Governor John Carney
This year’s conference will feature Keynote Speaker, Governor John Carney who will speak to State priorities and how community based organizations can work together to help him achieve those goals.
About Governor John Carney
Governor John Carney – John will share his vision of State priorities and the partnership with the Social Sector. Born in Wilmington and raised in Claymont, Governor John Carney has been working for the Delaware people for more than 30 years. From 2011 to 2017, John served as Delaware’s lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to his time in Congress, John served two terms as Delaware’s Lieutenant Governor. John also served as Chairman of the Delaware Healthcare Commission, the Criminal Justice Council, and the Delaware Science & Technology Council. Under then-Governor Tom Carper, John served as Delaware’s Secretary of Finance and Deputy Chief of Staff. Before that, he was Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for New Castle County, and on the staff of then-Senator Joe Biden.
David Grant noted author of The Social Profit Handbook, will offer a brief commentary on the power of alignment and how we can leverage our divergent initiatives to improve outcomes.
About David Grant
David Grant is the former President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, where he was responsible for development and evaluation of the programs in the foundation's major areas of giving (Arts, Education, and Environment), as well as the foundation's major initiatives (Poetry, and Nonprofit Capacity Building). Grant now consults with people and organizations that have a social or educational mission, specializing in strategic planning, design of assessment systems, and board development. Grant's career has centered on innovative teaching and learning. He and his wife, Nancy Boyd Grant, co-founded The Mountain School of Milton Academy. He has served as chair of the board of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and a member of the board of directors of the Surdna Foundation. He is currently a trustee of three social profit (formerly called nonprofit) organizations. He lives in Strafford, Vermont.