Darren serves as the Executive Director of the Hagedorn Foundation, now in the process of sunsetting after 13 years of effective grantmaking. The Foundation uses Long Island as its lens to support and promote social equity in local communities. He is a graduate of the Master’s Program for Nonprofit Management at New School for Social Research. His background is diverse, beginning as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica, later working at the Health and Welfare Council of Nassau County and as the CFO for the People’s Firehouse in Brooklyn. Until 2005, Darren served as the Program Director for the Long Island Community Foundation and the Long Island Unitarian Universalist Fund (LIUUF). He came to the Hagedorn Foundation in August of 2005.