Welcoming our new President & CEO: Donna Lawrence
We are delighted to welcome our new National President & CEO, Donna Lawrence. Donna has extensive experience in advocacy and policy development in support of disadvantaged children, youth and families. She brings a wealth of experience in the foundation, government and not-for-profit sectors, strong organizational and managerial skills, and a commitment to work for social justice and equality for all people.
"I am honored to have been chosen to lead IHDF through it's next stage of growth and development. The organization has already achieved so much," Donna remarked. "Building on that success is especially critical now with so many of our children and youth not being given the opportunity to reach their full potential."
Most recently, Donna served as Vice President at the JPB Foundation, a family foundation with a grant-making program that will grow to over $200M annually. Prior to this, she was the Children & Youth Programme Director at The Atlantic Philanthropies, a $100M global grant making program for disadvantaged children and youth, and the Executive Director of The Riggio Foundation, where she worked to develop a strategic social justice agenda and funding guidelines for the foundation.
"We are thrilled to have Donna Lawrence as our National President & CEO," said J. Ronald Terwilliger, Chairman of the Board of The "I Have A Dream" Foundation. "Donna's exemplary leadership background, combined with her commitment to youth advocacy and social equality render her an ideal choice as the CEO of our Foundation. We are confident that our future achievements will be that much greater and more visionary, owing to Donna's guidance and acumen."