Prior to joining Special Olympics Washington, Wu held senior-level leadership positions with non-profit organizations including Woodland Park Zoo, PATH and University of Washington. Most recently, he served as the chief development and membership officer for San Diego Zoo Global, and president of the SDZG Foundation. During his tenure, Wu led a team of more than 70 individuals in raising philanthropic and membership support, averaging more than $100 million annually.
Wu is a native of Hong Kong and a graduate of Virginia Tech and Bowling Green State University. He served on the boards of the Seattle Chamber, Global Washington, Global Impact, and Friends of the Waterfront, among other boards. He lives in the Seattle area with his husband.
“On behalf of the Special Olympics Washington board of directors, we are thrilled to have David join us. ” said Chris Morgan, Special Olympics Washington board chair and partner with Grant Thornton LLP. “We are confident that David’s successful track record and passion for a more equitable future for all will lead Special Olympics Washington into a new era of growth and innovation.”
About Special Olympics Washington
Special Olympics Washington provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for more than 19,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Learn more at SpecialOlympicsWashington.org.
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