Managing Director, Advocacy and Public Partnerships
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Kirk leads our work with school districts, state leaders, and education associations, helping them leverage our platform to serve their educational priorities and bring the most support to their teachers and students. He's presented on crowdfunding best practices and policies to thousands of district administrators, including at national and state-level AASA, ASBO, NSBA, NAESP, NSFA, and ISTE conferences. He previously spent 10 years managing our corporate and foundation partnerships after joining DonorsChoose back in 2007, originally directing our Indiana statewide expansion. Kirk graduated with honors from Purdue with a B.S. in Management, B.A. degrees in English Literature and Religious Studies, and an MBA from the Krannert School of Management. Coming from a long lineage of public school educators, he is honored to be helping thousands of teachers and students through DonorsChoose.