In Their Words




Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation

“Family Philanthropy Advisors’ creative and thoughtful stewardship transformed our foundation in ways that made it function very much like the organizations we now seek to fund – those with dynamic, inspiring leaders who foster mission-driven, innovative, and sustainable agendas.”

~ Rosemary and David Good

E.A. Michelson Philanthropy

“Family Philanthropy Advisors’ expertise has proven to be essential in the impact my private foundation has experienced. Our work would not be where it is today without Teresa’s expert knowledge of philanthropy. FPA has overseen every aspect of grants management employing intelligent, talented and compassionate staff. They oversee all compliance regulations and work side-by-side with our outside accountant to ensure IRS guidelines are followed with complete professionalism. And what is even better than all of that……they are wonderful people with whom to work.”

~ Ellen Michelson, Founder and President

James Ford Bell Foundation

“Teresa and Ellen are experts in philanthropy and highly strategic in their approach to foundation management and dealing with Board and family matters. They understand both the spirit and the passion of philanthropy and work with grantees and partners in a sensitive and supportive manner.”

~ Ford Bell, Chairman

    George Family Foundation

    “They are extremely smart people, efficient and ethical and, not least, fun to work with. FPA helped me grow as a person and as a philanthropist and helped us build a family foundation that is truly making a difference.”

    ~ Penny George, Chair