David is the Director of Development at Ayuda. David brings 30 years of fundraising and nonprofit management experience from a variety of nonprofit organizations. He started his career in Seattle with the American Cancer Society (ACS), establishing Relay for Life events across Western Washington State. Over a 26-year period with the ACS, he worked in all aspects of annual giving that included major gifts, corporate giving, foundations and large-scale special events.
In 2014, David went to work as a Development of Director for the Catholic Diocese of Orlando. In that role he more than doubled the annual fundraising breakfast his first year and exceeded the annual gala goal by 20%. Moving to DC in 2016, David served as the National Director of Development for the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). His focus was raising money to fight the Muslim Travel Ban and protect the sanctions that supported the 2014 Iran Nuclear Deal. While at NIAC he established the first major gifts giving circle for $100,000+ individual donors.