HISTORY & FOUNDER
Susan Warmack was born in the GuVo District and grew up living on the reservation. In 2010, her nine-year-old son David, recognizing a need for literacy in his village, challenged his mother to help him organize a program to assist the community. With the involvement and support of the people of GuVo, and with the support and counsel of Dr. Tim Finan from The University of Arizona, David and Susan incorporated the Native American Advancement Foundation as a nonprofit organization in April of 2011 and obtained 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status on September 19, 2011.
David M. Warmack
David’s passion for philanthropy and education began as a young student at Tucson Hebrew Academy. As a young child, he enjoyed visiting his mother’s childhood home in the village of GuVo, on the Tohono O’odham Reservation and learning about his heritage from his grandmother in her native language. Upon realization that the children in his village had access to very few books, David was inspired to develop a way to share his love of learning with his community. Thus, at the age of 7, David began soliciting his parents for help in establishing The Native American Advancement Foundation.
David currently attends boarding school in Massachusetts. He enjoys going to the Reservation, computers, reading, sailing, and spending time with his dog Rez.