David E. Garamella, CFRE

CEO and Principal

David is an accredited fundraiser with over 25 years of executive and consulting experience in philanthropy. Before forming The Giving Collaborative, he served as Philanthropy Counsel for the 150 affiliated Hospitals of the Planetree Alliance and Chief Development Officer for Griffin Health Services as well as Chief Philanthropy Officer for Rhode Island Hospital, the Academic Medical Center of Brown University. He has a proven record of developing new programs and highly successful fundraising teams for healthcare, higher education, and other not-for-profit organizations including St. Rose Dominican Hospitals (Dignity Health), Shriners Hospitals for Children, Tampa, FL, and The North Shore YMCA, Beverly, MA. David began his career in Washington, DC as the Political Action Director for the Independent Petroleum Association of America and with the Congressional Office of Congressman Sam Gejdenson. David is a frequent lecturer on philanthropy to lay and professional fundraisers. He served as Chairman of The Connecticut Hospital Association Development Section and currently serves on the board of the MTA School Scholarship Fund and Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Connecticut. David is a graduate of Stonehill College in Easton, MA.