Peter Panepento joined the Council in November 2013 after spending more than 20 years as a professional journalist. In his most recent role, as assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy, he built some of the most powerful and influential social networks in philanthropy, launched a world-class Webinar series, and developed partnerships with software companies, nonprofits, media companies, and trade associations.
Peter started his career as a community journalist, covering small towns, sprawling suburbs, and big cities. As a young reporter, he helped start The Allston-Brighton TAB, a newspaper that covers two diverse neighborhoods in Boston. Later, he was senior editor at a online and media startup devoted to covering high school sports in cities across the country and served as a business reporter at The Erie Times-News in Pennsylvania, where his reporting earned recognition from groups like Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Headliner Awards. Peter also founded a website devoted to supporting economic and social development in Pennsylvania and has penned articles for magazines such as Reader’s Digest and Computerworld.
A native of Rochester, N.Y., Peter remains an avid and long-suffering fan of the Buffalo Bills, though he enjoys the culture and history of his new home near Washington, D.C. He is the father of three active children and when he is not shuttling them to and from practices, rehearsals, and meetings, he loves sports, cooking, and the outdoors.
You should contact Peter if you want to learn more about the Council and its resources, share stories about how your work is impacting the philanthropic field, or provide feedback about how the Council can better serve its members.