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Damika Baker-Wilson, CFRE

Damika Baker-Wilson, CFRE

Director of Development

Damika has more than a decade of experience in nonprofit development, fundraising, and relationship-building. In her most recent position as Director of Development for HumanitiesDC, she was responsible for developing, managing, and executing fundraising and marketing goals for the DC affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. While at HumanitiesDC, Damika managed a $2M+ grants portfolio and was responsible for building HumanitiesDC’s fundraising program by developing fundraising systems, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding relationships with public and private funders.

Prior to HumanitiesDC, Damika was the Director of Engagement and Strategic Services for Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in Baltimore, MD, where she led strategic educational and engagement initiatives. There she managed a team of 10 and developed and managed major partnerships with institutional donors.

Prior to this position, Damika was Director of Development at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, where she led all fundraising efforts including management of its $ 8.5M capital campaign, annual giving, membership, grant writing and management, and special events.

Damika is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and holds a BA in Afro-American Studies from the University of Maryland. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Damika serves on several boards including Adkins Arboretum, the Association of African American Museum, and Talbot Arts. She and has been a speaker, presenter, and panelist at local summits and programs. She is also a member of many professional organizations including Association of Fundraising Professionals, African American Development Officers, and Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy. 

Damika joined the CFAAC staff on February 14, 2022.