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David Grant

executive director, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

David Grant assumed executive leadership of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in 1998. He is responsible for development and evaluation of programs in the Foundation's major areas of giving: education, the environment, and the arts in New Jersey, as well as the Foundation's major initiatives: Poetry, technical assistance to non-profit organizations, and Sustainable Morristown. David spent his professional career before Dodge as an educator. In 1983 he and his wife, Nancy Boyd Grant, co-founded The Mountain School of Milton Academy, a semester-long, interdisciplinary environmental studies program in Vermont for high school juniors. From 1994 to 1998 David was a national consultant to schools and leader of workshops on topics of curriculum and program design, professional development, assessment practices and school climate. His public service includes having been town moderator of Vershire, Vermont and a board member of the Vermont Council for the Humanities. He served as chair of the Board of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers from 2006 to 2008 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Surdna Foundation in New York City. Davids avocation since 1976 has been performing as Mark Twain in a one-man theatrical show, including, in 1982, a performing/lecture tour around the world.