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 has completed a Nonprofit Management program via Northwestern University and the Allstate Foundation. In 2019, he was selected by Ashoka and American Express as an Emerging Innovator in 2019. In 2020, Donald completed the Nonprofit Executive Management Program at Georgetown University. He also completed his Executive Education in Social Impact Strategies at the University of Pennsylvania.
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.