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Daniel Blakemore

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Daniel Blakemore

A resident of Woodmere, Daniel Blakemore is the Philanthropy Director at the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and a trustee of the African American Archives Auxiliary of Western Reserve Historical Society.

He is appointed to serve through March 31, 2026.

Daniel Blakemore, CFRE is a professional arts administrator who brings more than 15 years of experience working in nonprofits and philanthropy, spanning the natural sciences, history, music education, and museums. Dan is the Philanthropy Director of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which enriches people’s lives and enhances our region by inspiring use, preservation and support of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. He leads the philanthropy team and serves as the co-chair of the Staff Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. 
Previously, Dan led major and planned giving at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron, growing revenue and expanding fundraising efforts through employee giving, board member engagement, and capital campaign stewardship events. He has also served in development roles at International House, New York University’s Steinhardt School, and Third Street Music School Settlement in New York, NY. 
Dan is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) where he serves as the U.S. Political Action Committee Vice Chair and a member of the Government Relations Committee. He is Immediate Past President and a board member of AFP’s Northeast Ohio Chapter. 
Dan serves his community as a Diversity on Board Coach with Leadership Akron and as a Trustee of the African American Archives Auxiliary at Western Reserve Historical Society. He holds a Bachelor of the Arts from Howard University and a Master of Public Administration from New York University. Dan lives in Woodmere with his wife and three children.