President & CEO
Donna Hall has served as the President & CEO of the Women Donors Network (WDN) since August 2002. Based in San Francisco, California, WDN is a community of 200+ progressive women donors who invest their energy, strategic savvy, and their philanthropic dollars to build a just and fair world.
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. She has worked at The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the Center for the Advancement of Women, and The Rockefeller Foundation over the past twenty years.
Issues of particular concern include reproductive health 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.
Donna 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 Communications Consortium Media Center (CCMC), located in Washington, DC and Hedgebrook, Whidbey Island, WA. She is a member of the Women’s Forum West and the International Women’s Forum.