Danielle Verbiest is the Crimsonbridge Foundation’s operations and grants manager. In this role, she is responsible for supporting the Foundation’s operations and overseeing the grants management process. A firm believer in the power of education, Danielle is passionate about providing young people an equal opportunity to quality education so they can realize their full potential.
Danielle brings more than a decade of experience in nonprofit operations, management, and capacity building to her work at the Foundation. Most recently she provided leadership and management as the Executive Director of the Abramson Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit focused on providing scholarships and comprehensive mentoring support to DC public high school graduates attending four-year colleges. During her tenure, Danielle transformed the 30-year-old foundation into a stronger, more efficient, and focused 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.
After moving to the United States in 2010, Danielle began her nonprofit career as the development and operations manager with Voices for Children Montgomery, a nonprofit that advocates for the timely placement of abused and neglected children in safe, permanent homes through the recruitment, training and on-going support and supervision of volunteers serving as Court Appointed Special Advocates. Later in her career, Danielle served as the Executive Director of the Literacy Council of Montgomery County, MD, a nonprofit that sustains and grows the social and economic equity of adults in the region through English literacy education and workforce training. Prior to nonprofit management, Danielle worked in operations and project management for several multinational organizations, including Bridgestone Netherlands.
Drawing from her all-round experience in operations, finances, strategic planning, and grants management, Danielle is excited to contribute to the Foundation’s ongoing success and growth. Danielle received 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. She lives with her husband and daughter in Montgomery County, MD.