David M. Slover serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at HighGround Advisors. Focused on growth and with a vision for the future, David oversees client solutions, marketing, and communication efforts in the stewarding of client relationships. He anticipates opportunities to innovate and streamline processes throughout the organization. Sensing shifts in the market, David championed the further development of our donor-advised funds program and the addition of two new endowment fund options to better serve our clients’ investment needs.
Prior to transitioning to HighGround in 2016, David was the President of Buckner Foundation. In his role at Buckner, he oversaw strategic planning, donor and ministry engagement including humanitarian aid and missions, operations, development, communications and marketing, program expansion and design, international programs and resource development, and government relations.
David has more than 30 years of experience working with complex and prominent nonprofit organizations including Children's Medical Center (now Children's Health), Southern Methodist University and Baylor Health Care System (now Baylor Scott & White Health). His primary role at Children's was to oversee and increase all 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.
David holds BA and MBA degrees from Baylor University. He serves as a board member for Edify, whose mission is to improve and expand sustainable Christ-centered education globally. He has previously served as a member of the board of regents for Baylor University.