WFYI has named David Slade chief development officer. He has experience in fundraising and community engagement and most recently served as national manager of major gifts, partnership marketing and communications for the United States Tennis Association Foundation.
Slade led an effort that met a $15 million, three-year fundraising goal to provide programming, grants and scholarships to under-resourced youth nationwide. He also served the association as national manager of community tennis and strategic partnerships. Earlier in his career, Slade was part of a leadership team on the William J. Clinton Foundation that raised $165 million to construct and open the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wake Forest University and a Master of Science in Sport Business Management from Manhattanville College. Slade is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the National Black Sports Professionals Association.