President, East Lake Foundation
Daniel Shoy, Jr. serves as president of the East Lake Foundation. He is responsible for its strategic plan and goal setting focused on its mission of breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty for children and families in the East Lake community. With overall responsibility for the Foundation’s operations and external relations, he is also charged with sustaining strong relationships with the Foundation’s partners. Since joining the Foundation as Program Director in 2010, he has also served as Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.
Daniel has 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector with organizations focused on youth and community development. Prior to joining the East Lake Foundation, Daniel worked for The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation for 10 years and was responsible for awarding $28M in grants.
Daniel has completed several leadership programs including the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta Volunteer Involvement Program (2002), Southeast Council of Foundations Hull Fellows Program (2003), LEAD Atlanta (2005), Association of Black Foundation Executives Connecting Leaders Program (2008), and the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education’s Education Policy Fellowship Program (2009).
Daniel currently serves on the boards of the East Lake Housing Corporation, Charles R. Drew Charter School, the University of Georgia Board of Visitors, Hands on Atlanta and on the Atlanta Public Schools’ Affordable Housing Taskforce. He previously served on Emory University’s Board of Governors. He is a member of Leadership Atlanta (Class of 2017). Daniel has been recognized by Atlanta Tribune as a Man of Distinction (2016) and as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Notable Georgians (2017). He’s been a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. since 1994 and is currently active with its Nu Mu Lambda Chapter.
Daniel is a first generation American from New York City, speaks two other languages and enjoys international travel, sports and photography. He earned a B.A. in History from Emory University in 1995 and in 2013 was named an Emory College Distinguished Alumni.