Foundation President, Darick J. Simpson Biography
Foundation President, Darick J. Simpson
Darick J. Simpson is President of the Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation. Within his initial years of leadership, The Miller Foundation has continued to enhance its role as a Funder and innovative Community Collaborator with Foundations, Nonprofits and Businesses. Before joining the Miller Foundation in 2019 Mr. Simpson served 13 years as Executive Director of the Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP) and, three years as the Region IX Representative on the National Community Action Partnership Board. With his leadership LBCAP grew from 24 staff and a $1.3 million budget to a high point of 120 staff and $17 million. During this tenure he also provided leadership in serving thousands of families in poverty and creating the Public Access Digital Network (PADNET.tv) which serves the Long Beach Community.
Throughout his career Mr. Simpson has established an excellent reputation as a community leader with diverse experiences that include business development, community development, youth programs and entertainment. In addition to myriad corporate and community accomplishments nationally, Mr. Simpson is a published Author with three books, a podcast and serves as a national CLIFTONSTRENGTHS Facilitator. He also served as a member of the Recording Academy and was a voting member of the Grammy Awards from 2008 - 2014. He has been nationally recognized as a PBS SoCAL American Graduate Champion, CCEJ Humanitarian Award Recipient, the 2020 California State University Long Beach, Leader in Residence and he was a 2022 Ronald McDonald House Few Good Men award recipient. Mr. Simpson is most proud to be a Father of Twins, Grandfather of five and Alumni of the University of Alabama.