Ted Hart

ACFRE, CDE®, CDP®, CAP®, President & CEO of CAF America and CAF Canada

I serve as President and CEO of CAF America and CAF Canada. As an internationally recognized speaker with over 35 years of experience advising philanthropy, I have expertise in regulatory frameworks governing both domestic and global grantmaking and risk management.

Since being appointed President and CEO of CAF America in 2012, CAF America has been transformed into the premier donor-advised fund (DAF) sponsor providing full service domestic and international USD 725 million+ per year grant-making intermediary service from the United States, UK, and Canada to over 135 nations worldwide. Total grants made have now surpassed USD 3 Billion. A skilled spokesman and thought leader, building strong mission-oriented and financially sustainable entities, forming exceptional teams, and establishing successful partnerships with third-party for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

I am the co-editor of the book Cross-Border Giving: A Legal and Practical Guide, and I have co-authored eight published books on philanthropy. I am a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy (AiP), and a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE). As President & CEO, my team and I have significantly expanded CAF America’s suite of services and transformed its operations to serve as administrator and advisor for both domestic and international grantmaking that ensures regulatory compliance, manages risk, and protects client reputation.

In addition to my Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree, I am a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®), I am a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE®) and a Certified Diversity Professional(CDP®) and an Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE). I am certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) and hold the information security management certification ISO 27001.

I am very proud of my two adult children Sarah Grace Hart and Alexander Michael Hart.

I am honored to be named to the 2022 Virginia 500: Power List for the third year in a row.

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