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

NCFP Fellows Mary Mountcastle (left) and June Wilson (right) talk with Russell Family Foundation Board Member Sarah Cavanaugh at the 2015 National Forum on Family Philanthropy in Seattle.

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.

Meet the Team

Our Board

Kimberly Meyers Hewlett

Kimberly Myers Hewlett

NCFP Board Chair | President, Myers Family Foundation; Director, Flora Family Foundation

Lisa Parker

Lisa Parker

NCFP Board Vice Chair | President and Executive Director, The Lawrence Welk Family Foundation

David Weitnauer

David Weitnauer

NCFP Treasurer | President, R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation

Ashley Blanchard

Ashley Blanchard

Senior Associate, Lansberg Gersick & Associates; Trustee, Hill-Snowdon Foundation

Carmela Castellano Garcia

Carmela Castellano-Garcia

President, Castellano Family Foundation

Dow Davis

J.H. Dow Davis

Chair Emeritus, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Adam Rockefeller Growald

Adam Rockefeller Growald

Trustee, Rockefeller Family Fund, David Rockefeller Fund, Growald Family Fund

Michael Meadows

Michael Meadows

President and CEO, Meadows Family Consulting Group, LLC

Kelly Nowlin

Kelly Nowlin

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

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

Senior Advisor, The Brinson Foundation

Elizabeth Carlock Phillips

Elizabeth Carlock Phillips

Executive Director, Phillips Foundation

Vasser Seydel

Vasser Seydel

Director, Turner Foundation; Chairperson, Turner Foundation 3rd Generation Board

Kimberly Dasher Tripp

Kimberly Dasher Tripp

Founder, Strategy for Scale

Ellie Frey Zagel

Ellie Frey Zagel

Vice Chair & Trustee, The Frey Foundation

Our Fellows

Ginny Esposito

Virginia M. Esposito

Senior Fellow and Founding President

Mary Mountcastle

Mary Mountcastle

Trustee, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation | NCFP Distinguished Fellow (2018–2020)

Kelly Nowlin

Kelly Nowlin

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

June Wilson

June Wilson

Executive Director Emerita, Quixote Foundation | NCFP Fellow (2018–2020)

Alice Buhl

Alice Buhl

Senior Fellow (2004-2019)

Susan Packard Orr

Distinguished Fellow (2014–2018)

Doug Bitonti Stewart

Doug Bitonti Stewart

Executive Director, Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, NCFP Fellow (2015–2018)

Katherine Lorenz

President, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation | NCFP Fellow (2015-2018)

Our Staff

Nick Tedesco

Nicholas A. Tedesco

President and CEO

Jason Born

Jason Born

Vice President for Programs

Jen Crino

Jen Crino

Program Manager

Maya Diggs

Program Assistant

Tina Dokken

Executive Coordinator

Maureen Esposito

Maureen M. Esposito

Manager, Meetings & Stewardship

Michael Goodman

Michael Goodman

Office Administrator

Sally Jones

Sally Jones

Senior Advisor

Maggie McGoldrick

Marketing Manager

Frances Monroe

Development Manager

Rick Schneider

Rick Schneider

Senior Vice President for Advancement

Katie Scott

Katie Scott

Program Director

Program Consultants

Elaine Gast Fawcett

Elaine Gast Fawcett

Contributing Editor, NCFP

Tony Macklin

Tony Macklin

Senior Program Consultant

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This collection features resources from the field, an interactive map of local funds, upcoming COVID-19 webinars, and more.

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Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

This Content Collection includes a variety of perspectives and tools for addressing REDI issues within your organization, including a collection of customized Checklists, Quizzes, and Self-Assessment Tools for boards and staff.

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Stanford PACS Guide to Effective Philanthropy

The aim for this book is to simplify the components of effective philanthropy. The Guide has two major parts. Part One lays out a series of personal considerations that will help shape your philanthropic strategy. Part Two delves into the tactical practices of philanthropy to help you deploy your resources most effectively.

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Trust-based Philanthropy

Whether you’re a long-time practitioner or are just considering adopting this approach, we hope these resources will help you bring trust-based principles into practice.

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Participatory Grantmaking

This Content Collection features research, case studies, discussion guides, and other articles and blog posts on the practice of Participatory Grantmaking (also sometimes referred to as Community Led Grantmaking).

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Multi-faceted Giving

This content collection was curated to help answer those questions and allow your philanthropic family to better accommodate diverse systems of giving.

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Generations Together: Engaging Youth

This special collection was curated by our Engaging Youth Peer Network. We thank them for their leadership and sharing. Unless otherwise noted, all resources listed are intended to be able to be used directly with kids.

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Expenditure Responsibility

This NCFP Content Collection includes FAQs, rules and sample policies for the process of expenditure responsibility to ensure your grants to "non-charities" are for charitable purposes.

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Trends in Family Philanthropy: Current Research in the Field

This Content Collection features NCFP's Trends 2020 Study and other current research on the field of family philanthropy.

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Policy Central: Sample Policies and Practices

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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Foundation Archives

This Content Collection features reports and articles of interest to foundations considering whether to establish archives to preserve their records, knowledge, and histories.

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Strategic Philanthropy

This Content Collection features NCFP research, webinars, and additional resources to use as your foundation or family considers its overall strategy and approach to philanthropy.

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