David Hankey grew up on the Magothy River, where he still lives and sails. Starting with a small wooden rowboat his father built for him when he was 4, David has enjoyed a variety of boats on the tidewater. His family’s current fleet includes a mix of canoes, kayaks, dinghies, and sailboats—none of which he’s able to use as much as he’d like.
David sails his 50-year old Pearson sloop, the Night Owl. David’s best first mate is his teenage son Michael, who has a significant developmental disability. He also regularly crews in the Annapolis Wednesday Night Races, the NOOD, the Oxford race, the Canadian Friendship races, and best of all the CRAB Cup.
David deeply believes in the therapeutic value of being on and around the water—which is precisely CRAB’s mission. His family’s own long experience confirms that belief.
Over the years David has served as a board member and board chair of several charities, ranging from a large regional health care center to small community-based groups.
Professionally, David practices with the Baltimore law firm of Gohn, Hankey, & Berlage, where David concentrates on business and corporate law. His clients include a number of national and regional non-profit organizations, as well as a variety of large national corporations.
David graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Duke University Law School.