Remembering Daniel Greeley

APRA Colleagues,

The prospect development community and APRA Metro DC family experienced a tremendous loss this week. One of our board members, Daniel Greeley, passed away at the age of 29. He was the prospect researcher at the Land Trust Alliance and was a member of the board of American University's DC Young Alumni Chapter. Daniel was a driving force in our chapter and inspired many to volunteer with APRA. He was passionate about prospect development, his trips to nearly 100 national parks, being an American University Eagle, all things politics, his joy (and struggles!) as a first-time homeowner, and his family and beloved dog, Cinnamon. We will greatly miss his friendship, encouragement, optimism, and determination.

Some of you might have known Daniel from his work as the chair of the Prospect Research Track of the Curriculum Planning Committee for this year’s Prospect Development. He was so looking forward to attending and presenting at his first Prospect Development this year. Daniel was the author of the recent “Data Mining Political Giving: How to Read, Understand, and Use Political Giving Records in Prospect Research” cover story in APRA Connections, and had previously served as MARC Volunteer Co-Chair. Daniel had served as an APRA Metro DC board member since 2012, most recently as our Newsletter Chair.

As the APRA Metro DC chapter prepares for its annual conference next Thursday, the chapter will be reminded of the noticeable void Daniel’s passing has left in our community. In honor of Daniel’s contributions and impact on our chapter, the APRA Metro DC board of directors will award the Daniel H. Greeley Memorial Scholarship at our conference.

For those who want a clearer sense of Daniel’s character and unyielding spirit, one of his co-workers wrote a beautiful tribute to him: http://www.landtrustalliance.org/blog/memoriam-daniel-greeley

Additionally, his family established The Daniel Greeley Memorial Scholarship Fund at American University: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1395/index1colnonav.aspx?sid=1395&gid=1&pgid=5701&cid=9061&bledit=1&dids=179

Sincerely,

Lindsey Nadeau
President, APRA Metro DC