J. Daryl Byler, Director of Development and Communications

With 20 years’ experience in donor development, Daryl oversees the Foundation’s private fundraising from law firms and individuals, through a variety of campaigns. Previously, Daryl was the primary architect for a multi-million dollar endowment campaign at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. He was also a member of the Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation design team. Prior to, Daryl advocated justice for vulnerable populations as a staff attorney with the East Mississippi Legal Services and handled several pro bono cases through Bread for The City’s legal clinic in Washington, DC.


“As a development professional, my work helps generate resources that allow the DC Bar Foundation to increase the size and number of grants to organizations that are collaborating to build a more equitable and accessible civil justice system.”


Daryl desires for everyone to have access to justice and receive fair treatment in the justice system.


Daryl joined the DC Bar Foundation in May 2019. Daryl received his Bachelor of Science in business administration and Master of Arts from Eastern Mennonite University, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.


Daryl and his family reside in Washington, DC. He enjoys gardening, running, reading, and spending time with his four grandchildren.

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