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Danita R. DeHaney

President & CEO, Executive Office

Leader, convener, coach, quarterback, and cheerleader.

Why I Joined the Community Foundation

“I feel like I have been preparing for this role my entire career. Being able to partner with our Board and Staff to lead this organization into its next 50 years of bridging philanthropic generosity to community needs is an honor. I could not be happier to be here.”

Danita brings an expansive skillset to her executive leadership of the Foundation. In addition to 16 successful years in higher education managing a portfolio of major donors and prospects, Danita has 14 years of private industry experience working at global giants Xerox Corporation and Learning International. As the Foundation's President and CEO, she provides leadership for all aspects of our organization's operations, emphasizing long-term goals and growth.

Before the Community Foundation

Danita served as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Chief Executive Officer of the FAU Foundation, Inc., at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). During her tenure, she helped catapult the university into a new era of excellence with record-breaking fundraising and spearheaded its second-ever comprehensive campaign (the first in 20 years). Before joining FAU, Danita was promoted quickly through the University of Florida (UF) ranks.


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