Vice President of Development
Danielle Serrano holds nearly 15 years of nonprofit fundraising management experience with deep expertise in building sustainable development programs and largescale funding partnerships at both local and national levels. As Vice President of Development at Didi Hirsch, Danielle leads the strategy and implementation of the organization’s fundraising efforts, including foundation and corporate requests, government grants, direct mail, special events, major donor solicitations, planned and annual giving, and capital campaigns.
Prior to Didi Hirsch, Danielle spent 10 years with Enterprise Community Partners, a national nonprofit organization focused on building and preserving affordable housing. She held multiple fundraising roles there, and was most recently a senior director of development, overseeing half of the organization’s national fundraising staff. Danielle started her fundraising career out of an experience serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer with the Corporation for National & Community Service at Colette’s Children’s Home, a nonprofit transitional housing shelter in Orange County, CA, that serves unhoused women and children. After her service term, she was hired by the organization to lead and grow its fundraising team and volunteers.
Danielle feels deeply fortunate to hold a career in fundraising and is passionate about developing opportunities to raise resources that help change lives and systems in a way that alleviates suffering and inequity. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication Studies from California State University, Fullerton.