Carl Davis

Position: Vice President, Advancement and Philanthropic Engagement

As Vice President, Advancement and Philanthropic Engagement, Carl leads the Institute’s development team in growing philanthropic support. He helps shape the organization’s strategy, management, and culture as a member of the organization’s executive leadership team.

Carl joins IWPR from Girl Effect, where he served as Chief Development Officer. There he managed a team of development and communications professionals in raising more than $15 million annually and launching a brand refresh. He also was a member of the organization’s executive team.

Over a 17+ year career in the social sector, Carl has held leadership roles in two $100M+ fundraising campaigns; led two widely recognized global social campaigns; and designed major gifts programs that have produced double-digit annual growth.

He has served as Vice President of Philanthropy and Global Communications at Search for Common Ground, Chief Development Officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, and Vice President of Individual Giving at Rare.

Carl holds a B.S. in Economics from Ball State University and splits his time between Washington, DC, and The Plains, VA.

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