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Bryan Schwartz

Bryan Schwartz

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What do you do at NCFP?

I support NCFP’s President and coordinate with our Board of Directors. While every day is a little bit different, I often arrange meetings between the President and various stakeholders, prepare internal documents for our board meetings, and support NCFP’s programming and special projects. I also assist the President with fundraising activities and consultancies. 

What are your favorites?

Northern California
Family Tradition
Family Tradition:
Cooking anything and everything
Global LGBT rights
Rock goddesses of the 1980s
Reading, running, and ruminating. …And an awful lot of baking.
1984, The Beautiful and Damned, The Muses are Heard, and so many more

What is the biggest trend in the field of family philanthropy?

Engaging the next generation! In global philanthropy, authoritarian barriers to giving need to be dismantled and civil society organizations need to be protected and funded.   

What did you do before NCFP?

Before I arrived at NCFP, I was the program manager for the Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Prosperity where I researched trends in global philanthropic giving and coordinated the publication of the Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances. In 2014, I received my Master of Arts in global, international, and comparative history from Georgetown University. My dissertation focused on Social Movement Theory and the LGBT rights movement in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. 

What do you like most about your job?

I enjoy working with our talented board members and being a part of this effective and hardworking professional family.