David Cooper has held nonprofit leadership roles for more than 30 years, generating more than $500 million for the organizations he has served. He specializes in principal and major gift philanthropy and attributes much of his fundraising success to effective prospect development and management. David has brought his expertise in achieving challenging goals and objectives across various industries including higher education, environmental and conservation, and human services.
Prior to joining The Compass Group, David served as vice president of individual giving for the National Recreation and Park Association. In this role, he created a successful individual giving program from the ground up. He has also held senior development positions with multimillion fundraising goals at prestigious institutions including the Gettysburg Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Land Trust Alliance, and George Mason University.
David holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science degree from Campbell University.