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David Wick is the Chief Development Officer at the KIPP Foundation. In his role, David has helped secure over $300 million in funding and built strategic partnerships in support of KIPP's aspiration to be a catalytic force in underserved communities within 20 states and Washington, DC. Over the past seven years, he has served on KIPP's leadership team, charged with developing the strategic vision for the organization, including the current five-year plan that will grow KIPP's network to approximately 200 schools serving more than 60,000 students with more than 10,000 students in college. David launched KIPP's annual gathering of education reform champions at KIPP School Summit, which provides an intimate and unique forum for the exploration of issues facing the education sector and the country. Prior to joining KIPP, David spent six years at Harvard University in multiple roles, including as Managing Director for Capital Giving for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. While in that position, he built a team responsible for raising more than $200M per year and worked closely with senior leadership at Harvard to help manage key relationships and initiatives. Prior to Harvard, David worked at the University of Chicago and began his career as a staff member of the Science Committee within the United States House of Representatives. He received his bachelor's degree from Davidson College and earned a Master's in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A native of Sheboygan, WI, David and his wife Mieka make their home in Washington, DC with their two children. He is a fellow of the Aspen Pahara Education Fellowship's eighth class and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.