NCFP’s 2019 National Forum on Family Philanthropy brought more than 500 philanthropic families and leaders together for two and a half days of peer networking and thought provoking conversations led by some of the greatest thought leaders in family giving.

Forum sessions featured the perspectives of donors and family members in an environment that fosters both confidential and candid discussions.

View the 2019 National Forum on Family Philanthropy schedule & directory.

Featured Speakers

Doug Bitonti Stewart

Doug Bitonti Stewart

Doug Bitonti Stewart is the first Executive Director of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher…

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Leigh Adams

Leigh Adams is the Executive Director for Ausherman Family Foundation. She comes to the Foundation with…

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Judy Adler

As President of the Turner Foundation, Judy Adler is responsible for implementing the foundation's mission of…

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Michael Aguhar

Michael Aguhar, Program Director at the Crossroads Fund, is an attorney and community organizer. He is…

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Jamie Allison

Jamie Allison

Jamie Allison is devoted to building a healthy, just, and vibrant society, one in which we work…

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Demetrius Amparan

Demetrius Amparan is a marketing and communications professional with eight years of experience creating opportunity for…

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Mollie Anderson

Mollie Anderson is a member of the Board at Crossroads Fund and is an alum of…

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Karen Keating Ansara

Karen Keating Ansara and her husband Jim make grants from the Boston Foundation to build equitable…

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Alissandra Elizabeth Aronow

Alissandra Elizabeth Aronow is a former international ice dancer. After retiring from competitive skating, she went…

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Marshaun Bacon

Marshaun Bacon is the Becoming A Man (BAM) Replication Specialist for the Chicago nonprofit Youth Guidance,…

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Christopher Cardona

Christopher Cardona is part of the Philanthropy team at the Ford Foundation and has engaged with…

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Marlene Corrado

As a Program Officer of the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation and member of…

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David Dodson

David Dodson is President of MDC, where he has directed major projects to increase student success…

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Ginny Esposito

Virginia M. Esposito

Virginia M. Esposito, is the founding president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. In January…

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Ron Harris

Ron Harris is a black millennial focused on political involvement, civic/shareholder engagement, and philanthropy being the…

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Ira S. Hirschfield

Since 1992, Ira Hirschfield has worked to create a more just and compassionate society as President…

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Portrait of Dinaz Mansuri

Dinaz Mansuri

Dinaz Mansuri is the Executive Director of the Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation, a multi-generational…

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Lois Mitchell

Lois Mitchell

Lois Mitchell has extensive experience directing philanthropic initiatives, navigating strategic plans, and building key partnerships with cross-sector…

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Mary Mountcastle

Mary Mountcastle

Mary Mountcastle is a trustee of the Z. Smith Reynolds and Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundations, a board…

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Kelly Nowlin

Kelly Nowlin

Kelly Davenport Nowlin, a fifth generation member of the Andrus family, was elected as a Surdna…

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Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons currently serves as Senior Advisor to The Brinson Foundation, a private family foundation based…

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Edgar Villanueva

Edgar Villanueva joined the Schott Foundation as Vice President of Programs and Advocacy on June 1,…

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Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D.

Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D. is a Partner at Lansberg, Gersick & Associates LLC. She holds a…

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June Wilson

June Wilson

June Wilson, executive director emerita and board member of the Quixote Foundation, combines her talent as…

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Richard Woo

Richard Woo is the former Chief Executive Officer of The Russell Family Foundation where he guided…

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For additional information, please contact the National Center for Family Philanthropy at (202) 293-3424 or ncfp@ncfp.org.

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