Danielle M. Reyes is the executive director of the Crimsonbridge Foundation. In this role she leads the daily operations, team, and grantmaking programs of the Foundation. Danielle has worked in education, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector for more than 25 years. She has extensive experience in the Greater Washington region and has worked regionally, nationally, and in the Caribbean, as a leader and strategist in innovative and inclusive philanthropy, nonprofit capacity building, leadership and organizational development, and communications.
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.
A conservationist, fitness coach, and entrepreneur, Danielle founded Yoga Hikes DC, LLC in 2013 and has spent more than a decade as an active leader in DC’s outdoor fitness community. She currently serves on the board of Rock Creek Conservancy and the DC Bar Foundation. She has served on the national board of directors of The Taproot Foundation, Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, and as a commissioner of Serve DC – The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism. She is also a member of the Conservation & Climate Task Force of Audubon Naturalist Society. Danielle received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, holds a master’s degree in Teaching from Manhattanville College, where she received the Alumni Valiant Educator Award, and a master’s degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where she co-chaired the Hispanic student society, Comunidad Latina.