Support & Guidance for DC Scholars since 1991

Danielle Verbiest, Executive Director

Danielle Verbiest is an experienced nonprofit executive who believes that everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. A firm believer in the power of education, Danielle believes that all young people should have the equal opportunity to attend college and follow their dreams, and that providing equal educational opportunities can be a catalyst to bringing about societal change that will improve the lives of all. A native of The Netherlands, Danielle fell in love with giving back to her community when she was still in elementary school. Inspired by her mother’s and grandmother’s charitable work, Danielle developed a passion to help those less fortunate. Over the years, she has served nonprofits supporting refugees, foster youth, the homeless, immigrants and refugees, the un- and underemployed, and adult English language learners.

After moving to the United States in 2010, Danielle began her nonprofit career with the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of Montgomery County (CASA). More recently, Danielle served as the Executive Director of the Literacy Council of Montgomery County, MD, a nonprofit focused on adult English language learners. Prior to nonprofit management, Danielle worked in project management and operations for several multinationals, including Bridgestone Netherlands.

Danielle joined the Abramson Scholarship Foundation in October 2018. As the Executive Director, and sole staff member, Danielle spearheads the Foundation’s operations. Drawing from her all-round experience in managing nonprofit operations, finances, programming, fundraising, and communications—and supported by an active working Board of Directors and a volunteer student liaison—Danielle ensures the Foundation’s ongoing success and growth. Danielle holds a Master of Arts in International Non-Governmental Organizations and a Bachelor of Arts in Oriental Languages and Communication. She lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Germantown, Maryland.

You can reach Danielle via email or by phone at (202) 470-5425.

Danielle Verbiest