Ginny 4Virginia M. Esposito, President, National Center for Family Philanthropy

Virginia Esposito is the founding President of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. For more than 25 years, Ginny has been researching, writing and speaking on a broad variety of topics promoting philanthropic values, vision, and excellence across generations of donor families. Ginny has presented to thousands of philanthropic families and conferences throughout the United States and four continents.

She was the editor and principal author of Splendid Legacy: The Guide to Creating Your Family Foundation, and editor and author of the four-volume Family Foundation Library. In 2010, her two-year research project will be published, entitled The Power to Produce Wonders: The Value of Family in Philanthropy. In addition to her work on resources for family donors, Ginny edited Conscience & Community: The Legacy of Paul Ylvisaker, a volume of writings and speeches of the late Paul Ylvisaker, foundation trustee, educator, and former dean of the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.

Ginny is the first-ever Frey Foundation Visiting Scholar in Family Philanthropy at the Johnson Center on Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She has served on a number of philanthropic boards and committees, and her current volunteer commitments include service on the National Commission on Civic Investment in Public Education, the board of Great Nonprofits, and Independent Sector’s Ethics and Accountability Committee. Ginny is a former vice president of the Council on Foundations, where she founded the Council’s Program on Family Philanthropy.

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