allies. It specializes in the complicated financial, legal and tax-planning needs of unmarried couples.
Christopher Street avidly supports LGBTQ social justice causes, contributing over $100,000 a year to nonprofits supporting LGBTQ youth, elders, families and health. In addition, Ms. Hatch has been an advocate and educator on the topic of marriage equality for more than a decade. She led the start up of a Pride Center in her home town of Nyack, NY, served in leadership at organizations such as SAGE, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Family Equality and the Point Foundation.
Ms. Hatch regularly chairs LGBTQ galas, hosts fundraisers and addresses audiences on LGBTQ planning topics.
Under her own company's roof, she houses a dozen professionals, including strategic partners with complementary businesses like tax and estate planning for same-sex couples. The firm has broadened from investment planning into holistic life and wealth management, with a mission to educate clients on how to solve their personal economic challenges.
"Everyone comes in with their own unique experiences," she said.
— Vanessa Drucker