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NCFP: Passing the Baton: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Family Philanthropy

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Thursday, December 12, 2019
9:00am - 10:30am PST
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This program is a webinar.
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In 2020 the National Center for Family Philanthropy will welcome Nick Tedesco as President and CEO and see the transition of founder and longtime President Ginny Esposito to the role of Senior Fellow. These two leaders will reflect on the past 20 years of NCFP’s work and discuss current priorities, the future of the field of family philanthropy, and the continuing role NCFP can play in thought leadership, community building, and more.

 

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Virginia M. Esposito, is the founder and president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. In January 2020, Ginny will transition to the role of Senior Fellow and focus her efforts on research, writing, and consulting with families. She will be succeeded by Nicholas Tedesco.

For more than 35 years, Ginny has worked to advance private philanthropy through research and education. For 30 of those years, she has focused on the family philanthropic experience, promoting values, vision, and excellence across generations of donor families. Ginny was editor and principal author of the first edition of Splendid Legacy and of Splendid Legacy 2: Creating and Recreating Your Family Foundation. Her research publications include The Power to Produce Wonders: The Value of Family in Philanthropy and The Family Foundation CEO: Crafting Consensus out of Complexity. Ginny also edited, and was principal author of, the four-volume Family Foundation Library and numerous articles and issue papers on family philanthropy. She has presented at hundreds of programs for and about donor families throughout North America and on four other continents. In addition to her work on family philanthropy, Ginny edited Conscience and Community: The Legacy of Paul Ylvisaker, the writings and speeches of the late foundation trustee, educator, and dean of the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. She has served on boards and committees for organizations including Great Nonprofits, the Binational Commission on the Nonprofit Sector (US and South Africa), the Commission on the Future of Public Education (Public Education Network), Committee on Ethics and Accountability (Independent Sector), the Philanthropy and the Black Church Project, and Strengthening Native American Philanthropy. She currently serves on the board of directors of the John M. Belk Endowment.

Nicholas (Nick) Tedesco is the incoming President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). NCFP provides the resources, community, and encouragement families need to transform their values into effective giving that makes a lasting impact on the communities they serve.

Nick serves as a Senior Advisor in the J.P. Morgan Philanthropy Centre where he provided clients with insights and services to help meet their philanthropic goals through innovative advice, thought leadership and opportunities for learning and collaboration.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Nick served as a Relationship Manager and Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he helped launch the Giving Pledge—an effort led by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to commit the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. In this role, Nick managed relationships with current and prospective members of the pledge, as well as their staff and advisors. He helped to connect global philanthropists with one another in effort to exchange knowledge and encourage collaboration.

Nick began his career in the social sector as the Deputy Director of the Children’s Health Forum—a national nonprofit focused on the prevention and eradication of childhood diseases that disproportionately impact underserved communities.

Nick was named to the inaugural Chronicle of Philanthropy 40 Under 40 ranking in 2016. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal MarketWatch, San Francisco Business Times and other notable publications. He serves on the Regional Board for UNICEF USA and as a panelist for the Echoing Green Fellowship and MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Initiative.

Nick received a B.A. from Villanova University.

 

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