David Nee

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Position: Executive Director

Organization: William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

Location: Hamden, CT

David Nee is a co-convener of the Small Organizations Work Group.

David Nee became the first executive director of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund in 1993. The fund works collaboratively to improve education for Connecticut's children by supporting school change, informing the public debate on educational issues, and strengthening the involvement of parents and the community. Mr. Nee was previously executive director of the Ittleson Foundation and of the Florence V. Burden Foundation. He has chaired the boards of the Institute for Community Peace, the Committee on Legislation and Regulation of the Council on Foundations, the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers, and the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. He has also served on the boards of the Connecticut Academy for Education in Math Science and Technology, Grantmakers for Children Youth and Families, and the National AIDS Fund. Mr. Nee graduated from Harvard College in 1968, holds a master's degree in English from Yale University, and an M.B.A. from Boston University.

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