William Buster

William leads and oversees the Foundation’s grantmaking and community programs, including the St. David’s Dental Program.

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2016, William was the Owner and Lead Consultant for Common-Unity Philanthropic and Nonprofit Advisors. He also worked with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, where he served as the Director of Mississippi and New Orleans Programs as well as Advisor to the President on Men and Boys of Color, and as a Program Officer with the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, with a focus on AR, LA, TN, MS and parts of Appalachia. Earlier in his career, he was the Program Director for Community Development for the Greensboro Education and Development Council.

William has a Master of Arts in Policy and Practice of Development from the University of New Hampshire, and a Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University.