David M. Slover serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at HighGround Advisors, an investment and trust services company serving the non-profit sector and charitably-minded families. David served as President of Buckner Foundation from 2005-2016. In his role there, he oversaw development, strategic planning, donor and ministry engagement including humanitarian aid and missions, operations, communications and marketing, program expansion and design, international program and resource development, and government relations.
Prior to Buckner, he worked at Children’s Medical Center Dallas for nine years serving as the Senior Director of Development. His primary role at Children’s was overseeing and increasing major philanthropic support from all sources including individuals, corporations, and foundations. Additionally, David served as Campaign Director for Children’s $150 million comprehensive campaign wePromise. Early career roles were as Director of Planned and Major Gifts at Southern Methodist University and Assistant Vice President at Baylor Health Care System Foundation in Dallas. David has over 28 years of experience in the non-profit sector and holds Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Baylor University. He and his wife, Carol, reside in Dallas and have two young adult children.