Danisha Patel

Danisha Patel is the Executive Director of the Long Arc Foundation and a passionate advocate for increased equity in education and empowerment initiatives for women.

She supports nonprofits centered around women’s empowerment, education, and closing the achievement gap for lower income students. Her philanthropy is committed to creating equity between the funder-fundee relationship and developing strategies that further trust and community engagement. Danisha is a committed member of her local giving circle centered on impact philanthropy. Danisha received a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a special field of study in International Public Policy and Management with the Wharton school. She also obtained a law degree at Emory University School of Law and recently joined their Alumni Board. At Penn, Danisha is a member of the Class of 1999 Gift Committee and Vice President of Programming for the Penn Club of Metro New Jersey.