SPORTS PHILANTHROPY NETWORK
New York City Chapter
The New York City Chapter of the Sports Philanthropy Network welcomes you! We would love to have you as one of our NYC Ambassadors. We have many opportunities for you to get involved. Your participation in any way will help us achieve our mission – creating stronger, healthier and more inclusive communities through sport.
Our Leadership Council is in formation so please consider applying to be part of our team.
Take a moment to meet our Leadership Council members and check out our upcoming events!
NYC EVENT CALENDAR
DATE AND TIME
2nd Wednesday of Month
Global Ambassador Networking and Education
3rd Wednesday of Month
NYC Leadership Council Meeting
4th Wednesday of Month
Global Leadership Council Networking and Education
DATE AND TIME
NYC Chapter Launch
NYC Organizational Showcase
NYC Educational Symposium
NYC Holiday Event
October 10, 2022
All*Stars Sports Bar & Grill
327 W. 57th St. New York, NY 10019
November 17, 2021
Mercury Bar West
659 9th Ave. New York, NY 10023
Coming from a soccer playing family, David has been playing soccer since 4-years old. As a teenager he played for Clifton High School’s varsity team, which won the State Championship in 1994 with a 22-0-1 record and was ranked 3rd nationally. David was First Team All-State and received a full scholarship to play for The College of Saint Joseph.
His college success ultimately translated into successful professional and semi-professional soccer stints. Since hanging up his boots, David also coached soccer and has been a scout and professional soccer trainer for various schools and academies.
David also has a background in Finance and Business, as well as Marketing. He worked as International Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley and Smith Barney, as well as Business Development Manager at CBS. He also has extensive experience in Talent Management and consults for top Entertainment Companies in NYC.
One of David’s biggest highlights was being part of the organizing committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He was part of the media team stationed in Cape Town, South Africa. Upon returning to the US, he established Just Live Soccer. He was also an American liaison for Major League Soccer (MLS) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) to any Latin American international soccer team that played in the United States.
David is also very fortunate to have survived his evacuation from Tower Two during the tragic 9/11 attack, inspiring him to share his story throughout the nation. He regularly speaks to various audiences about his survival and how he has used soccer to help cope with the aftermath.
Formerly, he managed the Innovate to Grow grant from US Soccer for New Jersey Youth Soccer, leading the way for the grassroots initiative and helping make soccer the preeminent youth sport in New Jersey. David is also an ABM Strategist for Propensity and an Equity Advisor for Sports Tech Startups: Conquer and Cocaptain.
He is also an ambassador for Soccer Resilience and the Forgotten Dogs Foundation and serves on the Advisory Council for GAIT Therapeutic Center.
Communications and Marketing
Meet the Leadership Council Members