David Goldsmith

David Goldsmith
Associate Director, Fund Development

David Goldsmith joined the NYC Leadership Academy in 2015 as Associate Director, Foundation Relations. In this capacity, he leads the day-to-day operations for the organization’s institutional fundraising efforts, helping to establish a grants program that will maximize the organization’s ability to pursue new opportunities while leveraging existing relationships. 

With nearly 20 years of development and philanthropic experience, he has cultivated relationships with private and corporate foundations and government agencies to raise millions of dollars for educational and other programming. Prior to joining NYCLA, David was a consultant to non-profit organizations in the education, arts, and international sectors, providing guidance in non-profit resource development. He has also provided guidance to philanthropists in establishing grant-making programs through foundations and trusts. Before this, David conducted fundraising campaigns at FEGS Health & Human Services, Intermedia Arts Minnesota and the Minnesota Private College Fund.

David holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and a MA in Media Studies from the New School University.