Nicholas Tedesco serves as a senior philanthropic advisor in the J.P. Morgan Private Bank Philanthropy Centre. Based in San Francisco, Tedesco provides clients in the Western region with insights and services to help meet their philanthropic goals through innovative advice, thought leadership and collaborative opportunities.
Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Tedesco served as a relationship manager and program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he helped launch the Giving Pledge – an effort led by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to commit the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. In this role, Tedesco managed relationships with current and prospective members of the pledge, as well as their staff and advisors. He helped to connect global philanthropists with one another in effort to exchange knowledge and encourage collaboration. Previously, Tedesco served as the deputy director of the Children’s Health Forum – a national nonprofit focused on the prevention and eradication of childhood diseases that disproportionately impact underserved communities. He also worked as a client relationship manager at John Hancock Financial Services.
Tedesco was named to the inaugural Chronicle of Philanthropy 40 Under 40 ranking in 2016. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal MarketWatch, San Francisco Business Times and other notable publications. He received a bachelor of arts from Villanova University and resides in San Francisco. He enjoys traveling and photography; and as a native of Connecticut, he also enjoys the laid back lifestyle of the West Coast.