Monica is an independent consultant with a focus on systemic approaches to poverty alleviation, gender parity, and environmental justice. She is Chair of The Global Philanthropists Circle, an initiative of Synergos Institute, a network of international families focused on solving complex issues related to poverty and social injustice. She is Chair of The Garrison Institute, a non sectarian social beneficiary organization and retreat center that shares ancient and scientific contemplative practices to promote resilience and strengthen compassion social action in the world.
In 2006 Monica cofounded Inspired Philanthropy Group, a boutique philanthropic consulting group aimed at helping people unleash their time, passion and assets to do good in the world. In 2002 she helped create and roll out the “Six Villages Campaign” helping vulnerable populations affected by HIV for FXB International. She was a founding vice chair of Women Moving Millions, a campaign and community of women dedicated to using their funds and influence to elevate the status of women and girls.
Monica serves on the boards of her family foundations, The William H Donner and Donner Canadian. She lives in New York with her husband Josh and is the proud mother of two young women and a seven year old son.