NCFP has enlisted the time and expertise of its Forum Planning Committee, Forum Host Committee, and Local Partners Committee for recommendations and feedback. Many thanks to the individuals who are graciously volunteering to help us develop an exceptional program and take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer.

National Forum Advisory Committee

  • A. Sparks, Committee Co-chair, Executive Director, Masto Foundation
  • Doug Bitonti Stewart, Committee Co-chair, Executive Director, Max M. And Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
  • Julie Berrey, Director, John and Wauna Harman Foundation
  • Barrett Coker Krise, Senior Philanthropic Officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • David Daniels, Chief Operating Officer, Bainum Family Foundation
  • Reginald Jones, President and CEO, Jacobs Family Foundation
  • Barbara Kibbe, Director, Effectiveness, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Gilbert Miller, Chairman, Bradley-Turner Foundation
  • Mary Mountcastle, Trustee, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Inc.
  • Kelly Nowlin, Trustee, Surdna Foundation
  • Jim Parsons, President, The Brinson Foundation
  • Sharmila Thakkar, Advisor, SRT Advising & Consulting LLC
  • Patrick Troska, President, The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota
  • Urvashi Vaid, CEO, The Vaid Group LLC
  • June Wilson, Executive Director Emeritus, Quixote Foundation
  • Ellie Frey Zagel, Trustee, Frey Foundation

National Forum Host Committee

  • Jim Parsons, Committee Chair, President, The Brinson Foundation
  • Clare Butterfield, Executive Director, Christopher Family Foundation
  • David Farren, Executive Director, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
  • Patricia Ford, Executive Director, Steans Family Foundation
  • Dinaz Mansuri, Executive Director, Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation
  • Elizabeth Newton, Director of Family Engagement, Crown Family Philanthropies
  • Mary Pounder, Program Officer, Comer Family Foundation
  • Mary Ann Roeser, Executive Director, The Duchossois Family Foundation
  • Sara Slaughter, Executive Director, W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation
  • Christy Uchida, Senior Program Officer, The Brinson Foundation

Local Partners Committee

  • Sarah Berg, Senior Philanthropy Advisor, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Bruce Boyd, Principal, Kate McAdams, Managing Director, Arabella Advisors
  • Betsy Brill, President, Mollie Bunis, Managing Director Philanthropic Services, Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd.
  • Laura Coy, Director of Community Engagement, William Blair & Company
  • Tara D’Agostino, Director, Tax, KPMG US
  • Ruth Easterling, Managing Director, Family Office Exchange
  • Dawn Melchiorre, Vice President, Member Engagement, Forefront
  • Abbe Temkin, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, The Chicago Community Trust