Dave Donaldson has invested his life in inspiring, equipping and resourcing leaders in more than 100 countries to bring aid and opportunity to millions of needy and under-resourced people.
Dave Donaldson has invested his life in inspiring, equipping and resourcing leaders in more than 100 countries to bring aid and opportunity to millions of needy and under-resourced people. As the co-founder of Convoy of Hope, Dave spearheaded global partnerships with churches, organizations and businesses to mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers worldwide.
In 2016 Dave retired from Convoy of Hope to found CityServe International. CityServe International trains and resources the local church to compassionately live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their community. The organization seeks to see the local church fulfill its calling to be a stronger catalyst for healthier communities and the restoration of broken lives. As an initiative of CityServe International, Dave along with other leaders, pioneered Pastors and Executives for Israel (PEFI) to host church and business leaders in the Holy Land – to undertake humanitarian projects in Israel and throughout the Middle East.
A veteran of Washington, D.C. for more than a decade, Dave coordinated White House briefings and executive roundtables between influential community and government leaders. He served on the National Council for Mental Health and Substance Abuse under former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy Thompson. Dave hosted the first ever National Summit on Foster Care and Adoption with the United States Children’s Bureau. He has served on numerous boards including the National Football League (NFL) sanctioned National Courage Awards, which honors NFL players who have shown courage on and off the field. He was recently appointed by Missouri State University to co-chair the Advisory Committee to form a Non-profit Leadership Certification. Dave has also joined the Board of Trustees at Vanguard University in Southern California.
Dave Donaldson has advised impactful leaders around the globe and been a guest on Christian and secular television and radio programs and has co-authored several books including Revolution of Compassion: The President’s Faith-based and Community Initiative, Relentless – Pursuing a Life that Matters and CityServe (2018).
Dave earned his BA from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri and his Master’s Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, with a focus on “Developing and Implementing Social Programs in a Cross-cultural Environment.” He and his wife Kristy reside in Orange County, California and have four adult children.
Dave Donaldson is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Board. CityServe International confronts the most entrenched needs of our communities through the local church, local businesses and local government.
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