Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D.
Lucy Bernholz is a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab. She has been a Visiting Scholar at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, the Hybrid Reality Institute, and the New America Foundation. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including the annual Blueprint Series on Philanthropy and the Social Economy, the 2010 publication Disrupting Philanthropy, and her 2004 book Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution. She is a co-editor of Philanthropy in Democratic Societies, to be published in August 2016 by the University of Chicago Press. She writes extensively on philanthropy, technology, and policy on her award winning blog, philanthropy2173.com. She studied history and has a B.A. from Yale University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Shirley Eis, Chair Emeritus of the NPT Board of Trustees, founded Software Corporation of America in 1981, and as President and CEO has built it into a leading provider of wireless application software and communication tools, spanning landline and wireless network technologies. In 1999, SCA was acquired by Motorola, and Ms. Eis became a Motorola Vice President, assuming responsibility for other acquisitions, including Suncoast Scientific. Ms. Eis has over 25 years of diverse experience in telecommunications, information technology, management and sales and has held various technical and management positions for AT&T, General Foods, and Scudder Steven and Clark. She is a past board member of the Wireless Data Forum and currently sits on the board of Spot-On Networks, a Wi-Fi service provider. She holds a B.A. in mathematics from Marymount College.
C. Wolcott Henry
C. Wolcott Henry, a former chairman of the National Philanthropic Trust, is also president and director of the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation and the Henry Foundation, two private foundations which support natural resource conservation. Mr. Henry previously served on the board of the World Wildlife Fund, FotoWeekDC and the Divers Alert Network and the Ocean Conservancy. He serves on the advisory boards of the Smithsonian Ocean Science Initiative, the Frost Museum of Science, and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, and on the national council of World Wildlife Fund-US. He is a graduate of Denison University with an M.M. from Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Steven A. Kantor
Steven Kantor is Executive Vice President and Principal of KEH Insurance Agency, Inc. He has a vast and notable background in professional services sales, business consulting, management liability and risk management throughout multiple industries. He has earned the Management Liability Insurance Specialist designation from the International Risk Management Institute. Previously, Mr. Kantor was a Managing Director at Jefferson Wells International and a Manager of Business Development at Smart and Associates. He co-founded the Complete Enrollment Agency, a non-profit organization created to help seniors with low incomes enroll in government benefits. He was also the co-founder of Eldersearch.com, a leading online community to provide support and resources for those caring for a loved one suffering from Alzheimers disease. Prior board memberships include founding member of the Philadelphia Board for Corporate Governance and a member of Board of the George and Lois Krall Center for Corporate and Executive Education at Drexel University, the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University, f Junior Achievement Delaware Valley and Rutgers University (Camden, NJ). He also serves on the Board of Advisors to Jersey Man and Philly Man magazines. Mr. Kantor has his B.A. in business administration from Rutgers Unitersity and a graduate certificate in finance from LeBow College of Business at Drexel University.
Stephan R. Leimberg, J.D.
Stephan R. Leimberg, J.D., is CEO of Leimberg Information Services, Inc., an email and database service, providing information and commentary on tax cases, rulings, and legislation for financial services professionals, and CEO of Leimberg and LeClair, Inc., an estate and financial planning software company. Named a distinguished Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, Mr. Leimberg is co-author of Tax Planning with Life Insurance and creator and lead author of a 12-book series that includes Tools and Techniques of Estate Planning and Tools and Techniques of Life Insurance Planning. He holds a B.A. from Temple University and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law.
Stephen J. McCarthy
Stephen J. McCarthy is the managing director of KCG Capital Advisors, an asset management/foundation administration venture that he co-founded in 1994 and an executive producer at Quixotic Endeavors, a multimedia production company. He has decades of diversified experience in the financial services and foundation management sectors, including his work with Paine Webber Group, Security Pacific Corporation, Deloitte Haskins & Sells, CitiBank, and others. In the philanthropic arena, McCarthy has been involved with the Council on Foundations, the Association of Small Foundations, the New York Society of Security Analysts, the National Center for Family Philanthropy, the Support Center for Nonprofit Management and Shaking the Tree. He is trustee of his family’s 30-year-old private foundation, is a long-time member of the Institute for Private Investors (IPI), and a founding member/original trustee of The Greenwich Roundtable (GR) and a cofounder of The Gotham Triangle (TGT). He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, received an M.B.A. from the Stern Graduate School of Business at New York University and completed an EE certificate in Entrepreneurship/Venture Capital Investing at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Stephen C. Nill, J.D.
