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David Estrada

Managing Director

David is based in New York City and is passionate about the role of progressive philanthropy in addressing the world’s most critical challenges. He joined Confluence Philanthropy after more than a decade leading successful partnerships with private foundations and CSR programs in the areas of global health, economic development and social entrepreneurship.

Most recently, he served as Director of External Relations at KickStart International, a leading social enterprise which brings together philanthropy, innovative financing and the private sector to design and sell tools to help developing-world entrepreneurs lift themselves out of poverty. While there, he worked closely with foundations, family offices and corporations to build long-term and mission-aligned partnerships to scale KickStart’s B2B distribution model across 14 countries in Africa. David also led the communications strategy, overseeing online and print collateral development, as well as securing press coverage through the Clinton Global Initiative, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, CNBC Africa, Forbes and The Huffington Post, among others.

Previously, David worked in global health at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative where he grew a portfolio of corporate funding partners. He has also managed a direct mail program at the Alliance for Lupus Research. David is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a certificate in non-profit management from UIC.

In his free time, David can be found painting, practicing another language, or filling his passport with new stamps.