Dana Bruce

Dana Bruce, Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships

Dana joins the USGLC with over ten years of non-profit management experience. Most recently, Dana served as a managing consultant for then-Governor Nikki Haley’s One South Carolina Flood Fund where she developed the protocol to manage and distribute funding to the disaster relief organizations. Dana was the Executive Director for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Palmetto Chapter in Columbia, SC for over seven years, where she was responsible for the geographical growth of the chapter to include national advocacy, fundraising and events planning. Dana holds a graduate degree in international relations from the University of South Carolina and an undergraduate degree in Spanish from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.

Dana lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her two daughters.

Posts by Dana Bruce

  • May 23, 2022
    Blog

    USGLC Hosts Secretary Blinken at a Private Sector Roundtable on Humanitarian Assistance in Ukraine

    Dana Bruce, Alexis-Clair Roehrich | May 23, 2022

    USGLC brought together senior executive leaders from Airbnb, Cargill, Citi, Loews Corporation, Mastercard, PepsiCo, and Tent Foundation in New York City on Thursday, May 19 for an important conversation with Secretary Blinken on the role the private sector has played in providing humanitarian relief to the conflict in Ukraine, the next phase of reconstruction efforts, and other development initiatives to address global challenges. These leaders represent hundreds of businesses – large and small – who make up the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.

  • March 14, 2022
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    Crisis in Ukraine: How USGLC Members Are Supporting American Aid

    Dana Bruce | March 14, 2022

    The rapid response of world leaders to the conflict in Ukraine makes the news daily as countries pledge both military and humanitarian aid. The robust response of the private sector is also quickly filling social media with companies and NGOs...

  • August 27, 2021
    Blog

    It’s Time for All-Hands on Deck in Afghanistan

    Michelle Bekkering, Dana Bruce | August 27, 2021

    Over the past two weeks, the world has watched the unfolding chaos in Afghanistan with mounting horror; horror that turned into terror yesterday with the deadly attack on the Kabul airport. There will be plenty of time for Monday morning quarterbacking later, but for our citizens, partners and allies in Afghanistan, the clock is ticking. We must focus on the immediate steps to safely evacuate those who want to leave and protect those who stay from Taliban reprisal. To accomplish this mission will take the combined efforts of our public and private sectors.

  • April 20, 2021
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    The Impact of Innovation: Maximizing Effectiveness and Scaling Results in Global Development

    Dana Bruce, Zach Cohen in Global Development | April 20, 2021

    Innovative ideas and technologies are driving the future of global development, and nowhere is this more evident than at Development Innovation Ventures (DIV), a flagship program at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that is leveraging innovation to meet today’s most pressing development challenges. A recent analysis of DIV’s grants found an incredible rate of return of $5 in social benefits for every dollar spent on innovations. Now, policymakers on both sides of the aisle—and practitioners alike—are focused on the role of innovation and technology in scaling development progress.