Dave assumed the role of president of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain in August, 2017, bringing with him more than 30 years of management experience in philanthropy, development and donor relations.
A Hartford native and long-time Glastonbury resident, Dave has a deep affection for, understanding of and relationship with the Greater New Britain community, having worked for nearly seven years as the Hospital of Central Connecticut’s chief development officer and executive director of institutional advancement. He also brings to his position significant experience working with the Community Foundation, having served in 2013 and 2014 along with his wife, Linda, and daughter, Kate, as a tri-chair of the Foundation’s Catalyst Fund.
Immediately prior to joining the Foundation, Dave was vice president of philanthropy for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association; he has also held management positions with Baystate Health Foundation, Southern Connecticut State University, the Easter Seal Society of Connecticut, the University of Hartford and Hofstra University (his alma mater).
As the Foundation’s chief professional officer and principal community representative, Dave leads a team of dedicated staff and works closely with our board of directors, assisting them in implementing CFGNB’s Strategic Plan, working to increase support from the communities the Foundation serves and making a positive and lasting impact in those very same towns.
To contact David Obedzinski:
Phone: 860.229.6018, x306