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.
Edgar Villanueva Speaks on Colonization, Wealth, and Next Steps for Philanthropy
Posted on December 2, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Edgar Villanueva
Current Giving Landscape Calls Attention to Emergent Donor Behavior
Posted on November 10, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco
The 2020 Giving Landscape
Posted on October 28, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Jen Crino
The Evolution of Family Philanthropy: The DR Fund Shares Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Giving
Posted on October 1, 2020 by Camilla Rockefeller, David Rockefeller, Jr., Nicholas A. Tedesco, Lukas Haynes
Balancing Purpose, Payout, and Permanence
Posted on August 14, 2020 by Peter F. Bird, Jr., Liz Sak, George Suttles, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Tony Macklin
The Future of Family Philanthropy: Positioning Families for Greatness
Posted on July 23, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Kimberly Dasher Tripp
How Family Foundations Can Listen4Good
Posted on July 16, 2020 by Valerie Threlfall, Lisa Sobrato Sonsini, Fay Twersky, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Melinda Tuan
A Time for Reflection and Action
Posted on June 2, 2020 by Kimberly Myers Hewlett, Nicholas A. Tedesco
Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Envisioning the Future of Family Philanthropy Services
Posted on June 1, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Tony Macklin
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