Vice President of Individual and Foundation Giving
Dave B. Messics is the Vice President of Individual and Foundation Giving for the Tax Foundation. In this role, he oversees the organization’s Annual Giving and Major Donor programs. In addition, he is responsible for building relationships with private foundations that share our interest in educating and advocating sound tax policy.
Dave earned a bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University where he studied Wildlife Science and Environmental Resource Management. Dave brings to the Tax Foundation over 25 years of fundraising experience in the non-profit sector including both conservation and civil rights organizations.
Dave grew up in Hellertown, Pennsylvania but now lives with his wife, Susan, and their two children, Patrick and Megan, on their small family farm in Harford County, Maryland. In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing, waterfowl hunting, and reading anything by G.K. Chesterton.