Confirmed Speakers

The National Forum on Family Philanthropy brings together many of the world’s brightest and most inspiring minds to discuss their perspectives and experiences in the field. As plenary and concurrent speakers are confirmed for the 2022 National Forum they will be listed below. Be sure to check back often for updates!

Ashley Blanchard

Head of Philanthropic Services, Lansberg Gersick & Associates
Trustee, Hill-Snowdon Foundation


Nicole Taylor

President & CEO
Silicon Valley Community Foundation


Nick Tedesco

President & CEO
National Center for Family Philanthropy


Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D.

Partner and Head of Leadership Development Coaching Practice
Lansberg, Gersick & Associates


Edgar Villanueva

Founder & Principal
Leverage Philanthropic Partners


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  • "We LOVE the Forum!!! Just keep doing what you always do--it is by far the best conference we attend."
  • "This was the most consistently substantive and interesting philanthropic conference I've attended, out of dozens in the past 20 years. Staff, sessions, attendees, attention to detail all were outstanding."
  • "The 2019 National Forum was a rich opportunity for family funders to learn, share, connect, and perhaps most importantly, question their own assumptions about giving and the potential of of philanthropy now and in the future."