Crimsonbridge Foundation Team

Gabriela Smith

Founder and President

Gabriela Smith is the founder and president of the Crimsonbridge Foundation and the Crimsonbridge Group, and has over 20 years of experience in philanthropy, education and the nonprofit sector. She designed and launched innovative partnerships in education, as well as nationwide initiatives to improve outreach and services to the Hispanic and immigrant communities. She actively provides strategic guidance and support to Mind, Brain, and Education Science applications and professional development. She has also designed and implemented numerous scholarship and educational programs for children and youth.

Gabriela is a founding investor of Venture Philanthropy Partners and has been an active member of its Board since 2001. She also served as a member of the Dean’s Council of the Harvard Kennedy School, and is currently a member of the Georgetown University Board of Regents, the Georgetown Scholarship Program Advisory Board, and the Georgetown Visitation Salesian Center Advisory Council.

Her professional background includes supervising health and education projects for the World Bank, as well as launching the Hispanic Families Leadership Program while serving as a social worker in Los Angeles. In this role, she worked extensively with the homeless, unemployed, and immigrant communities, helping provide essential social, health and educational services.

Gabriela is a photography enthusiast and created The Crimson Gallery to share her work. She received a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and both a master’s degree in Latin American Studies and Economic Development and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Danielle M. Reyes

Executive Director

Danielle M. Reyes is the executive director of the Crimsonbridge Foundation. In this role she leads the daily operations and grantmaking of the Crimsonbridge Foundation. Danielle has worked in education, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector for more than 25 years. She has extensive experience as a leader and strategist in innovative and inclusive philanthropy, nonprofit capacity building, leadership and organizational development, and communications. She has a successful history of establishing and leveraging public and private sector partnerships and has managed projects in the United States, the Caribbean, Latin American, and Africa.

Before joining the Crimsonbridge Foundation, Danielle served as a senior program officer for the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, where she specialized in grantmaking related to economic security, nonprofit sector development, and played a leadership role in developing the foundation’s social media strategy. Prior to that role she served as the executive director of the Latino Student Fund, helping increase access and information on educational opportunities to the Hispanic community of the DC metropolitan area. She also served as the first Western Region Team leader for Reading Is Fundamental. In addition to leading education focused nonprofit organizations, her teaching experience includes several years as a public school teacher, university instructor, and as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco.

Danielle is an outdoor and fitness enthusiast and entrepreneur. She is the founder and owner of Yoga Hikes DC LLC and serves on the board of Rock Creek Conservancy. She has also served on the board of directors of The Taproot Foundation, Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, and is an appointed commissioner of Serve DC – The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism. Danielle received her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan, holds a master’s degree in Teaching from Manhattanville College, and a master’s degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

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Caitlin Furey

Program Officer

Caitlin Furey has a passion for the nonprofit sector, and in particular for youth empowerment and equality of opportunity in education. Prior to joining the Crimsonbridge Foundation as a Program Officer, Caitlin worked at Girls on the Run of Montgomery County for four years. She joined the team as the Program Coordinator in 2012, and was promoted to Program Manager in 2014. During her time at Girls on the Run, Caitlin worked with hundreds of volunteers in schools throughout Montgomery County. As Program Manager, she focused on program delivery in Title I schools, and she expanded the program into a majority of the Title I schools in the county. Caitlin also had the opportunity to coach each season in a Title I elementary school, and working with the girls was one of the highlights of her time with Girls on the Run. She continues to participate in this work by coaching and by serving on the Girls on the Run 5K Committee.

Outside of work, Caitlin serves as a mentor with the AnBryce Foundation. The AnBryce Foundation strives toward a world where young people have equal opportunity for upward mobility, regardless of their circumstances. Caitlin has been paired with the same student since January 2015.

Caitlin received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. While at Notre Dame, she interned over the summer with Carpenter’s Shelter, an organization in Alexandria, Virginia that works with homeless adults and children. She is also a graduate of the Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington DC.

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Reyna Sharp

Program Officer

As a Program Officer at the Crimsonbridge Foundation, Reyna oversees the foundation’s partnerships with organizations working in Education and Nonprofit Leadership Development. Reyna brings a wealth of diverse personal and professional experience in education, leadership development, and philanthropy to the Crimsonbridge Foundation. After graduating from the University of Colorado, Reyna joined the El Pomar Foundation as a Fellow, where she worked on programs to encourage leadership and community development. She directed a college leadership program, partnering with universities across Colorado. She also worked as the Director of Special Projects at The Donnell-Kay Foundation, a private family foundation that works to improve public education in Colorado through research, policy, creative dialogue, and critical thinking. In her role there, she implemented a pilot training program to help new school leaders successfully open K-12 schools serving low-income communities.

