Daria Teutonico is the former Associate Director, Community Philanthrophy on the Council’s Member Relations team. Daria has had a varied professional career in the nonprofit sector, working in international health, education, and philanthropy. Daria began her career at EngenderHealth, where she led the design and long-term implementation strategy of reproductive health programs in the United States, Central Asia and Russia. She was a program director with the Institute of International Education, working on the Humphrey Fellowship Program and Fulbright Scholar Program. Daria also worked at the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers as director of the New Ventures in Philanthropy initiative, where she focused on giving circles, philanthropy in rural communities, and racial, ethnic and tribal philanthropy. Most recently, she was Director of Talent Development at Communities In Schools, a drop-out prevention organization, where she was responsible for leading human capital development efforts to enhance and develop skills of staff, board members and volunteers of the organization’s state offices and local affiliates. Daria’s educational background includes a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, a Master of Arts in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Iowa, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Daria’s focus outside of work is her family, but she does find time to squeeze in participating in half-marathons, volunteering on the local school district’s Day Care Advisory Board, enjoying time on the Outer Banks, and watching as much baseball as possible.
You should contact Daria about safe communities/community violence prevention issues, community foundations, board governance, giving circles and to share ideas about broadening the Council’s network.