David A. Wick

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Chief Development Officer, KIPP Foundation
Nominee: Dave Levin and Mike Feinberg

As Chief Development Officer at the KIPP Foundation, David is a member of the leadership team that determines the KIPP Foundation’s strategy to grow the KIPP network of schools with quality and sustainability. In his role, he oversees the Foundation’s development strategy and execution, and works closely with KIPP’s schools and regions across the country, providing direct consultative support around fundraising planning. Under his leadership over the past five years, the Foundation has raised over $140 million, fueling the growth of the KIPP network from 57 to 109 schools nationally.

Prior to joining KIPP, David served as Managing Director for Capital Giving for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. Before that, he was a Regional Director for Capital Giving at Harvard. David began his career in development as an Annual Fund Officer for the University of Chicago. He received his bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and earned a Masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A native of Sheboygan, WI, David and his wife Mieka make their home in the Washington, DC area with their daughter Annabelle and son Samuel.

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