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.
Pride of Place: Sustaining a Family’s Commitment to Community
Posted on March 14, 2019 by Virginia M. Esposito, Gilbert Miller, Kelly Chopus
Best of “Ginny’s Blog”
Posted on January 24, 2019 by Virginia M. Esposito, National Center for Family Philanthropy
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
Exciting Transition News from NCFP President Ginny Esposito
Posted on January 8, 2019 by Virginia M. Esposito
Imagining the Future of Family Philanthropy: Themes from Nationwide Focus Groups
Posted on November 28, 2018 by Virginia M. Esposito
How We Give: Ten Tips for Donors and Families
Posted on November 21, 2018 by Virginia M. Esposito
20th Anniversary Symposium: Imagining the Future of Family Philanthropy
Posted on September 13, 2018 by Virginia M. Esposito, Carol S. Larson, Ayelet Baron, Sierra Clark, A. Sparks, Didier Sylvain, Farhad Ebrahimi, Kelly Chopus, Richard Woo, Mary Mountcastle
Building the Board Your Foundation Deserves
Posted on June 1, 2018 by Virginia M. Esposito
2018 Trustee Education Institute: The Signature Seminar for Family Foundation Board Members
Posted on March 6, 2018 by Virginia M. Esposito, Andrew Schulz, David Grant, Hanh Le, Holli Rivera, Alice Buhl, Leticia Peguero, Lindsey Griffith, Mary Phillips, Nat Chioke Williams
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