Darin McKeever is president and CEO of the William Davidson Foundation. A social entrepreneur and expert in global philanthropy, he is helping build a world-class philanthropic organization that honors its namesake and advances the cultural, civic, and economic vitality of Southeast Michigan, the State of Israel, and the Jewish community.
McKeever joined the Foundation in 2015 as its chief program and strategy officer. Prior to joining the Foundation, McKeever worked for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he built and led an international team charged with improving the effectiveness of philanthropy and charities worldwide. Earlier, he served for more than a decade as executive director and co-founder of Heads Up, a provider of academic and enrichment programs.
McKeever’s work and ideas have appeared in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Forbes.com, among other publications. He currently serves on the boards of Midtown Detroit Inc., the Jewish Funders Network, and the Michigan Israel Business Accelerator. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with a degree in social studies. He received his master’s in public administration as a Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.