David Hatfield

Chief of Opportunities

Light and life are one and the same.


David Hatfield has been working to improve people’s lives for nearly two decades.

Having worked in the community in both a non-profit and for-profit capacity, David has pursued his true passion – making the world a better place – in a variety of executive roles at high-profile organizations.

David joined Illuminate as Chief of Opportunities in 2016 after 11 years at Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, David was responsible for planning more than 1,000 wishes as Program Director and raising more than $15M as Development Director.

Prior to joining Make-A-Wish, David oversaw advocacy and outreach for the San Francisco Parks Trust, a non-profit focused on protecting and improving the city’s parks and recreation facilities. David came to the Parks Trust after six years as the Director of Community Relations for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. While at the Warriors, he managed 23 ongoing programs targeting Bay Area youth and also founded the Warriors Foundation.

David lives happily with his wife, two children, and an overweight cat in Oakland.