Ryan Deal

Jun 03, 2023

Ryan Deal joined the Foundation in 2022 as Director of Community Philanthropy. In this role, Ryan will strategize and execute the overall plan to diversify the Foundation’s donor base.

Prior to joining the Community Foundation, he worked for the City of Greensboro, NC where he spent the last four years as the Chief Creative Economy Officer. During his time there, he established a new municipal office for arts and culture focused on implementation of the Creative Greensboro Cultural Arts Plan and initiatives to drive equitable outcomes for communities historically marginalized by arts philanthropy. Prior to his role at the City of Greensboro, he spent ten years working in nonprofit leadership with cultural organizations in Charlotte, NC. This included several years as Vice President at the Arts & Science Council where he was responsible for a $7M annual grant-making and capacity building portfolio, along with time as the Director of Advancement at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.

Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music studies from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.