Introducing Darian Ward | Volunteer Spotlight

We are pleased to spotlight Darian Ward our newest 540Volunteer

About Darian

(she/her/hers) Darian Ward is an award-Winning TV Personality, TV & Film Producer, Founder- The Venture Cup Competition, and Business Development Consultant.

Darian’s Interview

Why did you decide to volunteer/work at 540WMain Communiversity?

DW: I attended an event at 540WMain and was so impressed and knew I
could contribute my skills to such a great communiversity.

Where did you grow up? 

DW: I grew up in Rochester, NY, and I have traveled to Atlanta, Chattanooga, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Houston as a TV news anchor and reporter.
When you’re not volunteering/working at 540WMain what do you like to do? 
DW: I’m honored to take care of my father who is prayerful, athletic
and has a great personality.
How do you stay healthy? 
DW: Thank goodness for my treadmill. I was a tennis addict and will be one again in the spring.
What your favorite healthy food to eat? 
DW: I love salads, brussel sprouts and broccoli.
How do you express creativity in your life? 
DW: I love writing, dancing and producing.
What is it that inspires you to work with 540WMain? 
DW: It’s in my DNA, my family is always giving back to the community. It’s how I was raised.
What are you working on now? 
DW: A film project, TV project with two sports professionals and a TV project with my sister Karen Ward Wilder.
What do you like best about living in Rochester? 
DW: It’s such a great family town and people love to volunteer.
What do you like least about living in Rochester?
DW: It used to be the snow, but I’m getting used to it and so is my Shitzu Shoobie.
Is there anything else you’d  like the readers to know? 
DW: I talked to WHEC TV anchor Deanna Dewberry about moving to my hometown of Rochester from Dallas two years ago. She is such an inspiration and one of the strongest women I know.
Please list any contact info you’d like to include (blog, twitter, email, FB,
  • Twitter and Instagram (@dwardlove)  
  • Email

Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton aka theglutenfreechef ( Calvin Eaton is a community educator, digital content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, inclusion, equity, curriculum writing, and higher education. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain Communiversity a grassroots non-profit community education and event space ( with a commitment to enrich the Susan B. Anthony Preservation district as well as connect greater Rochester to the neighborhood through antiracism, arts & culture, and wellness education.

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