Members of NCFP's 2016 Board of Directors

Members of NCFP’s 2016 Board of Directors


About the National Center for Family Philanthropy

The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) was founded 16 years ago in response to the need for a national source of knowledge and expertise that advocates for the value of family philanthropy. As a catalyst for the greater good, NCFP has developed several important initiatives for giving families as well as our partners in the field, such as ground-breaking research studies, workshops and webinars on relevant topics, development of the largest searchable database on family giving and publishing the first-ever comprehensive guide to starting a family foundation.

Today, NCFP remains the only national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to families who give and those that work with them. NCFP provides the research, expertise and networking opportunities necessary to inspire our national network of giving families every step of the way on their philanthropic journey. Through these resources, families learn how to transform their values into effective giving that makes a positive and enduring impact on the communities they serve. Together, we make great things happen.

What those in our network are saying:


ami-aronson-100x100NCFP is a great investment in our family leadership, allow us to access and learn alongside other family foundations. NCFP helps us raise the bar and remain relevant, flexible and creative.

— Ami Aronson, Executive Director, Bernstein Family Foundation


doug-bitonti-stewart.jpg_1217515812NCFP is critical to our sector. The team creates and provides the latest in research, pushes our field toward excellence and makes connections throughout family philanthropy for trustees, the next generation and staff.

— Doug Bitonti Stewart, Executive Director, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation


christine-elbel-100x100The National Center for Family Philanthropy is an essential resource to our field. NCFP offers valuable data on best practices and national trends, and provides customized support as needed.

— Christine Elbel, Executive Director, Fleishhacker Foundation


Rick-Williams-100x100The value of NCFP to the Sobrato Family Foundation is not just its commitment to supporting best practices and effective operations among new and existing family foundations, but its commitment to supporting collective engagement and sustainable impact by building the field at-large.

— Rick Williams, CEO, Sobrato Family Foundation


shirley-fredricks.jpg_1217515812NCFP is the premiere organization for family foundations and donor advised funds in the country. Their work and advice embraces every kind of family and surrounds them with all the expertise and encouragement to help them become outstanding grantmakers.

— Shirley Fredricks, Board Member, Lawrence Welk Family Foundation


suzanna-stribling-100x100Among the many philanthropy-related associations, I find NCFP the most relevant for my work. Working with a family requires a unique set of skills that I’m constantly challenged to keep honing. NCFP helps me do just that, connecting me to useful resources and talented people in the field.

— Suzanna Stribling, Executive Director, Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation