David Daniels

David Daniels

CEO, Bainum Family Foundation

David Daniels is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bainum Family Foundation where he leads the foundation’s philanthropic investments in programs and services that align with its mission, while increasing internal organizational effectiveness in the areas of strategic planning, finance and administration. David has been with the foundation since 2012, serving in a variety of leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining the foundation, he was Principal at Takoma Academy in Takoma Park, Maryland, and School Administrator in Ohio at Mount Vernon Academy and Liberty Christian Academy. In addition to his role at the foundation, David serves on the board of the National Center for Family Philanthropy and is a member the Association of Black Foundation Executives and the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers. He also volunteers at Beltsville Adventist School, Baltimore Junior Academy and Atlantic Caribbean Union Conference.  He holds a Master of Business Administration, Finance, from Franklin University and a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Washington Adventist University (formerly Columbia Union College).


The Case for Multiple Giving Vehicles

Posted on December 15, 2022 by Ben Grande, Karl Mill, David Daniels

There is a range of vehicles available to engage the whole family in philanthropy—each vehicle is a tool in your philanthropy toolbox that allows you to reach individual or collective goals through different approaches. Giving families are increasingly using a variety of vehicles in concert with one another to advance their social impact strategies. A single philanthropic family could use… Read More
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Bainum Family Foundation: COVID-19 Decisions Must Protect the Most Marginalized and Vulnerable

Posted on March 25, 2020 by David Daniels

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Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published by The DC Line and is excerpted here with permission. The truest test of any society is how its most marginalized members fare during times of crisis. We at the Bainum Family Foundation―like many others in philanthropy and across the nonprofit field here in DC―have particular concern for one of our most vulnerable… Read More