David Estrada is the Managing Director of Confluence Philanthropy, a network of private, public, and community foundations; family offices; individual donors; and their investment advisors committed to transforming the practice of investing by aligning capital with the values of sustainability, equity, and justice.
Confluence’s membership represents more than $92B in philanthropic assets under management, and over $3.5T in managed capital. David is responsible for stewarding Confluence’s commitment to building a supportive and diverse community of investors and oversees the organization’s branding and marketing. He joined Confluence in 2017 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.
Prior to Confluence, David 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 the organization’s B2B distribution model across 14 countries in Africa. Before that, he worked in global health at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and managed a direct mail program at the Alliance for Lupus Research. David is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a certificate in nonprofit management from UIC.