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.

Contributions

Southern California Grantmakers 2020 Family Philanthropy Virtual Town Hall

Posted on May 15, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

NCFP President and CEO Nick Tedesco will be speaking at Southern California Grantmakers’ 2020 Family Philanthropy Virtual Town Hall. Never in recent history has philanthropy been called upon to respond so urgently to our communities in crisis. When facing incredible challenges, family philanthropy has boldly held to their values and acted with vigor. The scale of the current pandemic has… Read More
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A Conversation with Dr. Chris Murray of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Posted on May 1, 2020 by Dr. Christopher Murray, Nicholas A. Tedesco

NCFP President and CEO Nick Tedesco recently interviewed Dr. Chris Murray, Chair and Professor of Health Metric Sciences and Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. IHME has been a leader in COVID-19 data capturing and projections. Dr. Murray discussed the role of IHME in providing evidence-based COVID-19 data to the public, latest… Read More

Funder Collaboration: Leveraging Partnerships for Outsized Impact

Posted on April 13, 2020 by Rini Banerjee, Adriana Rocha, Chuck Harris, Olivia Leland, Nicholas A. Tedesco

No matter your current strategies or focus, leveraging a trusted and proven intermediary can help you make the most of your philanthropic assets. By convening and collaborating with peer funders and community leaders working to find solutions to shared issues, you bring expertise to your partnerships and a deep knowledge of the communities served. And by combining your assets and… Read More
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A Clarion Call for Family Philanthropy

Posted on April 13, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

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Dear Community Members, This past weekend marked a period of deep reflection for many around the world—the beginning of Passover, celebration of Easter, and preparation for Ramadan. It also marked one month since the World Health Organization named COVID-19 a global pandemic and our lives changed unhesitatingly. One month since the world began to close its borders; one month since… Read More

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

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The National Center for Family Philanthropy is dedicated to serving families who give and those that work with them. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are offering conversations on topics of interest to all philanthropic families associated with family foundations, donor-advised funds, family offices, and other philanthropic vehicles. For questions about this series, please contact Jen Crino at jen@ncfp.org… Read More
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NCFP Signs Joint Statement Promoting Greater Payout

Posted on April 2, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

Dear Community Members, It has been said many times and will continue to be said: this is a challenging time. Communities are in crisis, nonprofits are at risk, and markets are struggling. But, philanthropy was built for moments like these—ones that require a nimble response and compassionate heart. Accordingly, many donors are embracing this opportunity to mobilize resources to address… Read More

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

COVID-19 poses an existential threat to the lives of millions and communities across the globe. There are many unknowns at this point; yet as the world waits, giving families are searching for ways to help and provide support. Grantee communities who were at risk before COVID-19 will now be faced with additional social and economic consequences, and service providers will… Read More
Featured Article, From NCFP

NCFP’s New CEO Nick Tedesco on Creating Community and Finding Solutions

Posted on March 4, 2020 by Giving Compass, Nicholas A. Tedesco

Editor’s note: This content is authored by Jen Jope, Editor-in-Chief of Giving Compass. This content was originally published on Giving Compass and appears here with permission. Nick Tedesco knows a thing or two about family dynamics. For the last 15 years, he’s worked closely with family philanthropists as part of the team that launched the Giving Pledge at the Bill &… Read More

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

The demand for philanthropic advice is increasing, spurred in part by historic wealth creation, intergenerational transfer of wealth and aspirations for purpose-driven lives and businesses. Moreover, we are witnessing a rising numbers of donors and their families leveraging diverse philanthropic vehicles and tools. Community foundations are well-positioned to provide best in class advice and accordingly, are eager to explore how… Read More