Mark Neithercut is president of Neithercut Philanthropy Advisors (NPA), which provides strategic guidance to families and family foundations on charitable giving and philanthropy. NPA also provides a series of back-office solutions for small- and medium-sized foundations. Since its inception in 2005, NPA has worked with its clients to award a total of more than $400 million in charitable grants.
During his 30 years in philanthropy, Mark has served as a program officer at the Kresge Foundation, vice president at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and he has been a trustee of the Anna Paulina Foundation.
Mark has also served in volunteer roles at the Council of Foundations, Michigan Council of Foundations, National Center for Family Philanthropy, Knight Foundation, National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, and the Aspen Institute. He has also been a trustee of the Detroit Institute of Arts and Cranbrook Schools.
Before becoming involved in the field of philanthropy, Mark worked for 11 years as a professor at the University of Alabama and Wayne State University.
Mark earned a Ph.D. in environmental history from the University of British Columbia, where he was a Doctoral Fellow. As an undergraduate, he graduated with high honors in history from the University of Michigan, where he was a James B. Angel Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa.
Mark lives in Traverse City, Michigan, with his wife, Helen, a metalsmith and horticultural specialist. He’s an avid fly fisher, art collector, and cyclist.