Stephen C. Nill, J.D. is the founder and CEO of CharityChannel, an on-line community that has grown to include more than 100,000 nonprofit professionals from every continent of the world. Mr. Nill's law practice clients include many of the largest nonprofit institutions in the United States, and his charitable planned giving clients range from the top 50 wealthiest families in the world. In addition to his law practice and consulting activities, Mr. Nill has served as Vice President of Development in a West Coast nonprofit hospital chain, Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel of one of the fastest growing health care foundations in the United States, and as Chief Development Officer of a major West Coast university. He has raised more than $100 million for charity, and has created and administered programs that have produced nearly $1 billion in charitable contributions.
Patricia Patrizi, Principal, Patrizi Associates, is a consultant who has worked domestically and internationally in evaluating the efficacy of foundation, government and nonprofit strategies in areas as diverse as community development, food security, libraries, environment, healthcare and education. She directed the Practice Matters project, and is the former director of the Evaluation Roundtable, a group of evaluation and program executives at the nation's largest foundations dedicated to improving evaluation practices across philanthropy. Previously, she served as Director of Evaluation at the Pew Charitable Trusts, and conducted health services research as a senior analyst at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics of the University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the faculty. Ms. Patrizi holds degrees from Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania. She is a research fellow at Harvard University.
Renata J. Rafferty
Renata J. Rafferty works in the education sector with faith-based institutions. She is a former philanthropic advisor and the founder and president of Rafferty Consulting Group. For more than two decades, she assisted individuals, families, and foundations in defining and maintaining a clear focus in their philanthropic activities. Her firm provided comprehensive consulting, training, and facilitation services for nonprofit and public agencies operating in areas that include education, the arts, health and community, and social services. Ms. Rafferty holds a B.A. from Loyola University, an M.A. from Tufts University, and is a former Fulbright Scholar with Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland..
Nadya K. Shmavonian
Nadya K. Shmavonian is the Director of the Nonprofit Repositioning Fund, a newly created pooled fund to encourage and support mergers and other types of formal, long-term collaborations between nonprofit organizations. These repositioning collaborations can range from voluntary back-office consolidations, to programmatic joint ventures, to mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that she was the the President of Public/Private Ventures (P/PV), a national nonprofit that works to improve the lives of children, youth and families in high poverty communities through program design, research and evaluation, and replication and assistance on the ground. She has also worked as an independent consultant, providing strategic counsel to private foundations and to local, national and international nonprofit organizations. Ms. Shmavonian serves on the Boards of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, the Lenfest Foundation, Philadelphia Youth Basketball, and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. She helped found and served on the board of The Alliance for A Green Revolution in Africa (a joint partnership of the Rockefeller and Bill and Melinda Gates foundations), as well as the Partners for Seed in Africa Fund, an initiative for South Sudan supported by Howard Buffet. She is an instructor at the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Shmavonian holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.B.A. in healthcare management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
John F. White, Jr.
John F. White, Jr. is President and CEO of The Consortium, a Community Mental Health/Mental Retardation Center in West Philadelphia. In this role, he advocates for the health and well being of the consumers in the West Philadelphia Community. Mr. White served as a member of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives and during his five-year term, he sponsored several key pieces of legislation tackling a range of public policy concerns. As a member of Philadelphia's City Council, he served as Chairman of Council’s Health and Human Services Committee. Mr. White formerly served as Pennsylvania's Secretary of the Department of Public Welfare – the Commonwealth’s largest State agency. He also completed a four-year term as the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA). Mr. White attended West Chester University and the Senior Executive Program at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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