Nick Tedesco

Nicholas A. Tedesco

President and CEO

Nicholas (Nick) Tedesco is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP).

Prior to joining NCFP, Nick served 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.

Previously, 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

Non-family Staff Peer Network: Getting to Consensus: Sharing Hard and Soft Skills for Challenging Family Discussions

Posted on February 18, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

Join NCFP President Nick Tedesco to hear strategies for navigating challenging family discussions and dynamics. Learn together with your peers about preparing for these discussions, building skills to manage family dynamics, and connecting families during difficult conversations. NCFP’s Non-family Staff Peer Network, chaired by Denise Porche, Steve Toben, and Kim Wright, is designed for senior level non-family staff members who work at family… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session Webinar: Community Foundations in the Evolving Landscape of Family Philanthropy Services

Posted on February 18, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Jennifer Touchet, Tony Macklin

The demand for philanthropic advice is increasing, spurred in part by historic wealth creation, intergenerational transfer of wealth and aspirations for purpose-driven lives and businesses. Moreover, we are witnessing a rising numbers of donors and their families leveraging diverse philanthropic vehicles and tools. Community foundations are well-positioned to provide best in class advice and accordingly, are eager to explore how… Read More

2020 Trustee Education Institute

Posted on December 22, 2019 by Ron Harris, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Virginia M. Esposito, Andrew Schulz, Patrick Troska

NCFP’s Trustee Education Institute provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the key legal, investment, ethical, grantmaking, and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members. Featuring a faculty made up of NCFP’s senior staff and highly respected philanthropy experts, this three day, intensive seminar typically covers: Stewarding your family’s legacy and the public trust Fiduciary responsibilities and legal pitfalls… Read More

Consensus and Complexity: A Retreat for New Family Foundation CEOs

Posted on October 11, 2019 by Alexa Cortes Culwell, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Virginia M. Esposito, Ambassador James A. Joseph, Stephen Treat, June Wilson, David Weitnauer, Jim Parsons

SOLD OUT! Contact NCFP at (202) 293-3424 to add your name to the wait list. 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 a unique opportunity for new family foundation CEOs to reflect on… 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 President and CEO and see the transition of founder and longtime President 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… Read More

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