Nicholas (Nick) Tedesco is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). NCFP serves as a hub of learning, connection, and collaboration designed to resource and activate a community of families to be intentional philanthropic stewards. Nick is a passionate advocate for philanthropy and brings over a decade of experience partnering with donors and their families to establish and meet their giving goals.
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 objectives through innovative advice, thought leadership and opportunities for learning and collaboration.
Previously, Nick served as a Relationship Manager 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, Time Magazine and other notable publications. He serves as a director of the Wild Elements Foundation—a conscious catalyst for change that accelerates efforts to restore our global ecosystem.
Nick received a B.A. from Villanova University and resides in Washington, D.C.
Choosing Effectiveness as a Family
Posted on June 6, 2023 by Nicholas A. Tedesco
The Principles of Effective Family Philanthropy: Equity
Posted on June 5, 2023 by Sergio Rodríguez, Liz Dozier, Cathy Cha, Erin Borla, Nicholas A. Tedesco, June L. Wilson, Kelly D. Nowlin
2023 Partner Summit
Posted on May 3, 2023 by Andrea Judd-Shurmur, Bridget McGuiggan, Regina Bell, Randy Van Antwerp, Kyle Caldwell, Miki Akimoto, Dr. Brittany Kienker, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Christine Sherry, Jason Born
Partnering with Purpose and Possibility: Asking the Bold Questions
Posted on April 24, 2023 by Miki Akimoto, Nicholas A. Tedesco
Community Foundation Spark Session: Guiding Donors on the How and Now of Philanthropy
Posted on January 12, 2023 by Rebekah Allison, CAP®, Ayanna Wakefield, Brennan Gould, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Tony Macklin
Powering Possibilities: In Community and for Community
Posted on January 5, 2023 by Nicholas A. Tedesco
How and Now Matter: Reflections from the 2022 National Forum on Family Philanthropy
Posted on November 2, 2022 by Nicholas A. Tedesco
Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Using the Family Giving Lifecycle Toolkit
Posted on June 21, 2022 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Tony Macklin
Demystifying the Hidden Figure of ‘Effectiveness’
Posted on May 17, 2022 by Nicholas A. Tedesco
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