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David Phillips

Immersive 1st
David Phillips is a native of the UK, having moved to the USA in 1990 after being infected by the ‘summer camp bug’! David is Principal of Immersive1st Consulting, a firm that specializes in assisting not-for-profit organizations in areas such as fundraising, strategic planning and analysis, capital projects, governance, program creation & implementation, lay/pro coaching and acute agency challenges. A life-long communal professional, prior positions include President & CEO of Capital Camps & Retreat Center (CCRC) and the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. At CCRC he helped build a new camp and retreat facility, oversaw programmatic and operational growth and raised $20+ million. At Federation David lead a team that exceeded all fundraising goals, changed the governance structure and moved internal/external culture in a positive direction.

Over his career David has helped raise in excess of $100 million. He holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a focus on community organizing and development from the University of Pittsburgh. He has a trademark British sense of humor, loves soccer and Karen (not in that order!). They reside in Jupiter, Florida and have two children, Natie and Hope.