Darius Gardner

Darius Gardner

Sr. Program Coordinator

In July 2014, Darius started as an intern at the Foundation helping out at the Ripken Summer Camp and joined the Ripken Foundation full-time in July 2015 as a Program Coordinator. Prior to the Foundation, he attended American University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and was captain of the men’s basketball team for two years. After graduation, Darius has continued over the last three years as a volunteer coaching mentor to American University’s men’s basketball team. Darius is excited to use his personal experiences to help motivate and encourage youth to reach their goals. .