we RESCUE healthy food, NOURISH people, EMPOWER individuals and ENGAGE communities through a network of social enterprise entities.
David Davenport has been nationally and internationally recognized for innovative leadership and program development serving communities across the United States and overseas for over 25 years. David has has significant success leading complex and innovative social sector organizations seeking to radically change the dynamics around domestic hunger and food insecurity. To that end he grew End Hunger Network from seven employees and $500k annual budget to 36 employees and $14MM in revenues - including its first ever social enterprise. David also launched Fresh Start: Your Community Market a social enterprise effort to increase access to healthy food in a local food desert. The Fresh Start model has inspired other similar social enterprise entities including Fare and Square in Chester, PA. A bi-lateral lung transplant survivor, David is an advocate for organ donation and removing the barriers of participation in organ donor programs. David is the co-founder of the highly successful Pulmonary Fibrosis Association of Texas a thriving 501(c)3 providing support, education and services to those struggling with Pulmonary Fibrosis and their family/caregivers. Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) 2012 Commencement Speaker - Northwest Missouri State University: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/24428624
The FSAB was formed in August 1998 by then department head Dr. Charles A. Johnson to facilitate communication and interaction among former students, current students, and faculty. The FSAB assists the Department of Political Science provide opportunities to exceptional undergraduate students that would otherwise not be available and significantly enhance the education of our students. Orange - Maroon Lobby Day at the State Legislature Program
Responsible for firm operations, campaign advance/planning, major gift counsel and management, endowment and annual giving strategies, organization and strategic planning, staff and volunteer board development, fund development assessment, interim executive leadership, new organization start-up. Recent engagements have included interim organizational leadership (Feeding America Food Bank), strategic plan development, fund development planning and organizational start-up. Current engagement: $25.2 Million Capital Campaign and fundraising systems development - San Antonio, Tx
Responsible for firm providing campaign planning, major gift counsel and management, endowment and annual fundraising strategies, organizational and strategic planning, staff and volunteer leadership development, development assessment, database optimization, campaign advance as well as contract interim executive leadership.
Led high profile hunger relief organization impacting 21 central Texas counties. Grew organization from $36MM to $52MM during short tenure which was highlighted by expanded programs, social enterprise and award winning innovations.
End Hunger Network is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit human-service organization which has worked for more than two decades to develop an innovative, multifaceted system that can solve the hunger problem. Every day, End Hunger Network prepares approximately 125,000 meals per month in its one-of-a-kind Mary Barden Keegan Hunger Relief Center.