In This Episode:
In this episode, Ellie Frey Zagel speaks with Nicholas Tedesco, President and CEO of the National Center for Family Philanthropy.
NOTE: In full disclosure, as of this recording, I am on the board of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. I also led the search committee that hired Nick Tedesco as the 2nd President and CEO.
- You are the new President and CEO of the NCFP, succeeding Ginny Esposito. Tell us a little about yourself and how you got to this role?
- Why NCFP? What are a few things that excite you about family philanthropy?
- You are succeeding the godmother of family philanthropy– what are you experiencing right now?
- Lessons learned? Surprises?
- How can we find you?
- What words of wisdom would you tell your 20 year old self
- As a Busy leader, how do you maintain your health?
- What does Successful Generations mean to you?
Nicholas (Nick) Tedesco is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). NCFP provides the resources, community, and encouragement families need to transform their values into effective giving that makes a lasting impact on the communities they serve.
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 goals through innovative advice, thought leadership and opportunities for learning and collaboration.
Previously, Nick served as a Relationship Manager and Program Officer 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, San Francisco Business Times and other notable publications. He serves on the Regional Board for UNICEF USA and as a panelist for the Echoing Green Fellowship and MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Initiative.
Nick received a B.A. from Villanova University.
Find Nick at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources From This Episode:
National Center for Family Philanthropy
Episode 004 with Ginny Esposito
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