As Program Director for Baltimore at The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Darius Graham is responsible for refining and communicating the Foundation’s place-based philanthropic strategy for Baltimore, working across sectors to effectively implement that strategy, and developing metrics for measuring the Foundation’s impact.
A former Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum, Darius has been recognized by Baltimore Business Journal as one of Baltimore’s 40 Under 40 and is a graduate of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Leadership Program. He serves on CLIA’s Board of Directors, the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s Board of Trustees, Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s Leadership Council, and the Baltimore Community Foundation’s Impact Investing Subcommittee. Darius is a lecturer in the graduate management program at Goucher College where he teaches courses on social entrepreneurship. He is the author of the award-winning book, Being the Difference: True Stories of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things to Change the World.
Darius previously founded DC Social Innovation Project, a non-profit initiative that provided funding and pro bono assistance to help launch and grow innovative, grassroots community initiatives in Washington, DC. He is a former Social Entrepreneur-In-Residence at University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and has served as a mayor-appointed commissioner on the District of Columbia Commission on National & Community Service.
Darius began his career as an associate in the corporate restructuring group at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He received a B.A. summa cum laude from Florida A&M University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law where he served as an editor of the California Law Review and as editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy.