Although typically held every other year, due to uncertainty around COVID-19, the next National Forum on Family Philanthropy will be held in the fall of 2022 in San Francisco. If you’re interested in being notified as soon as dates are confirmed and registration is open or have a suggestion for a speaker or topic, please let us know.

A “Phil Talks” session at the 2015 Forum. From left to right: A. Sparks (Masto Foundation), Lile Gibbons (Rasmuson Foundation), Mary Fisher (Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation), Yvonne Moore (Moore Philanthropy), and June Wilson (Quixote Foundation)

NCFP’s National Forum on Family Philanthropy brings 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. A mix of plenary and breakout sessions, the Forum provides a space to discuss both tried-and-true practices and current trends in engaging and interactive formats.

Forum sessions feature the perspectives of donors, family members, and sector experts in an environment that fosters both confidential and candid discussions. Attendees must be board or staff members at a family philanthropy.

2019 National Forum on Family Philanthropy | Chicago, IL

Nick Tedesco, Jamie Allison, Don Chen, Jim Parsons, and Richard Woo during a conversation on leadership transition.

Select speakers:

  • Arne Duncan, Emerson Collective
  • Liz Thompson, Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education
  • Edgar Villanueva, Decolonizing Wealth Project
  • Vasser Seydel, Turner Foundation

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2017 National Forum on Family Philanthropy | Washington, DC

Beeta Jahedi (Tow Foundation) at a session during the 2017 National Forum.

Beeta Jahedi (Tow Foundation) at a session during the 2017 National Forum.

Select speakers:

  • Ken Burns, filmmaker
  • Cokie Roberts, ABC News and NPR
  • john a. powell, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
  • Dr. Robert Putnam, Harvard University

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2015 National Forum on Family Philanthropy | Seattle, WA

Group of attendees at NCFP's 2015 National Forum

Attendees at the 2105 National Forum

Select speakers:

  • Tony Mestres, Seattle Foundation
  • Connie Ballmer, The Ballmer Group
  • Susan Packard Orr, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Lisa Sobrato Sonsini, Sobrato Family Foundation

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2014 National Forum on Family Philanthropy | Cambridge, MA

Carmela Castellano-Garcia and her mother Carmen Castellano at the 2014 National Forum.

Select speakers:

  • Justin Rockefeller, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Tom Tierney, The Bridgespan Group
  • Jennifer Buffett, NoVo Foundation
  • Ambassador Swanee Hunt; Hunt Alternatives Fund; Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

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