Daniel Turner

Daniel Turner joined The Philanthropy Roundtable in December 2020.  

Before joining the Roundtable, Daniel served as a research analyst at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Charles Koch Foundation. While at ALEC, he worked for their Center to Protect Free Speech, conducting research and analysis regarding free speech issues and working to develop partnerships with other organizations that focus on free speech. He subsequently handled research for ALEC's publication rating America’s governors on fiscal and regulatory policy.  

As a research analyst at the Charles Koch Foundation, Daniel handled their K-12 and workforce development grant portfolio. While at the Foundation, he helped students and teachers obtain greater academic and educational freedom by evaluating and informing funding decisions regarding programs designed to increase education choice options. 

Daniel came to DC shortly after he completed his MA in politics at Hillsdale College’s Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship in 2015. During his studies, he focused on the thoughts of the framers of the Constitution and the continuing relevance of their ideas. 

Prior to graduate school, Daniel worked in Washington state politics, serving as a staff member of a Washington State senator, at the Washington Farm Bureau, and as a legislative campaign manager. 

In 2008, Daniel received BA in government with an emphasis on public policy from Patrick Henry College. He currently serves on PHC’s Alumni Association board.