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News Archive

Exciting Transition News from NCFP President Ginny Esposito (January 8, 2019)

National Center for Family Philanthropy announces new board leadership for 2019 (December 17, 2018)

National Center for Family Philanthropy names new members to board of directors
 (May 24, 2016)

NCFP Launches ‘Generations Together’, a new online resource to help families empower the next generation of philanthropists (March 1, 2016)

New NCFP study shows new family foundations giving at faster rate than predecessors (November 12, 2015)

NCFP announces new Vice President of Planning and Management (October 28, 2015)

National Center for Family Philanthropy names Katherine Lorenz and Doug Bitonti Stewart Fellows in Family Philanthropy (September 17, 2015)

Meet Our Experts


Virginia Esposito is the founder and president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. For more than 35 years, Ginny has worked to advance private philanthropy through research, writing and education. For 25 of those years, she has focused on the family philanthropic experience, promoting values, vision and excellence across generations of donor families. She is editor and principal author of Splendid Legacy: The Guide to Creating Your Family Foundation.


Susan Packard Orr is a Distinguished Fellow for NCFP and board chair of the David and Lucille Packard Foundation. Susan is also founder and CEO of Telosa Software, a company started in 1986 to provide fundraising and other software to nonprofit organizations and served for seven years on the board of the Hewlett Packard Company.


Alice Buhl is Senior Fellow to the National Center for Family Philanthropy and its Board of Directors. She was a founding member of the National Center for Family Philanthropy and is a frequent contributor for NCFP publications.


Katherine Lorenz is an NCFP Fellow and president of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation. Katherine is a frequent speaker on topics related to environmental sustainability, next-generation philanthropy, and nonprofit leadership.


Doug Bitonti Stewart is an NCFP Fellow and the first executive director of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation in Detroit. Doug previously served in roles at Michigan State University, Michigan Nonprofit Management Institute, and Children’s Hospital of Michigan.