Danielle McLaughlin is grants manager, working with Foundation staff, grants applicants and grantees to ensure that the grantmaking process is efficient, easy-to-use and timely. Previously, she has served as a senior program analyst and a public policy fellow in education at the Foundation. McLaughlin is passionate about philanthropy and has worked in the field since graduating from the University of Michigan. Previously, she served as senior administrative assistant at Living Cities and as a program associate in community revitalization at the Surdna Foundation, both in New York City. She received a master’s degree in teaching with a concentration in history at Bard College and worked as an apprentice teacher at Bard High School Early College and Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice in New York and Brooklyn. McLaughlin’s passion for education began while teaching for the Institute of Reading Development. She is a member of many professional networks, including Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, Michigan Forum for African American Philanthropy, Inforum and Council on Foundations Next Gen Task Force. A native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, she is married to Colin McLaughlin, a dedicated attorney in Detroit.