david e. krause
Parkland Foundation President & CEO
David E. Krause has served as president and chief executive officer for Parkland Foundation since June 2005.
Krause's experience and expertise in working with hospital foundations span two decades. He was executive director of Highlands Medical Foundation from 1986 until 1987. From 1987 until 1995, Krause served at Baylor Health Care System Foundation in many capacities including chief operating officer. He joined Children's Medical Center Dallas in 1996 as senior vice president for development.
Krause graduated from Valparaiso University in 1970 with a bachelor of arts degree. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 1974 and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Christ Seminary-Seminex in St. Louis. He served as the director of development at Christ Seminary-Seminex from 1979 until 1984 and was the executive director of the campaign for the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches from 1984 until 1986. This campaign's purpose was to work toward the formation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).