Damika Baker-Wilson, CFRE is the Director of Development at the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. Prior to joining CFAAC, Damika was the Director of Development at HumanitiesDC in Washington, DC, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Preceding this position, Damika was a member of the senior leadership team at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore as the Director of Engagement and Strategic Initiatives where she led the education and visitor services team in developing engaging experiences for museum audiences. As the Director of Development for the Academy Art Museum, Damika managed development operations and the museum’s $8.5M capital campaign. In 2018, Damika was selected as one of 36 museum professionals from around the world to participate in the Getty Leadership Institute’s NextGen executive education program, a blended-learning experience for the museum field’s emerging top talent.
Damika currently serves on the board of Adkins Arboretum and is a member of the Association of African American Museums, Association of Fundraising Professionals, African American Development Officers, Women of Color in Philanthropy, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She is also a former commissioner for the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Damika holds an undergraduate degree in Afro-American Studies from the University of Maryland-College Park and is currently a graduate student in The Johns Hopkins University’s Museum Studies program.