FPA was founded in 1999 by leading philanthropic expert Diane Neimann. 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."