Virginia M. Esposito, is the founding president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. In January 2020, Ginny transitioned to the role of Senior Fellow to focus her efforts on research, writing, and consulting with families.
For more than 35 years, Ginny has worked to advance private philanthropy through research and education. For 30 of those years, she has focused on the family philanthropic experience, promoting values, vision, and excellence across generations of donor families. Ginny was editor and principal author of the first edition of Splendid Legacy and of Splendid Legacy 2: Creating and Recreating Your Family Foundation. Her research publications include The Power to Produce Wonders: The Value of Family in Philanthropy and The Family Foundation CEO: Crafting Consensus out of Complexity. Ginny also edited, and was principal author of, the four-volume Family Foundation Library and numerous articles and issue papers on family philanthropy. She has presented at hundreds of programs for and about donor families throughout North America and on four other continents. In addition to her work on family philanthropy, Ginny edited Conscience and Community: The Legacy of Paul Ylvisaker, the writings and speeches of the late foundation trustee, educator, and dean of the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. She has served on boards and committees for organizations including Great Nonprofits, the Binational Commission on the Nonprofit Sector (US and South Africa), the Commission on the Future of Public Education (Public Education Network), Committee on Ethics and Accountability (Independent Sector), the Philanthropy and the Black Church Project, and Strengthening Native American Philanthropy. She currently serves on the board of directors of the John M. Belk Endowment.
How We Give: Ten Tips for Donors and Families
Posted on December 18, 2019 by Virginia M. Esposito
The Promise of Even Greater Possibilities
Posted on November 26, 2019 by Virginia M. Esposito
What Do We Stand For? A Conversation and Celebration with Ginny Esposito (2019 National Forum on Family Philanthropy)
Posted on November 25, 2019 by Virginia M. Esposito, Ira S. Hirschfield, David Dodson
Foreword and Introduction (Splendid Legacy 2)
Posted on November 20, 2019 by Paul Brainerd, Virginia M. Esposito
The Family Foundation CEO: Crafting Consensus out of Complexity
Posted on October 31, 2019 by Virginia M. Esposito
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
In Celebration and Gratitude: Alice Buhl
Posted on August 19, 2019 by Virginia M. Esposito
Pride of Place: The Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation, Fairview, Texas
Posted on July 10, 2019 by Virginia M. Esposito
Pride of Place
Posted on July 9, 2019 by Virginia M. Esposito, Jason Born
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