Danielle Blanco

Development Manager, Friends of the Texas Historical Commission | Austin, Texas

Photo of Danielle BlancoDanielle Blanco brings a decade of experience in both government and non-profit fundraising, development, and community outreach to her position as Development Manager at the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission (FTHC).

While not a native Texan, Danielle has spent more than eight years living with her family in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas learning about Texas history, hospitality, and kindness. Prior to joining the FTHC team, Danielle spent several years fundraising at the Dallas Zoo, helping to promote wildlife conservation both locally and around the world.

Danielle received her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and her M.A. from the University of Maryland in International Education Policy. Following her studies, Danielle served two years in the Peace Corps in Guinea, where she taught math, physics, and English at a local school. In addition to teaching, she worked with village elders on malaria and Ebola prevention, and sponsored a local girl’s club, committed to continued education and empowerment.

Outside of work, Danielle enjoys jigsaw puzzles, exploring local museums, and adventuring around Austin with her husband and two daughters.