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.
Nexus of Strategy and Governance
Posted on May 6, 2021 by Renee Kaplan, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Sapphira Goradia, Ashley Blanchard
Family Philanthropy Speaks: A Conversation with Valerie Rockefeller
Posted on April 30, 2021 by Valerie Rockefeller, Nicholas A. Tedesco
Family Philanthropy Speaks: A Conversation with Kimberly Myers Hewlett
Posted on April 6, 2021 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Kimberly Myers Hewlett
Leaning into Racial Justice with the Surdna Foundation and Andrus Family Fund
Posted on March 29, 2021 by Carra Cote-Ackah, Kaitlin Miles, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Don Chen
2021 Trustee Education Institute
Posted on March 9, 2021 by Isabel Nogueira, Alyson Wise, Jumi Falusi, Milton Speid, Emily Kaiser, Adrian Ruiz, Lisa Jackson, Priscilla Enriquez, Dorothy Gardner, Regan Pritzker
Family Philanthropy Speaks: A Conversation with Vasser Seydel
Posted on March 1, 2021 by Vasser Seydel, Nicholas A. Tedesco
Family Foundation CEO Retreat
Posted on February 12, 2021 by Betsy Erickson, Janine Mason, Michael Smith, Tina Runyan, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Bari Katz, Rob Reich, Shaady Salehi, Carmen Rojas, Diana Scearce
Family Philanthropy Speaks: A Conversation with Jeff and Tricia Raikes
Posted on February 1, 2021 by Jeff and Tricia Raikes, Nicholas A. Tedesco
Family Philanthropy Speaks: A Conversation with Carrie Avery
Posted on January 11, 2021 by Carrie Avery, Nicholas A. Tedesco
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