Darius Graham joined the Weinberg Foundation as Program Director, Baltimore in 2018. He is responsible for leading the Foundation’s grantmaking strategy and key partnerships in Baltimore, the Community Services portfolio across the Foundation’s priority communities, and several signature initiatives.
Prior to joining the Weinberg Foundation, Graham led two innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives at Johns Hopkins University including FastForward U, the university’s student entrepreneurship hub, and the Social Innovation Lab, which helped develop new technologies and novel ideas into viable ventures.
Graham previously founded DC Social Innovation Project, a nonprofit that provided funding and pro bono assistance to help launch and grow innovative, grassroots community initiatives in Washington, DC. He is a former Social Entrepreneur-In-Residence at University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and has served on the District of Columbia Commission on National & Community Service. Graham began his career as an associate in the financial restructuring group at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
He received a B.A. summa cum laude from Florida A&M University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law, where he served as an editor of the California Law Review and as editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy. A former Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum, Graham has been recognized by Baltimore Business Journal as one of Baltimore’s 40 Under 40 and has been named to The Daily Record’s Very Important Professionals list. He is a member of the 2016 class of Greater Baltimore Committee’s Leadership Program. Graham serves as board co-chair of Community Law in Action, trustee of the Baltimore Museum of Art and co-chair of its Public Engagement Committee, and trustee of the Baltimore Museum of Industry. He is a Fellow of the second class of the Civil Society Fellowship, a Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.