Danielle Crystal

Senior Manager, Membership

Danielle recently relocated to Seattle after living in Boston, where she worked at the Boston Public Schools as Deputy Chief of Staff. While there, she was involved in leveraging community and private partnerships to improve educational outcomes and expand educational opportunities for Boston Public School's students. Danielle has significant experience in the private and nonprofit sector, and thrives in diverse environments. She enjoys getting to know people, particularly those who are also working to improve communities through thoughtful decision-making and collective impact, and is excited to get to know our members and learn more about the pacific northwest.

Danielle holds an M.A. in Higher Education Administration with a focus on Philanthropy, Advancement and Development from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a B.A. in Anthropology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Danielle lives in Seattle with her husband, Jeff, and their daughter, Edith.

Danielle Crystal's blog posts

December 6, 2019

Sometimes we get so caught up in our day-to-day work that we don’t always make time to get out into the field to learn and see for ourselves. Earlier this year, our CEO, Kiran Ahuja and I hit the road and ventured to a part of our region that is personally new to us. The sole purpose of our trip was to learn and connect with grantmakers on the ground in Wyoming. more »