David Daniels

David Daniels

CEO, Bainum Family Foundation

David Daniels is Chief Executive Officer for 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.

Daniels joined the Foundation in 2012 and, prior to his current role, served as Vice President, Operations and Organizational Effectiveness, Senior Director of Operations, Senior Director of Program Operations, Director of Boarding and Day School Program, and Director of Seventh-day Adventist Initiative. Before the Foundation, he was Principal at Takoma Academy in Takoma Park, Maryland, and School Administrator at Mount Vernon Academy in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Liberty Christian Academy in Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to his role at the Foundation, Daniels serves on the board of the National Center for Family Philanthropy and is a member of both 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 Columbia Union College.

For 50 years, the Bainum Family Foundation, based in Bethesda, Maryland, has helped underserved children and youth exit poverty. The Foundation operates and supports high-quality educational programs and wrap-around services — from childhood through post-secondary education — that contribute to a child’s well-being, healthy development and success in both school and life. We do this through a circle of collaboration that includes parents, educators, other funders, nonprofit partners, policymakers, and business and civic leaders.


Featured Article

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