The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is the only national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them.

We provide the resources, expertise and support families need to transform their values into effective giving that makes a lasting impact on the communities they serve. Together, we make great things happen.

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Our Board

Katherine Lorenz

Katherine Lorenz

NCFP Board Chair | The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation | Fellow (2015-2018)

Lisa Parker

NCFP Board Vice Chair | The Lawrence Welk Family Foundation

Nancy Cable

Nancy Cable

NCFP Secretary | University of North Carolina Asheville

David Weitnauer

David Weitnauer

NCFP Treasurer | R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation

Ashley Blanchard

Ashley Blanchard

Hill-Snowdon Foundation; Blanchard Consulting

Carmela Castellano-Garcia

Carmela Castellano-Garcia

Castellano Family Foundation

Dow Davis

J.H. Dow Davis

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Bill Diggs

William “Bill” Diggs

Mourning Family Foundation

Ellie Frey Zagel

The Frey Foundation

Adam Rockefeller Growald

Adam Rockefeller Growald

Rockefeller Family Fund

Kimberly Meyers Hewlett

Kimberly Myers Hewlett

Myers Family Foundation

Michael Meadows

Michael Meadows

Westwood Wealth Management

Kelly Nowlin

Kelly Nowlin

Trustee, Surdna Foundation and NCFP Fellow (2018–2020)

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

The Brinson Foundation

Our Fellows

Alice Buhl

Senior Fellow, NCFP

Mary Mountcastle

Mary Mountcastle

Distinguished Fellow (2018–2020)

Kelly Nowlin

Kelly Nowlin

Trustee, Surdna Foundation and NCFP Fellow (2018–2020)

June Wilson

June Wilson

Fellow (2018–2020)

Susan Packard Orr

Distinguished Fellow (2014–2018)

Doug Bitonti Stewart

Fellow (2015–2018)

Katherine Lorenz

Katherine Lorenz

NCFP Board Chair | The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation | Fellow (2015-2018)

Our Staff

Ginny Esposito

Virginia M. Esposito

President, National Center for Family Philanthropy

Jason Born

Jason Born

Vice President for Programs

Jen Crino

Jen Crino

Program Coordinator

Maureen Esposito

Maureen M. Esposito

Manager, Meetings & Stewardship

Michael Goodman

Michael Goodman

Office Administrator

Sally Jones

Sally Jones

Senior Advisor

Maggie McGoldrick

Maggie McGoldrick

Marketing Manager

Frances Monroe

Frances Monroe

Development Manager

Rick Schneider

Rick Schneider

Senior Vice President for Advancement

Katherine Scott

Katherine Scott

Program Director

Hiba Seager

Hiba Seager

Operations and Program Assistant

Neil Sumilas

Neil Sumilas

Vice President for Planning and Management

Elaine Gast Fawcett

Elaine Gast Fawcett

Contributing Editor, NCFP

Tony Macklin

Tony Macklin

Senior Program Consultant

NCFP staff at 2019 staff retreat

NCFP staff at 2019 staff retreat

Stories for Engaged Learning

Stories for Engaged Learning is a collection of case studies rooted in the practical experiences of family and private foundations; the stories are designed for engaged learning. 

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How to Serve the Redefined Family

This content collection was curated to provide resources and tips for how your philanthropic family can adapt to a redefined family.

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Money and Values

This content collection was curated to share some experience, tips, and tools to better support philanthropic families in their money journeys.

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Family Stories and Interviewing Elders

This Content Collection was curated for you to discover a variety of techniques available for engaging with elders to document a family history that may be shared with generations to come.

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Pride of Place

This Content Collection features NCFP's report providing the first-ever in-depth look examining place-based, multi-generational family giving, along with a variety of other resources and case studies on place-based family philanthropy.

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Ending Well: Exits and Spend Down

The resources shared in this collection contain information and tools developed through the experience of multiple philanthropies involved in exits – including the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.

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Family Philanthropy and Donor-Advised Funds

This online guide is for donors and families considering donor-advised funds, as well as for others, including advisors, seeking to learn more about the benefits and complexities of this important philanthropic vehicle.

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Working with Consultants

There are almost as many reasons to hire a consultant as there are consultants. These resources will help you take the right steps to find, hire, and manage a consultant who will deliver what you need whether it be for strategy, evaluation, communications, or providing fundraising advice and support for your grantee partners.

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Best of “Ginny’s Blog”

A "best of" collection of NCFP Founder Virginia Esposito's writing on governance, family dynamics, embracing the next generation, the role of the donor, and more.

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Policy Central

NCFP's Policy Central includes sample policies and practices in the areas of governance, grantmaking, family dynamics, engaging the next generation, investments, management, and staffing. New samples are added frequently, and are here when you need them!

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