David Pierce has more than 30 years experience in fundraising and nonprofit management. He has served as an executive director of a community foundation, as well as development director for a number of San Diego nonprofit organizations. He has also volunteered on the board of directors of the local Association of Fundraising Professionals and the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. In his years with the Chorus, David was elected president, vice-president, and director of development. He has taught grant writing, major gifts and capital campaigns in UCSD’s fundraising certification program. He is a published author whose novel, Elf Child, was a finalist for a national Lambda Literary Award.