Darin McKeever

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Profile

Name

Darin McKeever

Affiliation

President and CEO, Davidson Foundation

Location

Troy, MI

Biography

Darin McKeever is an expert in global philanthropy and social innovation, as well as an acclaimed social entrepreneur. Throughout his career, Darin has sought to unleash more talent and resources to revitalize communities and address the challenges of persistent poverty and social injustice.

As the first Chief Program & Strategy Officer at the William Davidson Foundation, Darin is overseeing all programmatic activities and helping to build a world-class organization that will honor and extend Mr. Davidson’s legacy of generosity in the Jewish community and contribute to the culture and competitiveness of Detroit & SE Michigan.

Previously, at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Darin built and led an international team which engaged governments, foundations, and philanthropists to improve the overall effectiveness of philanthropy and charities worldwide. For more than a decade prior to that, Darin was the executive director and co-founder of Heads Up, a provider of academic and enrichment programs which, under his leadership, became the largest AmeriCorps program serving the DC region.

Darin writes and speaks widely about nonprofit management, private foundations, charitable giving, and how trends in technology and transparency are impacting the social sector. His work and ideas have appeared in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Forbes.com, among other publications. He is also a former Echoing Green Fellow, a graduate of Leadership Greater Washington, and has served on boards and committees for a range of groups, including Harvard College, Alliance Magazine, Global Philanthropy Forum, Independent Sector, and the Council on Foundations.

Darin is an alumnus of Harvard College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in social studies. He received his M.P.A. as a Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.