Season 2, Episode 3

The Unifier

In the third episode of Giving Done Right season two, CEP’s Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette talk with Tony Richardson, executive director of The Nord Family Foundation. Tony discusses how adversity he faced in his youth led him to a career in philanthropy and in public service, ways to bridge entrenched ideological divides, and how to carry an original donor’s intent and values through decades of giving.

Guest Info:
Anthony Richardson is executive director of The Nord Family Foundation in Amherst, Ohio. Prior to joining the foundation in 2015, Anthony served as a Councilman At-Large in the City of Lorain, where he was one of the youngest people elected to an At-Large seat in the city’s history. On a national level, Anthony serves as a board member for Funders Together to End Homelessness, Center for Effective Philanthropy and The Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation. He is also a Philanthropy Ohio board member. Anthony holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and a juris doctorate from The Ohio State University’s Michael E. Moritz College of Law.

Executive Producer: Sarah Martin
Audio engineer: Kevin O’Connell
Additional editing: Isabel Hibbard
Music: “FasterFasterBrighter” and “Kid Kodi” by Blue Dot Sessions
Artwork: Jay Kustka

The Nord Family Foundation
Bonner Scholar Program at Oberlin College
They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America by Ivan Van Sertima
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGee