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The Good Samaritan Foundation


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Walter D. Woods

Foundation President

Walter D. Woods has over 20 years of social development experience working both with and for young and 50+ people in America. Prior to joining the Good Samaritan Foundation, Walter served as Vice President – Strategic Programs for the AARP Foundation, a consultant to The World Bank Group, Chief Development Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and Managing Director – Commercial Markets for the American Gas Association. Walter has published numerous marketing and sales articles including: “A Program for the 21st Century” for the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives magazine Executive Update, 10/’00.

Walter has a MBA from Northwestern University – J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Evanston, IL, 1989; BBA, cum laude, from Howard University, Washington, DC, 1987; and completed the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Palo Alto, California, 2013. He has been added to the 2001 Associations Advance America Honor Roll by ASAE for developing a program that “resulted in significant benefit to American society” and given a 2003 Award of Excellence by ASAE for developing a program that resulted in “significant benefit to American society."

Away from work, Walter enjoys fly-fishing, cross-country/downhill skiing, orienteering, sky diving and adventure travel.

Toll-free: 1-877-774-2746
Phone: (605) 362-5592
Fax: (605) 362-3356

The Good Samaritan Foundation staff is a group of committed and caring individuals who, together, work as a team dedicated to finding the resources and growing the relationships that are so vital to the mission and ministry of the Good Samaritan Society.

Meet our staff

The Good Samaritan Foundation Board brings a wide range of experience and expertise in growing the resources needed to fulfill the mission the Society. These individuals donate their time as they help in providing vision and direction to the Foundation.

Meet our Board of Directors