National Charitable Donations, LLC, headquartered in New York, was founded in 2005. NCD was created from the simple premise that there must be a better way for employers and employees to support charitable organizations. Why can’t employees choose who they want to make donations to? Why are companies still being burdened by using paper “pledge cards”? “Why does it take so much time, effort, and money to fulfill a simple act of kindness and goodwill?” It was in answer to these questions that we started NCD.


Darren J. Farlow:
Management Advisors

Darren has worked with a number of non-profit entities developing fundraising programs including the Council of the Americas, the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association. By focusing on corporate partnerships, he has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for charities over the last decade. Through this experience, Darren had determined the need for a more scaleable method for fundraising using today’s technology.

An investment banking veteran, Darren most recently served as managing director of the Latconsa Group, specializing in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and business management & turnarounds. Earlier in his career, he was a vice president of marketing and corporate development for Owens Corning, a $7 billion manufacturer of home and building products and served as the director of sales and marketing for home products maker Levolor.

Chris Lautenslager:
Management Advisors

Chris has more than 20 years of sales management and investment experience. He has worked with a number of the country’s largest financial institutions and money management firms, including Credit Suisse First Boston, the New York Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, SAC Capital Management, and John W. Henry & Company.

Over the last few years, Chris has focused his energies on the funding and development of new companies. As a board member of Dune Energy, Inc., he actively worked to bring the firm public. Dune was listed on the AMEX as DNE in May 2005.

Chris views the development of NCD as an opportunity to utilize his fund raising skills in support of the difficult and noble efforts of charities throughout the world.