Tom Silverman currently serves at Chief Development Officer at Junior State of America (JSA). JSA's mission is to strengthen American democracy by educating and preparing high school students for life-long involvement and responsible leadership in a democratic society. Previously, Tom worked with buildOn--an education nonprofit--as Vice President of Development & Community Engagement. In this role, Tom lead the organization's community organizing and crowdfunding effort His professional background is in international development, community organizing, political campaigning and fundraising. He holds a MA in Public Affairs from the University of San Francisco and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.