Brian FlahavenThe Charitable Giving Coalition is chaired by Brian Flahaven, vice president of strategic partnerships for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. 

Prior to joining CASE, he was the manager of government relations and public policy at the Council on Foundations. He also served as the first Public Policy and Philanthropy Fellow at the Council of Michigan Foundations and worked for former Illinois Lieutenant Governor Corinne Wood.

Flahaven received his bachelor’s degree in political science, economics and history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his master’s degree in public policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

In 2016, he earned the designation of Certified Association Executive from the American Society of Association Executives. From 2011 to 2016, he served as an elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner representing the southeastern Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington DC.