20th Anniversary Symposium: Imagining the Future of Family PhilanthropyRegister Today
Hotel Nikko, San Francisco
This is an invitation-only event for current NCFP Friends and other leading voices in family philanthropy.
For additional information, please contact Jason Born, Vice President of Programs.
This special, invitation-only event will celebrate NCFP's 20th anniversary while providing an intimate space for attendees to imagine the future of the family philanthropy together. The Imagining the Future initiative, a national series of focus groups and peer discussions led by the Good Wolf Group, will identify 5-6 key trends and issues to be addressed through both plenaries and breakout sessions. The event will conclude with a presentation/address by a globally prominent leader in family philanthropy.
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Virginia M. Esposito, is the founder and president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. For more than 35 years, she 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 Splendid Legacy 2: Creating and Re-creating 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.
What past participants say:
Every plenary and workshop addressed current issues facing private family foundations. I can't think of any outstanding issue that wasn't addressed. Given the constant change we face, I am confident that NCFP will identify new issues that arise and address them at future Forums.
The 2017 NCFP Forum helped me remember to keep asking the really important question – why do we come together as diverse families across generations and geographies, even life experiences, interests and learning styles, to do philanthropic work?
The National Forum on Family Philanthropy was a whirlwind of talks, ideas, conversations, and reflection. We are a cohort of caring people who want to improve our communities and the world. It's clear to me now that we have a lot of work to do to be more inclusive and intersectional but it's a relief to know that I'm not alone.
The National Forum on Family Philanthropy is the place to go if you want to meet and learn from families who are at all different points in their philanthropic journeys. NCFP provides a safe learning space, a friendly atmosphere and loads of resources for everyone who attends. One quickly learns the value of having access to the vast knowledge base on family philanthropy that NCFP has created over its 20-year history.