Donna was born and raised in Los Angeles, graduated from Hollywood High School and then USC, with a degree in Finance.
Donna spent many years as owner of two 7-eleven stores, one of which was here in Santa Monica.  During that time, Donna served as an Officer for the 7-eleven Franchise Owners Association, an organization which helps franchisees deal fairly with the parent corporation.  She has since sold the last of those two stores, and now has more time to pursue other interests such as property development. 
Currently Donna serves on the Board of the Santa Monica Family YMCA and is also chair of our Decorations and Birthdays committees.
Donna enjoys scuba-diving, travel, regular tennis and beach volleyball.  Her favorite charity within Rotary is collecting donations for the Rotary Warehouse at Camp Pendleton, which supplies furniture, clothing and children’s items for the US Marine families based there.