David Oliver brings a deep understanding of civic needs gained from a lifelong commitment to improving arts and education in the Kansas City area. His institutional knowledge and strong stakeholder relationships are an invaluable asset to the board.

David is an attorney with the Kansas City law firm Berkowitz Oliver LLP. He also has his own consulting practice helping companies diversify and strengthen their boards and implement best practices in board/management relations. He has a particular interest in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in building a better community in our region.

David is a graduate of Haverford College (B.A. with honors in history, elected to Phi Beta Kappa) and the Boston University School of Law.

He is on the board of the Francis Family Foundation; the board of The Cross Foundation; and is a trustee of the Murphy Charitable Fund.

David is also a senior fellow at the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the Bloch School of Management at UMKC.

Along with Aligned, David’s civic activities include board member and board chair of MRIGlobal; board member of William Jewell College; board member and chair of DeLaSalle Charter High School; board member of the UMKC Trustees; board member of Teach for America – KC; board member of DIBS for Kids; board member of the Missouri Advisory Board for Educator Preparation; advisory board member Spencer Art Museum at the University of Kansas; advisory board member of the AUP+D Department at UMKC; advocacy committee member of ArtsKC; and advocacy committee member of Nonprofit Connect.