David Bearinger is director of the Grants Program at Virginia Humanities and a member of the Council’s staff since 1984. He has worked with hundreds of grantee organizations, spearheaded the review of thousands of grant proposals, and guided long-term program development initiatives in the Southwest, Northern Virginia, Western Tidewater, and Eastern Shore regions of the state. He has also conceived and coordinated multi-year, statewide projects on topics ranging from the Bill of Rights and the Supreme Court to the impact of Science and Technology in Society; edited scores of publications; written widely on the humanities and the work of Virginia Humanities; and built successful partnerships with cultural organizations, state agencies, colleges and universities, public schools, immigrant and indigenous communities, and state and national organizations in Virginia and beyond.