David Snyder Appointed Legal Aid of Marin Executive Director

The former Executive Director of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, brings a wealth of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, strategic planning and partnership growth.
David Snyder's passion for community service, public education and social justice issues spans over 20 years.

The Legal Aid of Marin Board of Directors has appointed David G. Snyder as the agency’s new Executive Director. Snyder brings a wealth of experience in non-profit management, fundraising, board and staff development, strategic planning, and partnership growth.

Prior to moving to California in 2009, David served as Executive Director of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation and for six years managed the state’s IOLTA (Interest on Lawyer’s Trust Accounts) program. Serving as an advocate for legal services, Snyder was able to deepen and expand a nationally recognized partnership with the New Hampshire Bar and the local banking community effectively increasing access to legal services for the underserved.

“David Snyder’s work in New Hampshire allowed the Bar Foundation to achieve the best IOLTA performance in its history,” said Attorney Paul Chant, who served as the NHBF Board Chair during Snyder’s tenure as the agency’s Executive Director. “David worked effectively with many organizations to further the purpose and breadth of Foundation giving. He was a key player in the New Hampshire legal services community during his work as Bar Foundation Executive Director.”

As Executive Director of the Berkeley Public Library Foundation, Snyder launched The Neighborhood Libraries Campaign, a $3 million capital campaign providing interior items required for a branch renovation project. Most recently, Snyder served as the Director of Development for International Rivers, a Berkeley-based nonprofit that protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them.

Snyder’s passion for community service, public education, and social justice spans over 20 years of working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector. He recently served as Board Secretary and Development Committee Chair with Novato Human Needs Center.

Since 2012, Snyder has hosted a monthly “Development Coffee,” in Richmond, where a network of Bay Area development professionals address topics and issues concerning the growth of local nonprofit organizations.

“I am honored to be able to serve my local community by helping to ensure that Marin continues to provide access to legal services for all. Our society has developed laws and a system of justice that requires legal assistance for many situations that are beyond the capabilities of most residents. We are thus obligated, as a society, to provide a means for insuring that justice is open for all, not just those of wealth.”

The Legal Aid of Marin Staff and Board of Directors are pleased to welcome Snyder to LAM.

David Snyder can be contacted directly at (415) 492-0230, Ext. 310.

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