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Danielle De Laurentis

Danielle De Laurentis has been directing programs and funds at The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) for fifteen years. She is involved in all aspects of the organization, working to improve community life in the Northern NJ region by galvanizing and connecting people around various issues such as pediatric obesity, gentrification, downtown revitalization, and environmental protection. She also leads ArtsBergen, NNJCF’s regional arts initiative to strengthen the arts community and connect communities to the arts. In 2013, she completed Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy’s Master Practitioner in Creative Placemaking intensive yearlong program. She continues to champion creative placemaking, leading the public and community-based art work of the Foundation to integrate art and culture into municipal planning, address critic issues, and honor lesser-heard voices in communities. Under her direction, NNJCF has become a leading organization producing public art in Bergen County. She is passionate about both the participatory art process and creating interactive public art that instills belonging and encourages play and connection. Danielle earned a dual BA in Communications and Art History from Fairfield University and completed a one-year post-graduate program in advertising design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

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