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Dave Nichols

Senior Development Director

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Dave Nichols serves as the senior development director for Operation Smile's US Philanthropy Development team. While working to support the efforts of our development directors, he will continue to steward the engagement of key supporters across the US. Sharing the impact of individual major gifts and the life-changing results that we achieve in partnership with our supporters is one of his passions.

Honoring the hopes and intentions of philanthropists who choose to make the world a better place is at the top of his priorities. He takes great pride in working to expand the reach and impact of Operation Smile. Having the opportunity to hear the passions of our supporters and seeing the life-changing outcomes of our global missions brings him gratitude on a daily basis.

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