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Frederick Davie

Executive Vice President
Secretary to the Board of Trustees

3041 Broadway, AU 134
New York, NY 10027fred-davie
Fax: 212-280-1440


The Reverend Frederick Davie joined Union on August 15, 2011 as Executive Vice President.  In this capacity, Mr. Davie serves as an adviser and assistant to the President for the structure and administration of the executive office, strategic planning, institutional advancement, and vision implementation.  He also serves as the administrative center for all the work of the President, coordinating the efforts of executive office staff and senior staff in relation to the President.

He comes to Union most recently from the Arcus Foundation where he served as Interim Executive Director and Senior Director of the Social Justice and LGBT Programs.

Mr. Davie served on President Barack Obama’s transition team and accepted an appointment by the President to the White House Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Mr. Davie has extensive experience in senior-level roles in philanthropic and social and economic justice organizations, including Public/Private Ventures and the Ford Foundation. He has been appointed to a number of leadership roles in public administration for the City of New York, culminating in his appointment as Deputy Borough President of Manhattan (1994-1997).

Mr. Davie’s interfaith and denominational work includes executive-level positions with New York City Mission Society, Brooklyn Ecumenical Cooperatives and the Presbytery of New York City.

A Presbyterian minister in the Presbytery of New York City, Mr. Davie has served the national church, presbytery and local congregations in various volunteer capacities.

Mr. Davie holds a B.A. in Political Science from Greensboro College ’78, and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School ’82.