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

2020 Global Philanthropy Forum

Posted on February 7, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

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NCFP President and CEO Nick Tedesco will be speaking at this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum. In the last three years, the Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF) focused on the things driving us apart: the pervasive loss of trust, the rise of illiberal democracies, the pressures of globalization. In 2020 GPF will turn its attention to a critical global problem that challenges… Read More
From NCFP

Welcome Letter from NCFP President & CEO Nick Tedesco

Posted on February 5, 2020 by Nicholas A. Tedesco

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In a welcome letter, our new President and CEO shares his reflections on the state of the sector and the future of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. We invite you to read the letter in full and share your thoughts in this brief survey. Dear Community Members and Friends: As I begin my tenure with the National Center for… Read More

2020 Trustee Education Institute

Posted on December 22, 2019 by Christopher Fletcher, Jennifer Davis, Robin Snidow, Kathleen Simpson, Laura Collins, Paul Liu, Greg Ratliff, Tamara Larsen, Dana Lanza, Shaady Salehi

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Attendees, please visit the event website for the most up-to-date agenda and Zoom links. The website passcode was emailed to all registrants. NCFP’s Trustee Education Institute provides a comprehensive introduction to important legal, investment, ethical, grantmaking, and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members. Featuring a faculty made up of donors, board members, and highly respected philanthropy experts, this… Read More

All Peer Network: Responding to COVID-19 in our Communities

Posted on December 19, 2019 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Denise Porche, Kim Wright

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Please note: We have postponed our conversation “Connecting Families Across Distance” and will use this time to share and discuss our initial responses and strategies to COVID-19. This All Peer Network event, hosted by the Non-family Staff Peer Network, is open to senior leaders and board members of NCFP Friends of the Family organizations. With the sudden spread of COVID-19,… Read More

The Power of a Name: Considering Privacy, Publicity, and Transparency

Posted on December 19, 2019 by Stephanie Goodrid Lawson, Daphne Moore, Nicholas A. Tedesco

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Using your name publicly can be a positive and productive tool in your philanthropy. Your name can also carry a lot of weight: the responsibility, publicity, and hesitance to experiment and potentially fail. For families that want to use their names more intentionally, it is important to consider the full range of opportunities and responsibilities present. In this webinar, hear… Read More

Consensus and Complexity: A Retreat for New Family Foundation CEOs

Posted on October 11, 2019 by Alexa Cortes Culwell, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Virginia M. Esposito, Ambassador James A. Joseph, Stephen Treat, June L. Wilson, David Weitnauer, Jim Parsons

SOLD OUT! Contact NCFP at (202) 293-3424 to add your name to the wait list. Serving in the leadership staffing role for a family foundation can be one of the best jobs you’ll ever have, but it is not without challenges and complications. This first-of-its-kind NCFP peer retreat provides a unique opportunity for new family foundation CEOs to reflect on… Read More

A Conversation with New and Graduating CEOs (Live Stream of 2019 National Forum)

Posted on January 16, 2019 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Jamie Allison, Don Chen, Richard Woo, Jim Parsons

NCFP will live stream a session from the 2019 National Forum on Family Philanthropy in Chicago, IL. From the comfort of your home or office—and with a computer or electronic device—you can listen and view the event as it happens live. Being the non-family staff leader of a multi-generational family foundation is a privilege and honor. The path to engaging… Read More

Passing the Baton: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Family Philanthropy

Posted on January 12, 2019 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Virginia M. Esposito

In 2020 the National Center for Family Philanthropy will welcome Nick Tedesco as President and CEO and see the transition of founder and longtime President Ginny Esposito to the role of Senior Fellow. These two leaders will reflect on the past 20 years of NCFP’s work and discuss current priorities, the future of the field of family philanthropy, and the… Read More