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.
Family Philanthropy Speaks: A Conversation with Dimple Abichandani and Robin Snidow
Posted on October 15, 2021 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Dimple Abichandani, Robin Snidow
Racial Justice in Family Philanthropy Symposium
Posted on September 19, 2021 by Vincent Robinson, Doua Thor, Dwayne S. Marsh, Irene Wong, Sandy Herz, John Matthew Sobrato, Nora Leccese, Annie Mahon, Hanna Mahon, Sam Vinal
Modeling Collaboration: New Partnership between Stanford PACS and NCFP
Posted on September 13, 2021 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Erinn Andrews
Video Highlights from the 2020 Trustee Education Institute
Posted on September 2, 2021 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Kimberly Myers Hewlett, Liesel Pritzker Simmons, Valerie Rockefeller, June L. Wilson
Family Philanthropy Speaks: A Conversation with CC Gardner Gleser
Posted on August 30, 2021 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, C’Ardiss “CC” Gardner Gleser
Board Chair Peer Network: Finding Peers in Transition
Posted on August 11, 2021 by Jaimie Mayer, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Gilbert Miller, Katherine Lorenz
Family Philanthropy Speaks: A Conversation with Lisa Graustein
Posted on August 4, 2021 by Lisa Graustein, Nicholas A. Tedesco
Holding the Paradox
Posted on July 7, 2021 by Nicholas A. Tedesco
Gift from Mackenzie Scott, Dan Jewett Helps NCFP Meet this Moment of Change
Posted on June 15, 2021 by Nicholas A. Tedesco
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