Blog | From NCFP

Demystifying the Hidden Figure of ‘Effectiveness’

May 17, 2022 | Nicholas A. Tedesco
In philanthropy, effectiveness is our north star—it is the bar we measure ourselves against and the standard we strive to uphold. But what exactly does it mean to “successfully achieve an intended result” or “fulfill a specified function,” particularly when our structures, practices, and beliefs are called into question? What does it mean to be effective not just as funders, Read More

Renee Karibi-Whyte

May 9, 2022
Renee Karibi-Whyte leads Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ efforts to share its research and expertise on impactful philanthropic practice with individuals, families, and organizations seeking to accelerate social change. As a member of the executive team and head of communications & partnerships, Renee is intimately involved with RPA’s Theory of the Foundation initiative, Strategic Time Horizon research, Philanthropy Roadmap guides, and other Read More

Leslie Ramyk

May 9, 2022
Leslie Ramyk is currently the executive director of the Conant Family Foundation, a family foundation focused on racial, environmental, and reproductive justice. CFF shifted some of its grantmaking last year to a BIPOC community-led external review team and intends to increase the proportion of funding granted this way in the future. Leslie has worked in philanthropy in Chicago since 1996 and Read More

Megan Costigan

May 6, 2022
Megan Costigan is a Third Generation (3G) member of the Tracy Family Foundation (TFF) and is a part-time Program Manager at the Foundation. She served as Chair of TFF’s Next Generation Advisory Board (NGAB) from 2012-2016. Megan now serves as the TFF Advisor to the Next Generation Advisory Board. In addition, in 2007, she held a one-year seat on the Read More

Jean Buckley

May 6, 2022
Jean Buckley is the President of the Tracy Family Foundation. She has served in this position since 1997 through present day. Jean is a second-generation Tracy family member.  There are 131 living Tracy family members in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations ranging in ages from 1 month to 72 years.  The Tracy Family Foundation is funded by her family’s Read More

Nwamaka Agbo

May 6, 2022
Nwamaka is the CEO of the Kataly Foundation and Managing Director of the Restorative Economies Fund. In her roles, Nwamaka collaborates with the Kataly team to lead the foundation’s day to day operations, while holding the community-centered strategy and vision for the Fund. With a background in community organizing, electoral campaigns, policy and advocacy work on racial, social and environmental Read More
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Cathy Cha, Kimberly Myers Hewlett, and Allison Magee are co-chairs of the 2022 Forum advisory committees. Two-plus years into a global pandemic, urgent discussions about climate change, and a long-overdue reckoning with racial inequities are transforming our social norms and society overall. We invite you to embrace family philanthropy’s role as a lever for change and join us in person Read More
Blog | Friends Focus

May 2022: News and Notes from NCFP’s Friends of the Family Network

May 4, 2022
Friends Focus highlights updates from members of our Friends of the Family network and their work. This month features updates from the Walter & Elise Hass Fund, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Wege Foundation, and Winston Family Foundation. Are you a current Friend or Leadership Circle member of NCFP with an update or good news about your Read More