Design & Charitable Organizations

Charities and boards Donna has been involved with over the past 10 years:


Donna is a dedicated member of The Leaders of Design Council. The future of the professional design industry will be quite different from its past. Technological advances, the legacy of the recession and the consumer’s direct access to multiple shopping sources are among the factors contributing to this altered landscape. The Leaders of Design Council was formed to respond to these industry challenges and opportunities.

Leaders of Design is an exclusive educational organization of designers, executives and editors of high talent and character. Our long – range vision is to improve the welfare of the design industry as a whole.


Donna was a 2009 honoree for the Concern Foundation Block Party. Each year, an honoree is chosen that embodies the true spirit that is Concern Foundation by helping the organization continue to raise funds and awareness.  Honorees are fully committed to help Concern reach its goal to raise over $2 MILLION DOLLARS from the Block Party event, that will enable Concern to continue to fund the next generation of cancer researchers and help bring us that much closer to the vision of living in a world without cancer.

With 95% of net proceeds going directly to research, Concern has funded 554 researchers studying many forms of cancer, primarily in the areas of cancer genetics, cell biology, and immunology. Concern specifically funds researchers who lack financial support for their first major research project. Concern’s impact on the careers of young investigators is profound and helps to sustain the progress made in the cancer research community.


Donna serves on the Board of Directors of Jazz Aspen Snowmass, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Their mission is to present and preserve jazz, American and popular music through world-class festivals, performances and education programs.