On January 1, 2023, David Ludwigson became the 6th person to lead God’s Love We Deliver, in its 5th administration in the organization’s nearly 38-year history. David joined God’s Love We Deliver in 2007 as Chief Development Officer. In 2017 he added the title of Vice-President.
Before joining the non-profit, David spent 13 years in sales and marketing at Ford Motor Company, ending his time there as the Northeast Marketing Manager. David was introduced to God’s Love by volunteering for 10 years before joining the staff.
During his tenure at God’s Love, fundraising has grown from $6 million to more than $22 million annually in the most recent fiscal year; the number of volunteers has tripled to more than 17,000 (pre-Covid), and the number of meals cooked and delivered annually has grown from 670,000 to more than 3 million annually.
David has grown awareness and funding for God’s Love with creating and championing new signature events including the Golden Heart Awards gala, the New York City Wine & Food Festival, and the benefit concert Love Rocks NYC. He was also instrumental in bringing unique events to God’s Love like the CowParade of 2021 and the Outsider Art Fair. Davidhelped establish the organization’s young professionals’ leadership group, genLOVE, and the Culinary Council, featuring leaders across the food world
David managed the $38 million capital campaign that funded the Michael Kors Building, the God’s Love We Deliver headquarters in SoHo and oversaw securing the historic Northern Dispensary in the West Village as the organization’s second home. He has also chaired the LGBT Development Roundtable for New York City and the Development Committee of the national Food is Medicine Coalition.