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Amy Zell Ellsworth

Amy Zell Ellsworth served as a Senior Philanthropic Advisor at TPI for over ten years where she worked on projects ranging from strategic planning and meeting facilitation for foundations to program research, curriculum development and delivery of donor educational programs. She has worked closely with community foundations on family philanthropy issues through TPI’s initiative Excellence in Family Philanthropy and has authored works on philanthropic planning for TPI and its clients. Additional service to the field includes planning and committee work for the Council on Foundations, Association of Small Foundations and Grantmakers in the Arts.


Amy brings to TPI her experience as the president of a family foundation, along with training in facilitation and workshop development and delivery. She comes from the non-profit field where she founded a school and company in the performing arts. She continues to contribute through board work for arts organizations in Boston.