FPA was founded in 1999. In 2008, Teresa Bonner and long-term FPA employee Ellen George acquired the firm.

"I have worked with both Teresa and Ellen and cannot think of two more effective and qualified individuals to lead Family Philanthropy Advisors and its clients into the future. They are highly strategic and expert in philanthropy, foundation management and dealing with Board and family matters. Teresa and Ellen understand both the spirit and the passion of philanthropy and they have demonstrated their ability to work with grantees and partners in a sensitive and supportive manner. In addition, they are well versed in the technical and legal aspects of foundation management. It has been a pleasure for me to work with Family Philanthropy Advisors over the past 10 years."

Ford Bell, Chairman
The James Ford Bell Foundation


Our Team

FPA's professional staff and network of consultants bring a team approach and decades of high-level experience to their clients. FPA customizes the skills, systems and backgrounds of the entire professional team to meet your specific needs, providing dedicated support for effective giving, governing and foundation operations.