Dan Gerlach

Golden LEAF Foundation

Since October 2008, Dan Gerlach has served as president of the Golden LEAF Foundation. Dan has previously served as a legislative budget analyst, nonprofit policy director and senior advisor to the Governor. He has served on over a dozen commissions on budget, tax, agriculture and economic development at the state & national level. Dan formerly served on the NC Network of Grantmakers Board of Directors and is currently on the boards of the MyFutureNC Commission and the NC Early Childhood Foundation. He is also actively involved in his church.


Dan holds an M.P.A. in state and local public finance from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and bachelor’s degrees in economics and English from the University of Notre Dame. He has served as an adjunct instructor of public administration at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University.

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