05/29/2024 in Announcements

Donovan Young named program officer

Donovan Young, program associate for social impact and strategy at The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, will join The George Gund Foundation in June as a program officer. In this new role, Donovan will work with the program directors for Thriving Families and Social Justice and Public Education on all aspects of grant reviews, community engagement, and various projects and programs.

In his current role, Donovan works to ensure that the Fowler Family Foundation’s philanthropy supports grantee partners, engages community, and aligns with equitable social impact. Since joining the team in June 2020, Donovan has leveraged financial, intellectual, and social capital to help nonprofits better serve their respective communities and achieve their missions.

Donovan previously held internships at Case Western Reserve University’s office of corporate relations, Neighborhood Connections, and served as a research assistant for the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University magna cum laude with a Master of Science in Social Administration and a Master of Nonprofit Organizations. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and humanities from Azusa Pacific University in California, where he also graduated magna cum laude.

Donovan and his wife currently reside in Cleveland Heights.