President and CEO

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership


David Shapiro is CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, the national organization unifying and elevating the youth mentoring field through expertise, advocacy, and recruitment. For more than 13 years, he has dedicated his career to driving equity through the power of relationships and is a servant leader for the mentoring movement. His thought leadership and movement-building expertise has been recognized by Social Impact Exchange, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. He is a husband, father, and mentor.

Under Shapiro’s leadership, MENTOR has partnered with leading global brands including the NBA family, Nike, Starbucks, LinkedIn and others to expand quality mentoring relationships for our young people through mentor recruitment; grown its national footprint to include 24 local Affiliates in communities nationwide; and has worked extensively with the Obama Foundation to center mentoring through My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. Additionally, the U.S Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention selected MENTOR to establish and lead the National Mentoring Resource Center providing training and consulting to schools, non-profits and faith-based organizations nationwide.

Shapiro serves as an emeritus board member of the Mass Nonprofit Network and is on the boards of Friends of the Children and the institute of Non-Profit Management. He is also an America’s Promise Trustee. He was selected for the Barr Foundation Fellowship.

Prior to leading MENTOR, Shapiro served as CEO of MENTOR’s Massachusetts Affiliate, Mass Mentoring Partnership, and held leadership positions with the U.S. Golf Association Foundation and the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay.