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.
Beyond 5%: Increasing Support in a Time of Crisis
Posted on April 2, 2020 by Crystal Hayling, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Aaron Dorfman, Nat Chioke Williams, Phil Buchanan, Mary Mountcastle
NCFP Signs Joint Statement Promoting Greater Payout
Posted on April 2, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco
Family Philanthropy in Times of Crisis: A Letter to the Community
Posted on March 23, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco
Family Philanthropy’s Response to COVID-19
Posted on March 20, 2020 by Antony Bugg-Levine, Diana Scearce, Marcus F. Walton, Patricia McIlreavy, Nicholas A. Tedesco
NCFP’s New CEO Nick Tedesco on Creating Community and Finding Solutions
Posted on March 4, 2020 by Giving Compass, Nicholas A. Tedesco
Community Foundation Spark Session: Community Foundations in the Evolving Landscape of Family Philanthropy Services
Posted on February 18, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Jennifer Touchet, Tony Macklin
2020 Global Philanthropy Forum
Posted on February 7, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco
Welcome Letter from NCFP President & CEO Nick Tedesco
Posted on February 5, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco
2020 Trustee Education Institute
Posted on December 22, 2019 by Christopher Fletcher, Jennifer Davis, Robin Snidow, Laura Collins, Paul Liu, Greg Ratliff, Kathleen Simpson, Tamara Larsen, Dana Lanza, Shaady Salehi
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