David Wick is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Education, Nonprofit & Government Practice. He has extensive experience guiding educational and non-profit organizations to achieve strategic growth, drive community engagement and improve governance. David has deep knowledge of and experience in K-12 and higher education, and not-for-profit and philanthropic sectors.

Deep experience in education, non-profit, and philanthropy sectors

  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, David served as chief external impact officer for KIPP Foundation, where he led efforts to extend KIPP’s impact on public education by building partnerships and executing a broad sharing strategy. His leadership of the foundation’s external impact and development efforts helped grow the KIPP network to 224 schools and nearly 100,000 students. Prior to his most recent position, David served as chief development officer and oversaw efforts that raised more than $400 million during his tenure.
  • Prior to joining KIPP, David served as managing director for capital giving at Harvard University. Through his leadership and recruitment of new development officers, his team helped raise more than $350 million for the university over two years. He previously served as a major gift officer.
  • Earlier in his career, David was the assistant director of development at the University of Chicago and, prior to that, served as a legislative staff assistant to the United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.
  • David was a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow from 2013 to 2015. He currently serves on the national board of directors for 50CAN.

David earned his master of education degree in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University, and his bachelor’s degree from Davidson College.

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