Danielle Helene Meshorer is Manager of Venture Philanthropy and Giving Circles at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund in San Francisco (JCF). Danielle directs established and new venture philanthropy opportunities including the Jewish Women’s Fund, LGBTQ Jewish Pride Fund, Next Generation Giving Circle, impacting investing forum, as well as other collaborative giving opportunities. Prior to working for JCF, Danielle was the Be’chol Lashon International Director and director of the Abayudaya development project. Danielle started her long relationship with the Institute in June 2003 and is delighted that she has transitioned into an advisory role in order to continue to help Be’chol Lashon realize its goals and increase impact.
Danielle graduated summa cum laude in anthropology and psychology from the University of Vermont and received an M.A. in international and inter-cultural management from the School for International Training with a concentration on conflict transformation across cultures and sustainable development. During her graduate work, Danielle was working and living in Israel during the start of the Second Intifada, first working with the Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies in Tel Aviv and then shifting to work full time at the Palestine-Israel Journal in Jerusalem. She also lived and worked in Cameroon teaching and working on economic development projects.
Danielle married Gregg Dessen in June 2007, and they are the proud parents of Zoe and Maya.