Derek Groves

Associate Vice President

The selfless nature of nonprofits and philanthropy serves as a constant source of inspiration for Derek Groves. Whether fighting poverty, supporting access to quality healthcare, or promoting an education for everyone, he understands that philanthropy can truly make a difference. Seeing the impact nonprofits have on individuals and their communities drives him to support them in every way possible. As a respected leader in the philanthropic industry for over 15 years, Derek has always strived to be the best for his clients and sees their missions as his mission.

In his role as an associate vice president at BWF, Derek’s areas of focus include healthcare and education philanthropy. He applies his expertise and experience partnering with health systems, academic medical centers, universities, and hospices to advance organizational strategic goals through leadership and philanthropic programs. It’s of paramount importance for him to have his clients succeed in advancing their missions for the greater good of humankind.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John F. Kennedy

Derek’s favorite pastimes include hiking, researching, spending time with his spouse, and playing with his doodle dog named Jolene.