Alex served two terms as the Secretary of the Board of Directors. Alex founded and launched the David Bradt Nonprofit Education Fund. Read about the inaugural class of awardees.
In 2019, Alex worked with Diane Tipton to establish the David Bradt Nonprofit Education Fund at the Greater Washington Community Foundation. The Fund enables nonprofit leaders in the Greater Washington region to attend intensive executive training programs. To date, the foundation has raised $250,000 and is in the process of sending a third cohort of nonprofit leaders to programs at Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, and other prestigious institutions.
David, who was the Chair of the Greater Washington Community Foundation when he met Alex, was a proponent of nonprofit leaders knowing how to read a financial statement, understand valuable management techniques, and realize the big picture. Helping nonprofit leaders learn best practices and hone their skills appealed to Alex. He conceptualized the Fund to recognize a local nonprofit champion while enhancing the ability of nonprofit leaders to achieve and surpass their organizations' missions.
"Alex called and said he had a weird idea that he thought about all weekend. He said it was something we really needed to do. The idea was to honor David, who has long been a quiet advocate for nonprofit executives and leaders in the community, by establishing a scholarship fund for nonprofit executives to pursue executive management courses," said Diane, CEO and President of Self-Storage Zone, a fellow leader in the nonprofit community, and David's wife.
"The payback of the scholarships goes on for years and years in the nonprofit community. Leaders who receive the scholarships share their expertise and grow the nonprofits in our region. It's a long-lasting legacy," said Diane. "Alex's vision was so clear. He has a real ability to listen and understand what others might not see. He brings people together who have a common interest, and he does it quietly behind the scenes."