At DonorsChoose.org, Kirk leads relationships with school districts, state leaders, and education associations, helping them leverage the site to serve their educational priorities and bring the most support to their teachers and students. He enjoys educating district leaders about the unique way DonorsChoose.org does crowdfunding through its transparent and accountable infrastructure and national community of 3 million+ donors. Kirk joined the organization in 2007, originally directing its Indiana statewide expansion and managing corporate and foundation partnerships for 10 years. Kirk graduated with honors from Purdue with B.A. degrees in English Literature and Religious Studies, a B.S. in Management, and an MBA from the Krannert School of Management.