Joint Council Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Key Bridge Marriott Hotel | 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209
Speaker: Ted Hart, ACFRE, CAP, CAF America, and Eileen Ellsworth, The Community Foundation of Northern Virginia

The Joint Council Meeting is hosted this year by the Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council.  

About the Speakers:
Since becoming the President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia in 2005, Eileen has helped reinvent and reimagine the Community Foundation’s work and purpose. Today, it is an influential social and civic voice that helps grow local philanthropy and lead and convene the community. Last year, the Community Foundation awarded $7.1 million in grants and scholarships, a record level of impact,  and currently reports $66 million in charitable assets.   

Eileen currently serves on the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board, the Northern Virginia Regional Board for GO Virginia, and the Advisory Board for George Mason University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Ted Hart, ACFRE, CAP®, President and Chief Executive Officer, CAF America, has more than 30 years of experience in advising global philanthropy. He is an expert in both domestic and global philanthropic regulations and risk management. During his tenure as President and CEO, CAF America has witnessed exponential growth, significantly expanded its suite of services and dramatically increased the number of charities funded around the world.

Before joining CAF America, Ted served as President of an international consultancy firm, providing strategic solutions to major nonprofits and non-governmental organizations. He has co-authored six books published by John Wiley & Sons, including People to People Fundraising, Internet Management for Nonprofits and Fundraising on the Internet. Ted played a critical role in the creation of the green nonprofits movement and was founder of the International ePhilanthropy Foundation.

In addition to his Master in Public Administration degree, Ted is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, and he holds the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive designation, which is held globally by less than 120 people, and is certified in Anti-Money Laundering by the Society of Tax and Estate Professionals.


  • Registration and networking begin at 5:00 pm and the presentation begins at 5:30 pm.
  • Member registration fee: $65
  • Guests warmly welcome when accompanied by a member. A guest fee of $80 applies.
  • Reception and heavy hors d'oeuvres to follow the program.
  • Complimentary parking is available at the hotel.
  • Via Metro: Key Bridge Marriott is 0.3 miles from the Rosslyn Station - Blue/Orange/Silver lines

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