David H. King — President & CEO
David H. King, President & CEO of Alexander Haas, has lived in Atlanta and been in the field of nonprofit development for more than 20 years. In his 20 years at Alexander Haas, David has provided counsel to more than 125 organizations in the areas of higher education, independent schools, hospitals, conservation, human services, churches and faith-based organizations. David’s fundraising expertise and qualified client success has led him up the ranks at Alexander Haas, where he now leads the staff of the highly-qualified Partners and forward thinking fundraising professionals in Atlanta.
Prior to joining the Firm, he served as Atlanta Assistant Area Development Director for the United Negro College Fund and was responsible for the annual UNCF Atlanta Corporate Campaign. David began his career at the fundraising consulting firms Haas Coxe & Alexander and Coxe & Associates, prior to leaving to found the development office at the Atlanta Union Mission where he served as Director of Development.
David is on the Board of the Georgia Council on Economic Education and serves on their Development Committee. He is past President of the Board of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, which he also served as Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chair of the Michael C. Carlos Endowment Committee. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Giving Institute: Leading Counsel to Nonprofits and is on the Board of the Giving USA Foundation. David is a member of the Executive Committee of the Buckhead Coalition and serves on the Board of the Atlanta Police Foundation. David obtained his CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) in 1990.
David currently serves as Board Chair for the First Presbyterian Preschool, a school of 250 students located in Midtown. He has a long history of involvement with the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta where he serves on the Designated Giving Committee. He also served on the Development Committee of St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Brookhaven.
In 2000, David was named one of Georgia Trend magazine’s “40 Under 40: Rising Stars in Business and Politics” and was named one of Outstanding Atlanta’s “Outstanding Young People of Atlanta.” A frequent presenter and lecturer, David has authored articles featured in Buckhead Living magazine, Fund Raising Management Magazine and The Chronicle of Philanthropy as well as contributing information for two recently published books: Black Tie Optional and the Essential Principles for Successful Fund Raising.
When he’s not working with clients, David can be found working with wood at his lathe. A member
of the Georgia Association of Woodturners and American Association of Woodturners, David is an accomplished wood artist and has donated his pieces to several schools and nonprofits for auction.
He attended Florida State University and is a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in
psychology and graduate work in nonprofit administration. David and his wife, Holly, have two children, and on most fall Saturdays can be found passionately rooting for the Florida State Seminoles.