Danielle LaJoie serves as the Senior Program Coordinator for Groundworks
She has worked throughout her professional career to create a more just, effective, and community-led social impact sector. Before joining Groundworks, Danielle served as the Graduate Research Assistant for the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. In this role, she worked with foundation clients to strengthen their giving strategies and streamline their grantmaking processes, while collaborating on original social-sector research.
Prior to this, Danielle developed and implemented programs for regional and national philanthropic infrastructure organizations including the Council of Michigan Foundations and the National Center for Family Philanthropy. Her career began by bringing capacity to organizations promoting youth philanthropy through her work with the Michigan Community Foundations Youth Project and the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation program, Youth Philanthropy Connect.
Danielle holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Master of Public Administration degree in Nonprofit and Philanthropy Leadership from Grand Valley State University.
On the weekends, you can find Danielle reading, cooking, and listening to podcasts, occasionally simultaneously.