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William Buster currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Community Investments. William provides oversight for the Foundation’s grantmaking programs and mobile Dental Program and is responsible for leading the design, development, delivery and evaluation of the Foundation’s grantmaking strategies and policies. He also provides oversight to ensure grants and programs match the strategic direction established by the Board and ensure that programs are achieving the desired outcomes. Prior to joining the Foundation, William founded Common-Unity Philanthropic and Nonprofit Advisors. He has also worked for two well respected philanthropies in the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. William serves on several national boards such as the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the Grantmakers In Health, and the Whitney Plantation Museum. William is also a founding member of the Black Family Land Trust. William holds a Master of Arts in Policy and Practice of Development, University of New Hampshire as well as a BA from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University and an Executive Education certificate in Mastering Negotiation from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.