The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (Community Foundation) is pleased to welcome Daniel Fairley II as our Donor Relations Manager for Advised Competitive Grants. Daniel will work closely with the Advancement team to build relationships with both fundholders and community partners. He will lead all aspects of the Community Foundation’s application-based, competitive, and donor-advised grant programs.
“Daniel’s leadership experience, and passion for our region make him a perfect fit for this position,” Brennan Gould, president and CEO of the Community Foundation, said. “He has deep ties to the community and has been dedicated to helping to improve lives throughout our region. We’re excited to have him on our team.”
Daniel most recently served as the Youth Opportunity Coordinator for the City of Charlottesville, where he focused on Black male achievement. He also serves as the president of the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia, was selected to participate in the Obama Foundation’s Inaugural Leaders USA program, and was recently recognized as a Distinguished Dozen by the Daily Progress.
“I am delighted to embark on a new chapter as the Donor Relations Manager for the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation,” Daniel shared. “I am truly excited to play a pivotal role in connecting the vast needs of our community with the generosity of our donors. As I step into this role, I eagerly anticipate learning from our community partners. Their insights will guide us in developing high-impact funding opportunities that will contribute to fostering a more equitable and thriving region. I am enthusiastic about the prospect of making a meaningful difference and being a bridge between the aspirations of our community and the philanthropic contributions that can bring positive change.”
Daniel holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Richmond and a Master in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont. He served as a board member with Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, was a founding member of the University of Virginia’s Equity Center, and a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia.
As a devoted father to an adorable 2-year-old daughter named Leila and a loving husband to wife Rachel, Daniel’s family is his source of inspiration. Beyond work, he’s fascinated by the latest in electric cars, and you might catch him exploring on his OneWheel Electric Unicycle on the downtown mall or other trails.