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About David

David Bennett is the President of the Community Foundation Research and Training Institute.

From 1995 to 2018, David served as the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.  During that time, assets grew from $30 million to $150 million, and annual grantmaking from $1 million to $10 million.  David twice served as the chair of the Community Foundation Committee of the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance.

David earned his bachelors degree in Economics from Williams College, and Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University.

David is president of the Fort Wayne Rotary Club, and has been recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.

David is a thoughtful, visionary leader, who in recent years has led the Foundation beyond its historic boundaries into community engagement and development. The Community Foundation has thrived under his leadership, and its mission of improving lives in our community through philanthropy has been greatly enhanced.
— Chris Rupp, Board President, Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne