Danielle Guttman Klein has dedicated her career to non-profit and corporate leadership roles which serve her commitments to: 1) improve healthcare and medical research; 2) preserve the environment and global climate policy; 3) reduce hunger in America; and 4) facilitate affordable housing resources for families and seniors.
For almost 20 years, Ms. Guttman Klein dedicated her career focus to the leadership, development and growth of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) the umbrella charitable foundation for the entire entertainment industry. Danielle developed groundbreaking initiatives which became part of EIF’s core structure and successful undertakings including; Celebrity Ambassadorships, “Cause Marketing” campaigns, special events and, grass roots fundraising programs. Danielle helped to grow the organization from an annual budget of 1.5 million dollars to the more than 100 million dollars annually. During her tenure at EIF, Danielle drove programs to benefit chronic disease research, hunger programs and environmental programs. Two examples of her major initiatives at EIF, in collaboration with Entertainment Industry leaders include; 1) “The National Women’s Cancer Research Alliance” which help to fund critical research for drug therapies including Herceptin, which now treats the most aggressive breast cancer in one third of women suffering from this disease, and 2) Hunger Free America, which structured donations to local foundations, allowing the foundations to set up School Breakfast Programs in local schools, hence utilizing Federal Funding that otherwise would not be used. 185,000 children were fed – each day – through those facilitated school food programs. Danielle also helped to conceptualize and develop “Stand Up To Cancer”.
In 2006, Danielle launched a new company called Guttman Initiatives. The mission of Guttman Initiatives is to drive unmatched collaborations to advance innovation, build charitable revenue and improve the human condition. Through Guttman Initiatives, Ms. Guttman Klein developed and drove the AmberWatch Mobile Initiative, historically bringing together, Qualcomm, Wavemarket, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and Alltel for the first Industry Integrated Initiative.
In 2009, Guttman Initiatives also helped launch a non-profit organization, the Climate Response Fund, to focus on reducing the risk of climate intervention technologies (geoengineering). Guttman Initiatives, along with the Climate Response Fund produced the Asilomar International Conference On Climate Intervention Technologies, bringing together 15 countries on 6 continents. Ms. Guttman Klein helped to bring together the Environmental Defense Fund, The Royal Society of United Kingdom, and The Climate Institute and the State of Victoria Australia as leadership co-sponsors for this international policy conference. Five Principles of Conduct were recommended from the conference. The Report on Geoengineering Governance from the Bipartisan Policy Commission released in October 2011 utilized these rules as guidelines for the governance talks and final decisions.
In 2020, Danielle served with Robert Klein as Co-Chair of The California Stem Cell Research, Treatments, and Cures Initiative of 2020.