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.
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, Kathleen Simpson, Laura Collins, Paul Liu, Greg Ratliff, Tamara Larsen, Dana Lanza, Shaady Salehi
All Peer Network: Responding to COVID-19 in our Communities
Posted on December 19, 2019 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, Denise Porche, Kim Wright
The Power of a Name: Considering Privacy, Publicity, and Transparency
Posted on December 19, 2019 by Stephanie Goodrid Lawson, Daphne Moore, Nicholas A. Tedesco
Philanthropic Spend Down: A Retreat Sponsored by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation (Oct 2020)
Posted on November 25, 2019 by Peter Ellsworth, Glen Galaich, Bob Tobin, Olga Tarasov, Kalyah Ford, Lauren B. Dachs, Nicholas A. Tedesco, June L. Wilson, Katie Scott
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
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
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
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