While living overseas with her husband, Reyna worked as an instructor of English as a Second Language, teaching in K-12 schools and adult programs in Europe, Africa, and Washington, DC. Most recently, Reyna worked on projects with the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School and the DC Bar Foundation, helping to address educational and other critical needs of immigrant and underserved communities in Washington, DC.

Reyna holds a master’s degree in Education from George Mason University and a bachelor’s in Political Science as well as a Certificate in Leadership from the University of Colorado. Reyna is a mentor for an adult immigrant through the Carlos Rosario School. In addition, she is a certified yoga teacher passionate about women’s empowerment. In her spare time, she is an outdoor enthusiast who loves to travel.

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Laurie Fisher Hundertmark

Grants Manager

Laurie Fisher Hundertmark supports the philanthropic work of the Crimsonbridge Group by engaging with community-based and national social service organizations that are providing vital services in the areas of health and family, children and youth, education and community outreach. Laurie is an experienced educator and community outreach organizer in nonprofit program development and management. Her professional background includes managing community outreach and adult literacy programs with the Literacy Council of Frederick County, Maryland.

Previously, as senior associate with the American Red Cross International Services program in Washington, DC, she organized national training workshops for students and educators from secondary schools, colleges/universities and law schools for a nationwide public education program on international humanitarian law, relief and development programs and global humanitarian issues. She regularly represented the American Red Cross at higher education conferences working with teaching faculty to share best practices in global education initiatives and led a national train-the-trainer program to develop a national cadre of volunteer instructors. She is currently a Red Cross volunteer disaster responder in Montgomery County, Maryland. Previously she worked internationally with the American Red Cross disaster response program in El Salvador, domestically in Puerto Rico and the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina and in southern California teaching earthquake preparedness and safety programs for the Hispanic community and developed a voter registration program in York, Pennsylvania for Puerto Rican residents.

Laurie received a Master in International Management degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish, and a Certificate in Latin American Studies from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Steven Muñoz

Senior Grants Advisor

Originally from New Mexico, Steven came to Washington, DC to attend college. A recipient of the Allen M. Carney Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts, and the Elizabeth Van Swinderen Award, today his work is in the permanent collections of the Western Railroad and Mining Museum in Helper, Utah and Arlington County Government in Virginia. He is passionate about supporting the local arts community. He has juried many shows and reviewed hundreds of art related grant proposals. He is also a practicing artist, producing both woodcut and intaglio prints which he displays at his site Midway Bee.

Currently, Steven is the Director of the Lee Arts Center, an open studio program dedicated to ceramics and printmaking and a program of Arlington Cultural Affairs. For several years prior to assuming the directorship of the Lee Arts Center in early 2009, Steven was the Grants Officer for Arlington Cultural Affairs managing the grant program for the arts, which supports arts organizations and individual artists in Arlington County.

Prior to joining Arlington Cultural Affairs Steven worked as the Grants Manger at the Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation. He sat on the national board of directors for the Grants Managers Network and served as chair of the DC area chapter. His work history also includes positions with the National Association of State Budget Officers & Federal Funds Information for States, the Phillips Collection, and Hillwood Museum and Gardens.

A certified DC Master Gardener, Steven enjoys spending time gardening and serving as the board chair of City Blossoms. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in printmaking from American University.

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Samantha Seufert

Crimsonbridge Group Liaison

Samantha Seufert serves as a liaison between the Crimsonbridge Group and the Crimsonbridge Foundation providing administrative and operational support to further the foundation’s social investment work.

Samantha Seufert has a passion for service and a desire to help all children receive a good education by giving them the tools necessary to succeed in school. While in school, she devoted the majority of her volunteer and work time to expanding educational opportunities for young people and disadvantaged youth, including several years with Restoration Ministries in Harvey, IL where she served as a volunteer tutor with at–risk youth and later joined the staff as the assistant to the director. In that capacity, Samantha supported the organization’s daily operations and assisted in the development of afterschool and summer camp programs. She has also served as a church administrator planning retreats, events, and summer missions trips, and has extensive experience leading youth ministry groups in California.

Samantha earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois.

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Brendon Smith

Board Member and Philanthropy Fellow

Georgetown University
B.A. in Sociology

American University
Graduate School of Business

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Victoria Smith

Philanthropy Fellow

Georgetown University College

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