David Decker-Drane
Joined the Community Foundation in 2021

David Decker-Drane

Chief of Staff and Strategic Implementation

Why I Joined The Community Foundation

“I followed our President and CEO from higher-ed advancement, and I am very glad I did. Since then, I have enjoyed learning more about the community foundation ecosystem, so it is a privilege to work for and with MY Community Foundation. In a part of the world that has so many resources yet so much need, it feels great to play a part in strengthening and expanding the philanthropic bridge connecting the former to the latter.”
Joined the Community Foundation in 2021
Planner, strategizer, and facilitator.

David initially joined the Foundation as Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives in May 2021 before stepping into his current role in July 2022. He works closely with the President and CEO to support and facilitate her leadership as she implements the vision of the Board of Directors and the mission of the organization. He also oversees and tracks the Foundation’s strategic plan implementation.

Before The Community Foundation

David directed foundation board operations and served as chief aide to the CEO/Vice President of Institutional Advancement of the FAU Foundation at Florida Atlantic University. Earlier work included over five years with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, most recently as Associate Director, Campaign Management.

  • Holds degrees from Bowdoin, NYU, and Yale
  • Worked for a decade as an architect in Manhattan, Boca Raton, and Evanston, Illinois
  • David and his husband Jay live in Boynton Beach