Stuart Comstock-Gay began work today as the new president and CEO of the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF).
“Stuart Comstock-Gay, the current President and Chief Executive Officer of the Vermont Community Foundation, joins the DCF at a pivotal moment in our history,” said Marilyn R. Hayward, chair of the DCF board of directors.
“Stuart brings an esteemed national reputation fueled by a dynamic vision and passion as a proven leader with nearly 14 years of combined community foundation experience. The board strongly believes his energy and insight are well matched to shape and guide the Foundation’s expanded mission focused on community engagement and civic leadership, while continuing to provide an expansive range of philanthropic services,” she said.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Delaware Community Foundation as it embarks on an exciting new direction,” Comstock-Gay said. “The DCF has the potential to play a key role in the future of the state, and it’s an honor and a privilege to help lead that effort.”
Comstock-Gay joins the DCF after spending seven years as president and CEO of the Vermont Community Foundation. Previously, he served as director of the Democracy Program at Demos, executive director of the National Voting Rights Institute in Boston, vice president and chief operating officer at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. He also spent 14 years with the American Civil Liberties Union in Maryland at the beginning of his career, including 10 as executive director.
Comstock-Gay holds a bachelor’s in political science from Bucknell University and master’s in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He and his wife, Lucy, have three adult daughters.