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Dan Whitaker

Senior Policy Associate

Daniel joined Children’s Funding Project in 2023 as a senior policy associate to support the research and dissemination of state and local revenue options to advocates and policymakers seeking dedicated funding for children.

Prior to joining Children’s Funding Project, Daniel worked as the adolescent to adult network facilitator at Summit Education Initiative, a cradle-to-career backbone organization in Akron, Ohio. In this role, Daniel facilitated networks of local educators, adjacent sector partners and community members working to transform systems to better support local children and families. Daniel brings over a decade of combined experience in non-profit, government, and political/community organizing.

Daniel was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, where he currently lives, and graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelor’s in political science.