TROY —The William Davidson Foundation has appointed Darin McKeever as its first chief program and strategy officer.
An experienced social entrepreneur and expert in global philanthropy, McKeever joins the foundation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he served six years as a deputy director in its global policy and advocacy division.
McKeever will oversee the William Davidson Foundation’s programmatic work and will work closely with the president, executive committee and board of directors to ensure that the foundation’s philanthropic investments are aligned with the overall mission and vision, and provide leadership for all program-related activity and staffing.
McKeever, a graduate of Harvard University, earned an master’s in public administration as a Reynolds Foundation Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is former Echoing Green fellow and serves on boards and committees for Alliance Magazine, Global Philanthropy Forum, the Council on Foundations and the Harvard College National Advisory Board for Public Service.