Nicholas A. Tedesco

Incoming President and CEO, National Center for Family Philanthropy

Nicholas (Nick) Tedesco is the incoming President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). NCFP provides the resources, community, and encouragement families need to transform their values into effective giving that makes a lasting impact on the communities they serve.

Nick serves as a Senior Advisor in the J.P. Morgan Philanthropy Centre where he provided clients with insights and services to help meet their philanthropic goals through innovative advice, thought leadership and opportunities for learning and collaboration.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Nick served as a Relationship Manager and Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he helped launch the Giving Pledge – an effort led by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to commit the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. In this role, Nick managed relationships with current and prospective members of the pledge, as well as their staff and advisors. He helped to connect global philanthropists with one another in effort to exchange knowledge and encourage collaboration.

Nick began his career in the social sector as the Deputy Director of the Children’s Health Forum – a national nonprofit focused on the prevention and eradication of childhood diseases that disproportionately impact underserved communities.

Nick was named to the inaugural Chronicle of Philanthropy 40 Under 40 ranking in 2016. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal MarketWatch, San Francisco Business Times and other notable publications. He serves on the Regional Board for UNICEF USA and as a panelist for the Echoing Green Fellowship and MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Initiative.

Nick received a B.A. from Villanova University.

Contributions

Consensus and Complexity: A Retreat for New Family Foundation CEOs

Posted on October 11, 2019 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Virginia M. Esposito

Friends of the Family: Log in to register. Registration is available only to Friends of the Family until November 15. After November 15, non-Friends may register. Serving in the leadership staffing role for a family foundation can be one of the best jobs you’ll ever have, but it is not without challenges and complications. This first-of-its-kind NCFP peer retreat provides… Read More

A Conversation with New and Graduating CEOs (Live Stream of 2019 National Forum)

Posted on January 16, 2019 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Jamie Allison, Don Chen, Richard Woo, Jim Parsons

NCFP will live stream a session from the 2019 National Forum on Family Philanthropy in Chicago, IL. From the comfort of your home or office—and with a computer or electronic device—you can listen and view the event as it happens live. Being the non-family staff leader of a multi-generational family foundation is a privilege and honor. The path to engaging… Read More

Passing the Baton: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Family Philanthropy

Posted on January 12, 2019 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Virginia M. Esposito

In 2020 the National Center for Family Philanthropy will welcome Nick Tedesco as CEO and see the transition of founder and longtime CEO Ginny Esposito to the role of Senior Fellow. These two leaders will reflect on the past 20 years of NCFP’s work and discuss current priorities, the future of the field of family philanthropy, and the continuing role… Read More

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