Daniel H. Leeds
Daniel Leeds is the founder and president of the National Public Education Support Fund, which organizes the Education Funders Strategy Group, the Partnership for the Future of Learning, and the Education Justice Network. He chairs the Alliance for Excellent Education, which he helped found. In addition to these organizations, his extended family (the Leeds/Jobin-Leeds) launched the Schott Foundation for Public Education and the Institute for Student Achievement.
Along with his wife Sunita, Dan cochairs the Enfranchisement Foundation, which focuses on breaking the cycles of poverty and intolerance in the United States as well as on women’s issues. Dan is a member of the PBS Foundation Board and the Center for American Progress Trustee’s Council. He is a commissioner on the National Commission for Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF).
Mr. Leeds is president of Fulcrum Investments LLC, a private investment firm. Until the sale of CMP Media in 1999, he was president of International Publishing and a member of the Office of the President. CMP, a leading media company, published titles such as InformationWeek, Computer Reseller News, and Electronic Engineering Times. The company was cited as “One of the Best Companies to Work For” by Fortune magazine and Working Women magazine.
Mr. Leeds earned a master’s degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management as a Sloan Fellow and a BS degree in engineering and a BA degree in economics from Cornell University. He lives in Washington, DC, with Sunita. They have four children.