President & CEO Emerita
Donna Hall (she/her) served as the President & CEO of the Women Donors Network (WDN) from August 2002 to September 2022.
Hall’s career has crisscrossed the public and private sectors as a manager, strategic planner, foundation executive and deputy director of a woman’s think tank. Before arriving at WDN, she spent seven years at The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in Menlo Park, California, three years at the Center for the Advancement of Women in New York City, and five years at The Rockefeller Foundation, also in New York City.
Issues of particular interest include reproductive justice and access to health services, health promotion, women’s empowerment, the needs of at-risk youth, economic development, racial and gender equity, and communication and public awareness strategies that will help to bring about social and environmental change.
Hall earned her MBA and BA degrees from Stanford University and her MPH from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. She currently serves on the Board of The Meridian Institute. She is a member of the Women’s Forum West and the International Women’s Forum.
For fun she loves to knit, travel, and write six word memoirs.