Donald Curtis was born in Washington, D.C., raised in Palmer Park, Maryland. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and a M.A. in Strategic Communication from American University. He completed his Executive Education in Innovation Management at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is completing a Nonprofit Management program via Northwestern University and the Allstate Foundation. In 2019, he was selected by Ashoka and American Express as a Emerging Innovator in 2019.
Donald has always had a passion for youth development and has worked to empower youth in various capacities from mental health institutions and foster care to coaching and teaching.