While in college, Dan interned with us and, upon graduation, was welcomed as a full-time team member in the role of Special Projects Coordinator. Currently, as Director of Operations, Dan manages our office, board meetings, and various vendor relationships. He serves our grantmaking as the entry-point for new relationships with nonprofit partners and managing our grantmaking programs, the online applications, and historical record retention. He collaborates with executive leadership on financial budgeting and foundation strategy.
In 2017, Dan graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts in international economics and Spanish. He studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina and interned one summer in Cuenca, Ecuador at a nonprofit English language school. Throughout college, Dan worked in the Office of International Education and as a resident assistant. In 2021, Dan earned his Masters in Public Administration and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the VCU Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. He is very proud of graduating with a 4.0 GPA.
Within the Richmond community, Dan serves on the young professional board for the Massey Cancer Center. In 2021, he founded the ouRVA Collective giving circle, which seeks to inspire a spirit of giving among the next generation of RVA philanthropists. With its low-threshold membership dues, ouRVA Collective diversifies our local philanthropic sector by engaging folks who are not typically at the table. In the group’s first year, they provided a $10,000 grant to a local early childhood education nonprofit.
As a self-described “YouTube handyman,” Dan enjoys completing furniture restoration and house projects in his free time. Dan lives in the Fan with his boyfriend, their dog, and many house plants.
You can reach Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.