With 15 years of non-profit management and humanitarian experience, Danielle joined Founders Pledge to transform philanthropy through an evidence-led approach. She was formerly the Head of the Tony Blair Foundation-US, and has founded successful non-profit and political initiatives, the largest of which, Kids for Peace, engaged 13 million children in 2018. Danielle has traveled to more than 60 countries and worked as a humanitarian in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America. She received an A.B. in Religion and Sociology from Harvard College.
Outside of the office, Danielle enjoys adventures in the Great Outdoors, political activism, community-building, and is an avid reader.
Q&A with Danielle
Q: If you could choose anyone famous (real or fictional) to have dinner with who would they be and why?
I'd like to have dinner with Karen Armstrong, one of the leading comparative religion thinkers of our day. I've read many of her books and listened to interviews of her, and find her personal journey and religious/cultural analyses fascinating.
Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
As a young child, I wanted to be a tooth fairy, giving money away to children. When I grew to be a bit older, I wanted to be a pediatric oncologist before I discovered policy and politics as a way to create change.
Q: If a movie was made of your life what genre would it be, who would play you?
I would want to be in an action film/drama starring Natalie Portman.