Daniel Leeds is founder and chair of Education Voters of America and the Education Funders Strategy Group. Mr. Leeds also helped found the Alliance for Excellent Education, for which he serves as chair of its governing board. In addition to these organizations, he and his extended family—the Leeds and Jobin-Leeds—have launched, funded, and advocated on behalf of the Schott Foundation for Public Education and the Institute for Student Achievement.
Along with his wife, Sunita, Mr. Leeds 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. He is a member of the Center for American Progress Trustee’s Council. He and his wife have hosted education and awareness events for the supporters of the above organizations as well as for those of NARAL, America Votes, the Democracy Alliance (he was a founding partner), and the Sierra Club and their leaders.
Mr. Leeds has also organized and hosted many events for the Democratic Party. He founded the DCCC Education taskforce and many of the committee events he has organized have had an education focus.
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 Information Week, 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. He holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering and a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Cornell University.
Mr. Leeds and his wife live in Washington, DC, and they have four children.