Ed Turner came to The Fund for American Studies in June of 2004 as the vice president of development and is now serving as the vice president of major gifts & planned giving. The mission of TFAS of teaching the next generation about limited government and free enterprise drew him to the organization and keeps him passionate about his work. Before coming to TFAS, Ed was manager of donor relations at The Heritage Foundation and, prior to that, was executive director of the Easton Business Management Authority.
At age 22, Ed was elected to the city council of his hometown of Mount Rainier, Maryland, where he served for two terms. His stint in politics taught him the importance of citizens serving in elected office, whether in local government with a budget of a few million or in national government with a budget of trillions. Ed is proud to be a part of the TFAS mission to reach young people and he hopes the TFAS programs will spark young people’s interest in claiming a stake in the future of the nation, potentially by serving in public office.
Ed earned a bachelor’s degree in politics from The Catholic University of America and a master’s degree in public management from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Ed lives with his wife and three children in the Annapolis, Maryland area. He enjoys spending time with his family – which, these days, means cheering for his sons’ lacrosse teams and shuttling them back and forth to lacrosse practice and games on the weekends.
Ed also serves as a lector and Eucharistic minister at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.