Doug Kruse leads PLF’s nationwide fundraising team as Vice President for Development. He joined PLF in May 2014 as Atlantic regional director of Development and was promoted to his current role in April 2017.
His fundraising career spans three decades, including previous roles at a law school, private and public colleges, and a prep school. He also served on two regional boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Doug views PLF as a calling rather than a job. For him, waking up every day to do the important work of advancing liberty and beating back Big Government is truly a privilege. He is inspired by our brave clients and the thousands of donors across America whose generosity makes PLF’s success possible.
Born and raised in New York, Doug experienced overreaching government firsthand. He later escaped to New Hampshire, a perfect fit for his passion for liberty and limited government. (Even the license plates proclaimed the state’s motto, Live Free or Die.) He was active in presidential, state, and local campaigns there and served three terms on the Manchester School Board.
In 2009, Doug left chilly New England for Florida—another bastion of freedom, but with sun and sand instead of cold and snow. He lives in Parkland, FL, with his wife and two college-age sons. He has previously chaired Parkland’s Education Advisory Board and Charter Review Board, served as president of Parkland Friends of the Library and Saint Paul Lutheran Church, and was a member of the James Madison Institute’s Palm Beach Advisory Board.
He enjoys spending time with family, hitting the beach, and making way too many song playlists.