Bethesda, MD – The Crimsonbridge Foundation welcomes Danielle Verbiest, as its new Operations and Grants Manager. Since its founding in 2015, the Crimsonbridge Foundation has seen steady and consistent growth in its grantmaking programs in education, leadership, and capacity building. The Foundation works closely with 50 nonprofit and school partners annually and has provided more than $4 million dollars in grant funding and program assistance. Verbiest, who most recently served as the Abramson Scholarship Foundation’s Executive Director, will support the Foundation’s expanding operations and grants management work.
“Danielle Verbiest is a respected professional and leader in the region, with exceptional knowledge of nonprofit operations and a shared passion for the program priorities of the Foundation,” says Danielle M. Reyes, President and CEO of the Crimsonbridge Foundation.
In her most recent role, Verbiest transformed the 30-year-old organization by building its operational, programmatic, financial, and organizational systems and infrastructure. Under her leadership, the organization reshaped its mentoring program model, established data management and evaluation systems, and cultivated and leveraged multiple capacity building partnerships.
As an immigrant and first-generation college graduate, Verbiest’s personal and professional experiences are closely aligned with the Foundation’s work in English Language Initiatives, College Success, and Capacity Building. Prior to joining Abramson, she served as Executive Director of the Literacy Council of Montgomery County, MD, a community partner of the Crimsonbridge Foundation. In another nonprofit role she served as the Development and Operations Manager after transitioning from operations and project management work in the private sector.
“I admire Crimsonbridge’s high-impact, entrepreneurial, and collaborative spirit and I am excited to join a talented team that seeks to create transformative change for our nation’s youth and their families through philanthropy, leadership development, and capacity building initiatives,” says Verbiest.
Born and raised in the Netherlands, Verbiest earned her bachelor’s degree in Oriental Languages and Communication from Hogeschool Zuyd and holds a master’s degree in International Non-Governmental Organizations from Webster University Leiden.