1994 – Houston, Texas
Danielle Ellis is a “volunteer extraordinaire”. As noted for her efficiency as for her charm, this organized professional is a member of Northwood University’s Houston Women’s Board, chaired its annual fundraising gala in 1996, its chapter for several years, and was the first recipient of the coveted Northwood University Winifred B. Hirsch Award for volunteerism. She is active in advocacy for the visual and performing arts, education, women’s concerns and causes for children. Formally educated in interior design, she is the owner of the design firm DeCorum Three, Inc. and her eye for color and line in the fashion realm has led to an award as one of Houston’s Ten Best Dressed Women. She served on the executive committee of the Houston Grand Opera board for six years, was the Houston Opera Ball chairman in 1994, was the Museum of Fine Arts’ Costume Institute chairman, served on the Institute’s board for five years and served on the executive committee of the Society for the Performing Arts for eight years. She chaired the 1995 City of Houston’s Mayor’s Ball and has been UNICEF Fundraising chairman, among many other key leadership commitments. Danielle cites her belief in a healthy work ethic, morals and spirituality, stemming from a strong, honest and delightful family life in her native Virginia. Danielle and her attorney husband, John, reside in Houston, Texas.