Danny first attended IKAR in 2011, when he moved to LA to attend UCLA Anderson Business School. He wouldn’t have predicted that, five years later, he’d still be in Los Angeles and that IKAR would be one of the most significant factors keeping him here.
Danny has a deep passion for creating a vibrant Jewish future. As an undergraduate at Stanford, he toyed with the idea of becoming a rabbi, and after graduating, moved to Washington, DC for a one-year fellowship at the headquarters of Hillel; he ended up spending two years there helping to coordinate, craft, and implement a new strategic plan for the $70 million organization that aimed to double the number of students having meaningful Jewish experiences. Ultimately, he decided to pursue other professional paths while continuing to be a lay-leader in the Jewish community. He spent four years at Al Gore’s television network, Current TV, in San Francisco, interned at a grilled-cheese restaurant concept startup called The Melt during business school, and worked with celebrities and corporations on creating substantive social impact campaigns at Propper Daley. Recently, Danny started a new chapter at Phoenix Investment Funds, an entrepreneurial, socially conscience, commercial real estate investment fund. Prior to joining the IKAR board, Danny served as the President of the Alumni Advisory Board of the Bronfman Fellowships.