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Stuart Comstock-Gay

President and CEO



Stuart Comstock-Gay is president and CEO of the Delaware Community Foundation, where he leads the team’s work to improve quality of life in Delaware by empowering and growing philanthropy.

Comstock-Gay has spent his entire career addressing issues of philanthropy, community, democracy and civil rights. Before joining the DCF in 2016, he served as president and CEO of the Vermont Community Foundation and spent seven years in various leadership positions at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. He has also led the Democracy Program at Demos
in New York, the National Voting Rights Institute in Boston, and the Maryland affiliate of the ACLU.

Comstock-Gay has served as adjunct faculty in nonprofit leadership at Marlboro College, written for numerous national, regional and local newspapers and magazines, been a regular radio commentator, and spoken before hundreds of audiences on a wide range of foundation, democracy, voting rights and civil liberties issues. He hosts the DCF-produced podcast, “Building Opportunity in Delaware.”

He currently serves on the boards of CFLeads, PACE: Philanthropy Active for Civic Engagement, and Grow America, as well as the United Way of Delaware, Wilmington Alliance, and Rodel Foundation of Delaware. Stuart holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bucknell University.