The Delaware Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Michael DiPaolo as vice president for southern Delaware.
As part of the DCF’s philanthropy team, DiPaolo will work to grow the strong, active network of philanthropists in southern Delaware and oversee operations of the DCF’s Georgetown office.
Originally from Ohio, DiPaolo moved to Delaware in 2001 to begin his previous position as executive director of the Lewes Historical Society, where he led significant growth in the organization’s membership, endowment and impact.
DiPaolo has served on multiple Delaware and national boards, including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Delaware Heritage Commission, Delaware Museum Association and Delaware Tourism Alliance.
He holds a certificate in nonprofit management and leadership from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in archaeology from the College of Wooster.
“Southern Delaware is a place I am passionate about,” DiPaolo said. “I’m excited to be a part of an organization that works to address today’s needs and tomorrow’s challenges.”
“We’re excited to welcome Mike to our southern Delaware team,” DCF President and CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay said. “Mike’s years of involvement in and dedication to southern Delaware communities will be invaluable to the DCF’s work building opportunity throughout the state.”
DiPaolo lives in Lewes with his wife Jill DiPaolo, director of the digital library for Sussex County Libraries, and their two children.