Family Promise Appoints Michael Moody to Board of Trustees

Michael Moody

April 5, 2023

SUMMIT, NJ, April 5, 2023 – Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit working to prevent and end family homelessness, today announced the appointment of Michael Moody to the organization’s board of trustees. 

Moody has served as the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy since 2010. He is the first holder of the first-ever endowered chair in family philanthropy. Moody is also the author of the books Understanding Philanthropy: Its Meaning and Mission and Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors are Revolutionizing Giving, as well as a variety of other publications on philanthropy and nonprofits. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Michael to our board of trustees,” said Betsy Bernard, Family Promise Board Chair. His experience in family philanthropy, fundraising, and donor research will be valuable assets to our work at Family Promise. His wealth of knowledge will help us advance our mission to help even more families achieve stability and independence.” 

“Across the U.S., there are tens of thousands of families with children who have no place to call home,” said Moody. “Family Promise is leading the fight against this quiet crisis, and I’m thrilled to help with that work in whatever way I can. I look forward to finding innovative solutions not only to alleviate but to prevent family homelessness.” 

Moody has long been a member of the Family Promise network, previously serving as a board member at Family Promise of Grand Rapids, MI. He holds an MA in social science from the University of Chicago and a PhD in sociology from Princeton University and has held faculty positions at Boston University and University of Southern California. Moody frequently shares his expertise as a consultant and speaker on giving, fundraising, and philanthropic trends. 

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Founded in Summit, NJ, in 1988, Family Promise is the leading national nonprofit addressing the crisis of family homelessness. Comprised of approximately 200 Affiliates, Family Promise’s innovative approach tackles the range of issues that can lead to poverty and homelessness to help families achieve lasting independence. The organization has served more than one million individuals since its founding. For more information, visit  

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